creative process, creative writing, life lessons etc.

"The purpose of life is to be defeated by greater and greater thing". Rainer Maria Rilke Dear writer and artist, I hope that the mountain you may be facing will not be too hard to climb. I hope that today you will write or draw or paint your way through whatever barrier seems to be… Continue reading

healing art, life lessons etc.

A New Year Wish for some who are not so happy today.

“Face your life, its pain, its pleasure, leave no path untaken.” ― Neil Gaiman, The Graveyard Book This year 2013 has been demanding-- stamping it's foot-- screaming-- at the top of it's lungs-- that I should face my life and not look away-- not even for a moment. I have faced my pain-- I've stared… Continue reading A New Year Wish for some who are not so happy today.

life lessons etc., poets and writers, Seamus Heaney, writing

I am trying to write a poem

I am trying to write a poem because I am sad-- and because summer is ending- and because a poet I love has died. I am trying to write a poem because-- as the days grow short and the nights fall so suddenly- all my summers- of innocence and invincibility are coming to an end… Continue reading I am trying to write a poem

life lessons etc., My writer's manifesto

A new painting.

  “the only people for me are the mad ones, the ones who are mad to live, mad to talk, mad to be saved, desirous of everything at the same time, the ones who never yawn or say a commonplace thing, but burn, burn, burn like fabulous yellow roman candles exploding like spiders across the… Continue reading A new painting.

a writing practice, life lessons etc., My writer's manifesto, Uncategorized

something about a secret.

When I was a kid- my grade eight math teacher told our class about a mail-order scam where-- someone would put an ad in the classifieds-- offering an ancient secret. All you had to do was send nine dollars to a box number-- and the secret of unlimited wealth would be yours. A few weeks later, a… Continue reading something about a secret.