I am what they call a multi-passionate artist, apparently. I divide my time between theatre making and art making. Some people have suggested that I lack focus. But I am hyper-focused actually. I just like to switch my focus from time to time. I have been told that I will never get anywhere if I don't … Continue reading A defence of doing too many things, and what painting teaches me about writing
“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.
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.
"The routine is as much a part of the creative process as the lightning bolt of inspiration, maybe more." Twyla Tharp THE CREATIVE HABIT I agree with Twyla Tharp. I think art for some of us has to be a kind of determined, intentional creative habit that we submit to willingly. I think habit is … Continue reading Cultivating the Creative Habit
The unread story is not a story; it is little black marks on wood pulp. The reader, reading it, makes it live: a live thing, a story. Ursula Le Guin I think that creative people struggle with the idea of recognition. There is something about feeling like a show off and being made to feel … Continue reading The morning ramble.