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Yes! We ARE Artists

“There is a vitality, a life force, an energy, a quickening that is translated through you into action, and because there is only one of you in all of time, this expression is unique. And if you block it, it … Continue reading

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Still Dancing

In Dani Shapiro’s marvelous “Still Writing: The Perils and Pleasures of a Creative Life,” she shares a classic anecdote in an artist’s life.  Her friend, who is a notable sculptor, is asked at a dinner party “…if I was still … Continue reading

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The Glow of Flow, or Optimal Experience

  “….[T]he best moments in our lives, are not the passive, receptive, relaxing times…The best moments usually occur when a person’s body or mind is stretched to its limits in a voluntary effort to accomplish something difficult and worthwhile….”~Mihalyi Csikszentmihalyi … Continue reading

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The Practice Is The Thing: Devotion

“I believe that we learn by practice. Whether it means to learn to dance by practicing dancing or to learn to live by practicing living, the principles are the same. In each, it is the performance of a dedicated precise … Continue reading

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Grooves…and Graves

“The only difference between a rut and a grave… is in their dimensions.”~Ellen Glasgow The other day, I was driving some distance to a meeting on a route I’ve driven several times before.  It was a sunny morning and I … Continue reading

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Musings from the Marshlands: When One Way Doesn’t Work….

…another will. The enormous great blue heron feeding close by on the marsh has been reminding me of that important heron wisdom.  One of the things heron teaches is that when one way doesn’t work, another will. The heron draws … Continue reading

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The Treasures of Collaboration

“Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.”~Helen Keller The images in this post are the product of my collaboration with the multitalented photographer Nikki Carrara.  Sure, I had some movement prepared that I wanted photographed. … Continue reading

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