December 3, 2016 at 10:35 pm (art, drama, environment, ethics, exploring interconnectedness, films, Independent film, Indigenous People, issues, journalism, Lakota, movies, music, Native Americans, photography, random, relationships, religion, Standing Rock Reservation, Uncategorized)
Tags: #NoDAPL, #WaterIsLife, art, Digital Media, Digital Smoke Signals, Drones, journalism, Missouri River, music, Myron Dewey, news, North Dakota, Percussion Grenades, photography, Pipeline, police, Prayer Ceremony, Standing Rock, Valley Forge Network, video, videos, Water Protectors
Who cares about R2D2 when you’ve got a Water Warrior Drone Scout? Is there anything cooler? Yeah, well Dakota Access Pipeline Layers and the Morton County Sheriff’s forces are not too fond of them. I do not understand why they keep shooting at drones. Actually I do and so will you after seeing what drones can show and tell. Still, what does a helicopter have to fear from a drone? I don’t know, but apparently they’re capable of “stalking” with ill intent. A malicious drone? Huh. Maybe they’re afraid they’ll do that bird flying into the blades or engine or something. Yep. Instead of getting into all that, here’s a few Digital Smoke Signals from Myron Dewey’s drones. If you click through to YouTube you can see more and subscribe. Take a load off and enjoy the views that you have NOT seen on mainstream news.
Drone Day Shift-ing.
Drone-ing at night.
After being asked nicely by the feds to stop construction ETP/DAPL did their usual thing–work.
What and Who—>
Digital Smoke Signals and Myron Dewey
Valley Forge Network
Be forewarned–we’re ending up with a BANG not a whisper.
September 13, 2016 at 3:50 pm (art, culture, environment, ethics, Indigenous People, issues, Lakota, life, Native Americans, nature, people, politics, relationships, Uncategorized)
Tags: #honortheearth, #NoDAPL, #StandingRock, #WaterIsLife, art, Fracking, Gregg Deal, pipelines, Proctectors, Standing Rock, Tar Sands
October 13, 2014 at 6:37 pm (books, culture, drama, education, entertainment, ethics, exploring interconnectedness, history, humor, Indigenous People, issues, journalism, life, living, Native Americans, people, politics, quests, random, relationships, satire, searching, thinking, Uncategorized, Writing)
Tags: art, Buzzfeed, Colorado, Columbus Day, creative writing, Democracy Now, dialogue, dramatic dialogue, education, exploring interconnectedness, fact, history, Howard Zinn, Indigenous People, internal monologue goes external, Issues, journalism, lie, media, Mexican American Studies, mind control, Native Americans, Noriega, poltics, protests, Sandro Botticelli, satire, Writing, Young Turks
~In 1482, Columbus sailed the ocean blue~
He was Bad News for the Taino People ~
But some people don’t want to think about that reality.
Because then they’d have to learn a new history.
~Ooops–but isn’t history supposed to be true and honest?
Depends on who is using which facts to support which version of what happened.
~Are you saying people manipulate facts to suit their own agendas?
Me? Why would I ever say something like that? It might be politically incorrect, and we can’t have that, can we?
~Hmm, but what’s Politically Correct for one group isn’t necessarily PC for another group. And people do have a tendency to abuse PC everywhere in order to create conflict and sometime even abuse other people who had no intentions of abusing anyone. There’s been some very rough irony involved in demands for PC over the years.
No way! Who would do something like that?
~Who doesn’t? Come on, look at the conservative media, the scared shitless media, the controlled media, the alternative media, the foreign media, the underground media, the social media–everyone spins everything to suit their vision of reality, right?
Do you think that’s what pissed off those high school kids in Colorado so much that they pretested in the streets about changes in what history would be taught?
~What do you think?
I’m not sure yet. But–I do recall what happened in Arizona with the Mexican-American Studies program being shut down because it presented a different viewpoint of history than what the TPTB wanted taught in schools.
~Hey, are you saying there’s a conspiracy to teach lies in American schools?
Look, I don’t go in for conspiracy theories. But I don’t think this is a coincidence either. Maybe it’s just like minds acting out in similar ways. Or not.
~ Like minded people, right. Ah ha.
Lie. Lie. Lie.
Deny lying and lie some more.
Because if the truth is known the people might rebel.
There’s a very good chance they’ll refuse to be cannon fodder.
They might even learn other languages in order to talk to the rest of the world about issues that affect everyone.
Howard Zinn on Honesty In History
Humor ~~ Warning! Contains Sarcasm, Irony and Questioning of Authority
If you’re still in the dark about the history curriculum issue in Colorado:
As for the Mexican-American Studies Program in Arizona, check this out from Buzzfeed’s David Noriega:
Am I spinning the facts? Me? No way. Why would I do something like that?
A few of the many Italian things I really like:
Friendly Italian people
Sandro Botticelli, artist ~ http://www.ibiblio.org/wm/paint/auth/botticelli/
~~No, I’m not going to talk about the Pope or the Vatican. One should never discuss religion. It’s very Un-PC. Or it used to be. I’m not sure anymore.
October 9, 2014 at 5:19 pm (art, culture, entertainment, films, movies, music, play)
Tags: art, composer, David Arkenstone, dreamlands, Forest Elves, imagination, Into the West, Lorenna McKinnett, Magic Forest, movie, music, Night Ride, original music, Patrick Doyle, play, Qntal, unicorns
WHERE the Unicorns Play—Ooooooooo in the wild forests of our imaginations. Yeah. Well, at least in mine.
Forests where the imagination lives to create.
Where do Unicorns play?
Anywhere they want, of course.
Like who is going to stop them? Hmm? Park Rangers? The Thought Police?
Loreena McKennitt ~ Night Ride Across the Caucasus
Dream Journey ~The Last Unicorn ~ Qntal
Unicorns play in The Magic Forest of the Mind.
music by David Arkenstone, “Magic Forest”
Unicorns play in dreamlands.
my heart shall see light
hön’marën kena-uva kala
our hearts shall be forever
go forth, rest in dreamland
nör’ande sëra mi lorien
i’ll soon be there
îm’eri ratö naya
Wait for me my love
larya nîn mëlissè
You know I’m here
le sinte îma sinomë
To join you in dreams
ána sama lemî oloorë
You have nothing to fear
le ar’uunèr ana kaurë
Fiery sun, begone
Moonlight, protect us,
Heaven’s star, shine through,
telume siila tere
Flame of hell, vanish
na’are utumno wanya
Lonely voice, cold and bare
Asleep, yet awake
Safe in dreams
Shelter from the storm
türma ei ràumo
Merry’s Personal Channel:
Jordi’s Personal Channel:
Into the West (Suite) ~ Patrick Doyle composer
If you can’t see the horn reset your imagination.
This is what came to my mind and I’m sticking with it for today. Tomorrow might be another story.
As soon as I get my questionable act together, links to other themes will be forthcoming. This theme was Lisa’s idea. 🙂
Bear ~ http://bearspawprint.wordpress.com/2014/10/09/where-the-unicorns-play-music-theme/
Lisa ~~ http://undergroundenergy.wordpress.com/2014/10/09/music-theme-where-the-unicorns-play/comment-page-1/#comment-4435
Johnny ~~ http://johnnyojanpera.wordpress.com/2014/10/09/music-theme-where-the-unicorns-play/
Maddie ~~ https://1earthunite.wordpress.com/2014/10/10/%e2%99%aawhere-unicorns-play-music-themes/#comments
Willow ~~ http://willowdot21.wordpress.com/2014/10/09/music-theme-where-the-unicorns-play/#comment-18740
John ~~ http://johnbalaya.com/2014/10/10/music-theme-where-the-unicorns-play/
October 2, 2014 at 5:45 am (art, culture, drama, entertainment, exploring interconnectedness, films, humor, movies, music, random, thinking, Writing)
Tags: animation, art, Artist Publishing, competition, culture, entertainment, Karl Hadrika, Killers, Mad Artist Publishing, music, Psycho Killer, Talking Heads, theme, videos, YouTube
The Music Theme is Competition—got that? Right. Yeah, I didn’t quite stay totally on the targeted task. Absolutely my bad. If that disqualifies my effort, so be it. I’ll give the next theme another go instead. But I am grateful to Johnny for stimulating my blogging –even if the cake isn’t quite what was expected. So how did this selection come about? Easy, I was fishing for animated videos about competing and had an unscheduled brainstorm–ooops–yes, those are like thunderstorms the weather channel never mentioned. Anyway. These videos all have music and they’re all going to compete for you. Which one do YOU like the best? I gave them all common ground of being about killers in one form or another. And, aside from the Talking Heads’ “Psycho Killer”, which introduces the sub-theme of killers for the animated works, all entries are from the Mad Artist Publishing channel on the tubes of you. I thought that was a way to narrow down my field of selections and possibly introduce anyone with similar sensibilities to their creative madness. Hence the presence of a link to enable net surfing to more animated delights.
Yes, there are many other animator channels on the tubes–and if you find a wonderful one I demand a link.
If you would like to share a favorite which does not appear here, please do so.
For anyone paying attention, I kept these to a time limit in order to keep down the required listening time–otherwise there’d be OTHERS, many others. I am interested in who likes what. This is supposed to be a competition so comment accordingly. Or not. 🙂 No pressure. No stress. Just killer animations.
Talking Heads ~ Psycho Killer
This is a Music Video I created as my Final project for my Typography III Class.
Check out my work at wix.com/jesijean/portfolio
The lyrics were inspired by the character Norman Bates in the movie Psycho so I designed this with Saul Bass in mind since he was the graphic designer that created much of Alfred Hitchcocks Movie Posters.
When You Kill Little Creatures On The Road There Are Consequences ~
CREDITS: Directing, Design, Animation, Modeling, Rigging, Sound Design and Story by Karl Hadrika (http://karlhadrika.blogspot.com/, http://khadrika.wix.com/karlhadrika). Voice Talent by Lidia Łabuda. Song: “Just Feel” by Carol Williams. Owned by Verse Music Group.
Screening and Publishing permission granted Karl Hadrika on August 27.2013. If you’re interested in screening this film please contact MadArtistPublishing@gmail.com
CREDITS: All visual aspects by Paolo Cogliati (www.paoloanimates.com, http://www.serialtaxi.com)
Voice Acting : “Boris”/”Newscaster” by Jonathan Cooke, “Girl”/”Radio Singer” by Rebecca Parham
Sound Design : Mutante Media
CREDITS: Morten Helgeland, Casper Wermuth, Lasse Rasmussen, Carina Løvgreen, Kirsten Bay Nielsen, Polina Bokhan, Peter Egeberg, Magnus Myrälf, Maria B. Kreutzmann
Film Used with web screening license permission on March 19, 2013. The original film can be found at https://vimeo.com/34072719
Film was produced and was the Winner of the “Uplift Universe” Cgtalk challenge. Greg’s superb animated film is featured in the Collectible & Interactive Art Book Vol.1: “Contests” & Vol.8 “Animation Stories” Both digitally available for free at http://www.sketchozine.com
Credits: This 2002 Short Film was Animated & Directed by Grzegorz Jonkajtys, Sound by Adam Sukora.
For Bear’s Musical treatment of the Competition Theme go here where the links to other treatments will be posted as they put in appearances at other blogcasas –>> http://bearspawprint.wordpress.com/2014/10/02/competition-music-themes/
I shall try to keep up and supply other links here too.
Here’s Lisa! http://undergroundenergy.wordpress.com/2014/10/02/music-theme-competition/
And Johnny http://johnnyojanpera.wordpress.com/2014/10/02/music-theme-competition/
May 8, 2014 at 12:11 pm (art, culture, entertainment, environment, exploring interconnectedness, life, movies, music, nature, people, photography, random, Uncategorized)
Tags: art, culture, drama, George Davidson, graphics, In the Springtime the only pretty ring time, It Was a Lover and His Lass, La Primavera, life, Marriage D'Amour, Morley, music, off broadway, play, random, Renaissance England, Rite of Spring, Sandro Botticelli, Shakespeare, soundtrack, spring, Spring Awakening, Stravinsky, Sweet Child of Mine, Thomas Morley, Tracy Chapman, video, Vienna Symphonic Library, Vitamin String Quartet, William Shakespeare
“In the spring time the only pretty ring time” ~~~
I can’t quite recall the very first time I read or heard these words by Thomas Morley but they’ve never gone away. That’s pretty damn good staying power for a songwriter from Renaissance England. Never estimate the power of a tune–a poem set to music for entertaining the masses. Spring is all about bringing things to life–contrary to the famous commercial GE has nothing to do with this when it comes to nature and the reality of our own existence. Every time art is created it’s an affirmation of the creative life forces centered in the promises of spring.
It Was a Lover and His Lass by Thomas Morley-– http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thomas_Morley
Paul Phoenix (now of the King’s Singers) and Barry Holden, then choristers at St. Paul’s Cathedral, sing “It Was a Lover and His Lass” in this 1978 production of As You Like It [ by William Shakespeare], starring Helen Mirren.
Sand Animation ~ Spring ~ Marriage D’Amour by George Davidson
Sandro Botticelli’s Primavera ~ Music “Sweet Child of Mine” performed by Vitamin String Quartet
Tracy Chapman ~ Spring
Stravinsky ~ The Rite of Spring, Part 1 ~ Watch at FULL screen for full visual beauty impact. ~ “Jay Bacal performed and rendered this piece using virtual instrument software by Vienna Symphonic Library.”
Click through to watch on YouTube for more information about the creation of this piece and others. Yes, there is MORE. The following is from the creator/uploader:
Each shape corresponds to a family of instruments:
ellipse: flutes (also cymbals and tam-tam)
octagon: single reed (clarinet, bass clarinet)
inverted ellipse/star: double reeds (oboe, English horn, bassoons)
rectangle: brass (also, with “aura,” timpani, guiro and bass drum)
. . .
In this video, musical pitch (as ordered in the musician’s “circle of fifths”) is mapped to twelve colors (as ordered on the artist’s “color wheel”). With this mapping, changes in tonality and harmony correspond to changes in the color palette. You can read more about this technique here:
Unpitched instruments (bass drum, cymbals, tam-tam, triangle, guiro) are shown in gray.
Who is more in tune with spring than young people? Time for some serious education which has nothing and everything to do with the birds and bees aka sex education that really tells where babies come from. What’s the big deal? None of us would be here without the biological act of sexual intercourse–modern science’s efforts for infertile couples et al aside. Education, education– what’s it for really? In so many ways children are at the mercy of the parents, teachers and culture which often shortchanges them with devastating consequences. Where does the shame, guilt and fear come from? Who creates the dysfunction regarding sexuality? Such discussions are increasingly important as is evident by all current news regarding sex, rape and violence. Isn’t it possible to have a society which behaves in a healthy, positive manner concerning sexuality? Newsflash–the Stork crash landed and won’t be bringing any more babies to anyone. Unless, it recovers enough to fertilize its mate’s eggs.
Spring Awakening ~ Full Version Off Broadway
Full Off-Broadway Spring Awakening.
Spring Awakening is a rock musical adaptation of the controversial 1891 German play of the same title by Frank Wedekind.
It features music by Duncan Sheik and a book and lyrics by Steven Sater.
Set in late-19th century Germany, it concerns teenagers who are discovering the inner and outer tumult of sexuality.
The original play was banned in Germany for a while due to its portrayal of masturbation, abortion, homosexuality, rape, child abuse and suicide.
In the musical, alternative rock is employed as part of the folk-infused rock score.
Spring Awakening received eleven 2007 Tony Award nominations, winning eight, including Tonys for best musical, direction, book, score and featured actor.
The show also won four Drama Desk Awards, while its London production won four Olivier Awards.
Melchior Jonathan Groff
Wendla Lea Michele
Moritz John Gallagher, Jr.
Adult Man Stephen Spinella
Adult Woman Christine Estabrook
Ilse Lauren Pritchard
Hanschen Jonathan B. Wright
Georg Skylar Astin
Martha Lilli Cooper
Ernst Gideon Glick
Otto Brian Charles Johnson
Anna Phoebe Strole
Thea Remy Zaken
“Mama Who Bore Me” — Wendla
“Mama Who Bore Me (Reprise)” — Wendla and Girls
“All That’s Known” — Melchior
“The Bitch of Living” — Moritz, Melchior and Boys
“My Junk” — Girls and Boys
“Touch Me” — Boys and Girls
“The Word of Your Body” — Wendla and Melchior
“The Dark I Know Well” — Martha, Ilse and Boys
“The Word of Your Body (Reprise)” — Otto and Georg (not on the cast recording)
“And Then There Were None” — Moritz and Boys
“The Mirror-Blue Night” — Melchior and Boys
“I Believe” — Boys and Girls
“The Guilty Ones” — Wendla, Melchior, Boys and Girls
“Don’t Do Sadness/Blue Wind” — Moritz and Ilse
“Left Behind” — Melchior, Boys and Girls
“Totally Fucked” — Melchior and Full Company (except Moritz)
“The Word of Your Body (Reprise)” — Hanschen, Ernst, Boys and Girls
“Whispering” — Wendla
“Those You’ve Known” — Moritz, Wendla and Melchior
“The Song of Purple Summer” — Ilse and Full Company
Soundtrack from Spring Awakening
I do believe Bear and Johnny will be singing some spring soon. Links when they flower. 🙂
Let the lovely Lisa put some spring in your steps : http://undergroundenergy.wordpress.com/2014/05/08/spring-the-life-of-the-seasons-music-theme/
Whoa, Johnny and Lisa duet–yeah, du-et–that’s what I said. Oh now, yeah they are flirting and making dates online too… Johnny’s place for the spring beat –> http://johnnyojanpera.wordpress.com/2014/05/08/all-things-spring-music-theme/
Hey, hey, Bear is here –> http://bearspawprint.wordpress.com/2014/05/09/spring-music-theme/
Much thanks to everyone sharing their favorite Spring music things. 🙂
April 20, 2014 at 4:05 pm (art, creative writing, culture, environment, exploring interconnectedness, life, living, nature, poetry, random, Uncategorized)
Tags: art, Below Above, color, culture, energy-scape, energyscape, exploring interconnectedness, haiku, life, nature, poem, poetry, rebirth, renewal, soil, spring, stippling, Writing
shedding husks unfurl
shoots curling staff seedlings gasp
silk sheath sun sight spreads
April 17, 2014 at 8:20 pm (art, culture, entertainment, ethics, exploring interconnectedness, history, life, music, poetry, random, Uncategorized)
Tags: Amanda McBroom, art, culture, Dali, Edith Piaf, English, entertainment, French, La vie en rose, living, Meditative Rose, music, poetry, random, Rose, roses, Shukar, The Name of the Rose, The Rose, The Rose that Grew From Concrete, theme, To Rose Upon the Rood of Time, Yeats
How do you like your thorns?
I’m not entirely satisfied with my choices for a variety of reasons that have nothing to do with the quality of any of these selections. My dissatisfaction stems more from the elusive quality of the rose itself as a symbol which extends far beyond wild and cultivated flowers. So often the rose represents a human in song, poetry and art. Often it references a state of mind, an awareness both secular and mystical. There are two poets represented here – Tupac Amaru Shakur and William Butler Yeats–two vastly different men from very different parts of the world who both knew the power of poetry. Both poets immediately came to mind when Bear selected The Rose for this round. Each turned to the rose for inspiration and communication. I discovered Shakur’s poetry in text form before ever hearing his voice or knowing anything of his persona. In this sense the focus was centered entirely on the words, the text, and the meaning striving for conveyance. Interestingly enough there is an entire album of his poetry posted on the tubes of you–but the poem I was after has been deleted from the mix due to corporate issues–ironically it is the poem which serves as the album title. What shall we make of that?
Shakur on poets and poetry–and by the usual extension of words paired with instruments creates music. I sincerely doubt W. B. Yeats would disagree with his perceptions which could easily relate to Ireland’s issues in his time.
Tupac the rose that grew from the concrete
The Rose That Grew From The Concrete with music Everyday by Carly Commando
2pac poem…”Rose That Grew From Concrete”… Young boy skates through his urban neighborhood faced with the obstacles of society.
I realize this is a 2pac poem over a biggie beat, this choice was intentional. My goal for this project was to disregard the personal feuds of 2pac and Biggie and portray a struggle which is bigger than all of us
The Name of the Rose
The Rose Upon the Rood of Time ~ W.B. Yeats ~
This is poet Stella Shakerchi reading Yeats’ poem to musical accompaniment by Mark Bosley. The performance was part of their ‘Days’ show which was an anthology of songs and poems relating to different days of the year. It was part of Oxfringe, the Oxford arts festival on 26th March 2010.
2draw Animation Music video for Salvador Dali’s “Meditative Rose”
La vie en rose ~ Edith Piaf ~ English version
felipe salvador arias
La vie en rose ~ Edith Piaf ~ French version
The Rose by Amanda McBroom
The Rose was written by Amanda McBroom in 1979 for the same film in honor of Janis Joplin. And she sings her own well-known song herself.
The Rose garden grows in delight and complexity:
April 14, 2014 at 5:12 pm (art, books, culture, education, exploring interconnectedness, issues, life, living, people, publishing, random, searching, thinking, Uncategorized)
Tags: art, artist, artists, Book, book tour video, books, bookstore, business, Creative Life, creativity, culture, Dan Steinhilber, essays, Essays by 40 Working Artists, Intellect, Issues, life, Living and Sustaing a Creative LIfe, Maggie Michael, money, NYC, publisher, random, review, Sharon, Sharon Louden, State of Control Maggie Michael, The Strand Bookstore, video, working artists, Writing
In the box or out of the box?
To gallery or not to gallery — to quest or not to quest?
Shut up and pass paper and pencils. Art wants making.
For the book price of less than a dollar a piece, editor Sharon Louden, working artist herself, invites artists, and any other interested parties, to engage with 40 working artists n what has been an ongoing discussion for as long as creative people have striven to live and thrive in a world at large that far too often is less than supportive of their existence. No, Living and Sustaining a Creative Life, Essays by 40 Working Artists isn’t a book about artists who rock the status quo of mainstream society. Though there are artists within these pages who do so in one medium or another. What this very engaging tome offers is a very wide and diverse range of perspectives based on experiences had by artists who’ve found their own ways to survive, thrive and continue to create over time. There are discussions of quests for studio time, for money to provide food, shelter and art supplies, for solitude and for companionship, gallery representation and new ways of making a go of things with and without galleries. There’s a lot of insight, hindsight, information, ideas and inspiration in these essays written by a very wide range of artists including those raising children and engaged in mutually supportive relationships. Plus, there is an excellent photograph of each artist’s work prefacing their essay. Yeah, that’s a very sweet bonus track in this book–you get some views of art you might or might not have seen yet. So this libro also serves as a visual catalog of artists as essayists. Hence, you get a small visual sense of what these artists invest so much vital energy and time creating.
A few of my visual treat picks:
Michael Waugh’s The American Jobs Act, part 1 (detail)
Peter Drake’s Day for Night
Thomas Kilpper’s State of Control
Maggie Michael’s Swans of Other Worlds ~ (photography by Dan Steinhilber)
Julie Hefferman’s Self Portrait as Big World
Jay Davis’ Please, no more birds
Living and Sustaining a Creative Life Panel ~ Book tour video. Yes, this is an interesting and engaging serious discussion among artists, about artists, art and the art world. Enjoy.
Published on Apr 3, 2014
Join us for a special panel examining the challenges that artists face in the ever more commercially minded and competitive contemporary art world. In Living and Sustaining A Creative Life, Sharon Louden, an artist living and working in Brooklyn, brings together 40 contemporary artists to reflect on their own personal processes for living life and creating art. Sharon will moderate a panel examining the questions of how artists choose to live their lives and stay true to their creative impulses, featuring some of the contributors.
Here’s a link to Amazon’s Look Inside page for the book – http://www.amazon.com/Living-Sustaining-Creative-Life-Working/dp/178320012X#reader_B00F4AT02K
Here are just a few of my favorite quotes from the essays:
Annette Lawrence ~ “I am generally led by curiosity, and nothing is off-limits.”
George Stoll ~ “I LIke to work but don’t always like to start, so I make it as easy to begin as possible. At a restaurant near my house that has good coffee, friendly waiters and an owner who tolerates my long visits, I start most days. . . . I’ve learned that I am especially productive when feeling a bit delinquent.”
Tony Ingrisano ~ “I sleep and eat and breathe drawing, so it’s only logical that I’d do anything necessary to keep drawing.”
Sean Mellyn ~ “Rauschenberg’s Bed made an early and lasting impression on me – that art can not only be made from anything, but material extrapolated from a life lived is a powerful statement.”
Brian Tolle ~ “There are no bad opportunities if you have only one.”
Austin Thomas ~ “There are as many ways to be an artist as there are artists; Lucas Reiner told me that one and it is true.”
Amy Pleasant ~ “And it wakes me up each day. And I follow it. And at the risk of sounding melodramatic, it is the greatest thing I know.”
Maggie Michael ~ “Falling n love was easy. What became labored was managing our bank account after college (when our student loans came due). Artists often pair with someone who has a reliable career and income, but we could not change partners now or in hindsight.”
Dan Steinhilber (Maggie Michael’s partner) ~ “Many people seem to give us extra credit because we involve our child in our life as artists. Clay has excellent conversational skills, yet he does not make a great deal of artworks. Nevertheless, he is imaginative and creative and amazing to us.”
Dan Steinhilber ~ “Over time we learned how to help, support, and appreciate each other rather than be competitive. For example, on days when Maggie is teaching, I often go to her studio and do practical things for her – build stretchers, prime canvases, and keep her supplies organized so that her time in the studio can be focused on painting.”
Link for Intellect, Publishers of Original Thinking page –>> http://www.intellectbooks.co.uk/books/view-Book,id=5042/
How do you measure success?
What did you create today?
Okay, now that I’ve done my good book information sharing deed for the day, it’s time to take advantage of the lull in the rain to get the box of sheet music out of the back seat and see what suits my agenda.
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