Tag Archive | Art

Law of Attraction: Is Physical Beauty Important?


Human beings are undeniably artistic and creative beings.  We are all to varying degrees attracted to beauty in nature and art.  Also, as sexual beings, we feel somehow that a beautiful mate is an important advantage in the race to procreate.  I suppose having beautiful children makes us feel more powerful or accomplished.  Yet I […]

Language, Intimacy, and Family: How Family Is a Hub of Linguistic Creativity


Hello readers and fellow lovers of writing and language, I was just musing today about how family just might be the place where creative invention in language is most bountiful, secret, and loving.  Living in a special unit, a community separate from the world in some senses, a family group must often modify the common […]

St. George and the Dragon: Embracing Our Own Inner Demons


I love stories, symbols, and fairy tales. They teach us so much about the hidden parts of our selves.  Yesterday, I was perusing a book called “Slay Your Own Dragons: How Women Can Overcome Self-Sabotage in Love and Work”, by Nancy Good.  The author defines the dragon as an image for negative self-thoughts and negative […]

Gender Fluid: Awakening to a New Era


There is an article in the August 12th issue of the New York Times Magazine  http://www.nytimes.com/2012/08/12/magazine/whats-so-bad-about-a-boy-who-wants-to-wear-a-dress.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0 about children who feel comfortable identifying with both sexes at different moments in their lives. In the article, they label this type of behavior “gender-fluid“.  I like the word; it seems to evoke all kinds of interesting concepts. Since […]

Cavewoman with Potatoes: a drawing


The Lost Symbol


In art school, more specifically at the French national art school, I learned that using symbols and visual symbolic language was not a good thing if I wanted to be a good contemporary artist.  Good art at the time was cool, made with expensive and impressive materials, such as extremely large full color photographs, preferably […]

Creativity and Transgression


To follow up my post about Adam and Eve, as I continue to muse on the subject of creativity, free will, and responsibility…I believe there is a strong possibility that God placed the Tree of Knowledge, the snake, Adam and Eve in the garden all together for a purpose.  In addition to this postulate, I […]

Balancing the masculine and feminine


My motivation for starting this blog is my observation that people around me seem to be seeking happiness, or a sense of purpose for their lives in the wrong places.  Being human involves a lot a suffering, and  suffering is necessary for growth.  Growth means maturity – taking responsibility for who we are as a […]