Art

Art is a substitute for acting or living. If life is the wilful expression of emotion, art is the intellectual expression of that same emotion. Whatever we don’t have, don’t attempt or don’t achieve can be possessed through dreams, and these are what we use to make art. At other times our emotion is so…

My World

All I wanted was to live a life where I could be me, and be okay with that. I had no need for material possessions, money or even close friends with me on my journey. I never understood people very well anyway, and they never seemed to understand me very well either. All I wanted…

Silience

The brilliant artistry hidden all around you. Its’s strange that something so vibrant as art is so nearly invisible. Strange how rarely we stop to savor the details, or hear the music playing in the background that’s far better than it has any right to be. It’s only after someone points it out, that you…

Blue

Everyone has someone who, if life was a painting, would be the blue on their artist’s palette. Just as no painting is complete without it, so no moment, thought or experience in this life, is quite as beautiful or complete without them. They are the ones who shine like stars, lighting up the black night…

Moledro

A feeling of resonant connection with an author or artist you’ll never meet, who may have lived centuries ago and thousands of miles away but can still get inside your head and leave behind morsels of their experience, like the little piles of stones left by hikers that mark a hidden path through unfamiliar territory. Coined in…

Box of Crayons

Everyone is born creative; everyone is given a box of crayons in kindergarten. Then when you hit puberty, they take the crayons away and replace them with dry, uninspiring books on algebra, history, etc. Being suddenly hit years later with the ‘creative bug’ is just a wee voice telling you, I’d like my crayons back,…

Dare to Dream

I know what you’re thinking, and I’m here to tell you that you are not alone like you think, you are not a failure, you are not useless like you think. This is not some motivational speech about how millions that were just like you (or worse) did the impossible (even though I still don’t…