A few mornings ago I watched a Tedx Talk by Susan Henckels, a counselor with decades of experience as a psychotherapist. I found the premise fascinating. Every friend that I have that I would credit with intelligence and self awareness seems to believe that they are fundamentally damaged or flawed in some way. They are convinced that they are the walking broken and that it's a minor miracle that they can even function on a daily basis. What if they aren't? What if I'm not?
Over the weekend, I worked a three day festival and had a lot of very positive interactions with potential buyers. While I always have the inevitable browser (or several) who insist that I must be using psychedelics to come up with the surrealistic themes of my art, I realize that they are mainly just trying to interact and be clever but their distracting inanity does help me to appreciate that rare browser that really wants to talk about the meaning and intent behind my wor
A friend told me once that we don't need to re-invent the wheel. We take the known and we add; we advance. We don't need to start at ground zero every time someone wants to tweak the basic design of the cart. Following a spiritual path isn't precisely the same as scientific invention, but a thousand thousand great thinkers have gone before me and given their lifetimes over to contemplating the nature of reality and the path to enlightenment. I am not starting at ground zero
I'm delighted to see Doctor Who back on the air again after a long hiatus (I am two episodes behind so *No Spoilers*). I very much enjoyed the portrayal of the Doctor by Peter Capaldi. One of the episodes that's stayed with me was an episode in which the companion of the Doctor, Clara Oswald, faces her own mortality in the form of a Raven. I've long been drawn to the Raven and she has featured over and over again in my artwork. I've struggled with why I feel this attraction
I like to believe that it's in our dreams that we come face to face with submerged truths; that we have to truly see the things we've been hiding from ourselves. [Be warned. I have no training in psychology and it would be madness (lol) to take any psychological advice from an artist.] When a dream lingers with me, I can't help but wonder "why this dream?" We dream all night long but the bits and pieces usually evaporate as we float up to consciousness in the morning, except