From Picture To Post (Or From Post To Picture)

One of the greatest joys of the creative process, at least for me, is surprise. Among other creative outlets, I write every day. Some days, I start with a clear idea as to what I want to write about. On other days, I simply start and wait to see what happens. In either case, what…

On Medium And Materials

We may have a vision for what we want to create, but the medium and the materials we are working with have a say as well. Between inspiration, intention, and creation, things often change, and the way that our work manifests may be totally different than what we first envisioned. This is part of the…

Accepting Less As More

By offering our minds only two extremes, we are much more willing to accept a compromise that we would have otherwise rejected outright. When I was a teenager and my friends and I started driving, one of my friends had a trick he would use when he wanted to turn the volume of the music…

Creativity Is A Process Of Discovery And Change

Creative outlets are not just important, but are essential in knowing who we are and what our individual point of view is. Art, regardless of the medium, is a process of both personal discovery and expression. Through the creative process we begin to unearth truths about ourselves that may have otherwise been left hidden to…

Good Enough For Folk Music

Good enough is a good enough beginning. Years ago, a few friends of mine and myself drove to The State Theatre in Falls Church, Virginia to see the blues* musician Taj Mahal do a rare acoustic solo performance for a charity called Music Maker Relief Foundation, an organization that helps to provide financial relief to…