Monthly Archives: January 2011

Marks Matter

Reconcile the Picasso quote and the list of drawing instructions. Drawing is a kind of hypnotism: one looks in such a way at the model, that he comes and takes a seat on the paper. -Pablo Picasso Draw with your … Continue reading

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A joke: Picasso witnessed a robbery but the “perp” got away. Picasso offered to provide a sketch of the criminal….

…..the police arrested a Mother Superior, a washing machine and the Eiffel tower….(thank you Prairie Home Companion Joke Show). Lessons of Picasso are many. Year-long college courses, books too heavy to lift, miles of gallery walls, movies and novels have all been … Continue reading

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“You don’t have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step.” Martin Luther King Jr.

On this Martin Luther King Day as the SAM Picasso exhibit many of us visited closes, we ponder Picasso.  Although they were at the opposite ends of the spectrum in personal integrity and ego and perhaps what they gave the world, both men were … Continue reading

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Rising to the Occasion—in more ways than one…

Kudos on so many levels!  Your efforts in the last exercise of letting go of expectations, of not holding tight to  pre-conceived imagery, of allowing satisfying  pages to go the way of the wind and your willingness to see what might be “around the … Continue reading

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New Year, Old Ideas, Fresh Vision

Annual routines break the daily routine and with any luck our imagination and ideas stir.  There is something about the anticipation and the efforts of the holiday season that bends its way to the “let down” and then the clean … Continue reading

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2010 in review (blog stats from wordpress)

The stats helper monkeys at WordPress.com mulled over how this blog did in 2010, and here’s a high level summary of its overall blog health: The Blog-Health-o-Meter™ reads This blog is on fire!. Crunchy numbers A Boeing 747-400 passenger jet … Continue reading

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