Artistry/Technology

“A brush is technology. A brush. The first technology is brushes, pencils, pens. Things like that are technology of course.” – David Hockney The global multidisciplinary cultural organization, Liberatum, is exploring the boundaries between creativity and the tools makers use to express it in a fascinating new short called Artistry/Technology. In addition to David Hockney (who […]

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Words on the Street: Stanley

Stanley is a drummer—actually, percussionist is probably more accurate, especially if calling someone (or oneself) a drummer is predicated on playing actual drums. On any other day, Stanley may well be a drummer—but today, his “drums” consisted of a set of five gallon plastic paint buckets, cleverly arranged to resemble a drum kit with the […]

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The Things We Do For Love—Why Self-Investing Isn’t Self-Indulgence

“It’s about investing the time to explore and refine your art and finding your creative voice.” – Patrick Shipstad When a child shows an interest in something like sports, the arts, activities, etc., a parent (usually) wants to nurture those interests to see if they develop into something their child will excel in, or at least […]

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An Unlikely Recovery

“That’s one small step for [a] man, one giant leap for mankind.” – Neil Armstrong On a recent episode of On Taking Pictures, Bill and I were discussing the story of Carol Armstrong, wife of famed astronaut Neil Armstrong who, according to several news sources, found a mysterious white canvas bag while cleaning out a […]

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Between Chaos & Control, Part Two [Guest Post]

“Being constantly creative and producing new works for people to enjoy and criticize is both intensely satisfying and painstakingly difficult.” – Kristopher Matheson How you arrive at creativity is in your hands alone. I don’t think people can be taught to be creative. You only need a sense of self-discovery, to be open to new […]

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Fragile Heroes: A Conversation with Sandra Chevrier [Q&A]

“The aesthetic is important to capture the eye of the viewer, but without a message it would be empty.” – Sandra Chevrier I don’t remember where I first saw the work of painter Sandra Chevrier, but do remember very clearly that I was struck by it straight away. It was a painting from her series […]

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KEF M500 Headphones [Review]

I’m not an audiophile by any means, but as I find myself spending more and more time in headphones (both listening to and recording podcasts), I thought it was time to upgrade to something beyond the mediocre earbuds that came with my iPhone. I had tried a number of different brands and styles — Sennheiser, […]

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Between Chaos & Control, Part One [Guest Post]

“Creativity is when chaos and control come together – you and the work become connected and energized.” – Kristopher Matheson You’ve read about or talked with someone who you think is creative, complimented their creativity, and possibly even asked them where their creativity comes from. This is often when creatives get stuck. So often we […]

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