Browsing: Letters

Letters
0 Process

Dear Artist, Imagine, if you will, an artists’ encounter group. Imagine they are sharing, in one sentence each and with impunity, their current processes. It might sound like this: I look in nature until I see something that appeals to…

Letters
0 Poverty

Dear Artist, “A true artist must expect to be out of step with his times and live a life of public disdain and poverty.” A commendable thought, I suppose, and almost a usable quotation, written by a respected name in…

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0 Creativity Methods

Dear Artist, In looking at quotes you have to ask two questions: “Is it true?” and “Is it true for me?” You have to be careful in this quotation game. Take, for example, this quote of Claude Monet from a…

Letters
0 Quotations

Dear Artist, Stephen Vizinczey’s seventh commandment is “Thou shalt not let a day pass without rereading something great.” I’m kind of converted. For a while I kept Bartlett’s at my elbow as I painted, flipping randomly while paint was drying,…

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0 Dealer Loyalty

Dear Artist, And now for something completely different. After last weeks’ walk in the mystery of morphic fields and the remarkable letters that followed, I was left with the creepy feeling that there is nothing new under the sun. What…

Letters
0 Morphic Fields

Dear Artist, There was an immense amount of interest in the subject of morphic fields arising from the last letter. This little understood phenomenon suggests a Jungian collective consciousness — I have often wondered about the presence of this condition…

Letters
0 Studio Companion

Dear Artist, I know there is a possibility that I will be accused of certified lunacy, but I need to state the following: I think animals, particularly dogs and cats, are a type of angel that has been sent from…

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0 Sleep Deprivation

Dear Artist, All kinds of sleep disorders are now being identified by experts. “Nocturnal eating syndrome,” for example, is one that silently and stealthily robs the fridge. As well as insomnia there’s apnea, narcolepsy, paralysis, bruxism: the list goes on.…

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0 Sorting Out

Dear Artist, When travelling, I’ve found it’s a good idea to call them “material” so as not to confuse them with finished paintings. At home, they’re laid out like so many fish on a dock. Some are even a bit…

Letters
0 Going Home

Dear Artist, Our time on the river is now up but we have not yet come to the end of the river. We make the decision to store the boat in Norman Wells for the winter with the idea that…

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