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Ode to Joy

From Immortal Beloved, the movie.  If you haven’t seen it, you must.  This is my favorite clip.  Perfect for this time of year.  Or any time of year. To think that Beethoven was deaf when he composed such exquisite music!  I can’t get over that. [Post image: Gary Oldman as Ludwig van Beethoven in Immortal […]

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Are You Average or Exceptional?

Today’s post is a transcript from my podcast entitled Are You Average or Exceptional? We’re talking about how you see yourself. Are you average or exceptional?  How are you different from others, and how does that affect how you work and play? Recently I was listening to an Accidental Creative podcast interview with Seth Godin, […]

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Making Art

A few soundbites from the mesmerizing book Art & Fear: Observations on the Perils (and Rewards) of Artmaking by David Bayles and Ted Orland.  If you consider yourself an artist—any kind of artist—you must read this book.  [Any bold print is my addition.] Artmaking involves skills that can be learned.  The conventional wisdom here is that […]

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Things to Savor

Every once in a while, I like to do a post of all the fun things I’ve seen or experienced recently.  Today is one of those days.  Lucky you. My sister Amy informed me of the spectacular artist Nathan Abels.  His blog minutiae is a conglomeration of all the wonderful things he likes.  I’m going […]

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Susan Enan Home Concert & CD Giveaway

Hello, my gorgeous friends.  Today I give you a peek of our first home concert last Friday evening.  Delicious food.  Yummy libations.  But best of all, warm, happy company listening to Susan Enan’s beautifully heartfelt songs with us.  Such a great event. Pictures always say it better than words.  [Yes, Dan is completely goofing off in […]

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