Category Archives: Creativity

50 Years, 50 Images: Reflections on Inspiration and the Creative Process

Looking forward to my presentation 50 Years, 50 Images: Reflections on Inspiration and the Creative Process. I’ll be speaking at the Vero Beach Community Center hosted by the Indian River Photography Club. Their meeting starts at 6:30 with a photo contest … Continue reading

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Photography Classes To Be Featured On Ovation TV!

I’m very excited to be part of an amazing new “art travel” show called American Canvas. The show explores the art and culture of cities such as San Francisco, Austin and Miami and airs Wednesday evenings at 10pm EST. As … Continue reading

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Photography Classes In Vero Beach Update

Wishing you a Happy, Healthy and Creative 2015! As I mentioned in an earlier post I am super excited to be teaching two photography classes at the Art School at Vero Beach Museum of Art this winter. My Photography 101 class has already filled! If you … Continue reading

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Motivating Quote On Inspiration By Chuck Close

As the new year takes hold here’s a motivating quote on inspiration from artist Chuck Close. “Inspiration is for amateurs – the rest of us just show up and get to work” – Chuck Close   “Since the late 1960s Chuck Close has … Continue reading

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Quote About Light From Artist Wynn Bullock

“As sounds in a musical composition can be used not to express physical objects but ideas, emotions, harmonies, rhythmic orders and most any expression of the human mind and spirit, so light can be used visually to express the mind … Continue reading

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Inspiring Quote On Creativity From Austin Kleon

Last weekend I read a great little book on being creative by Austin Kleon. The book, Show Your Work!, is his follow-up to Steal Like An Artist!. It’s full of inspiration and motivation in 10 short steps. I found this great little … Continue reading

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Elizabeth Gilbert On Where Creativity Comes From

Elizabeth Gilbert, author of Eat, Pray, Love, discusses a different way of looking at creativity and the creative process in her Ted talk “Your Elusive Creative Genius“.

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Quotes On Color, Form And Art From Vasily Kandinsky

“Color directly influences the soul. Color is the keyboard, the eyes are the hammers, the soul is the piano with many strings. The artist is the hand that plays, touching one key or another purposively, to cause vibrations in the … Continue reading

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Inspiring Photography Ideas From Creative Sparks Photographer Bill Lord

Here’s a fascinating color photograph from Creative Sparks photographer Bill Lord. Bill has been exploring the use of water droplets and color lights in his “science project” setup inspired by the abstract color photography of Wynn Bullock. I really like the … Continue reading

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Interesting Quote On Painting Sensation From Paul Cézanne

Here’s a great quote from the painter Paul Cézanne on the meaning of Impressionism. “For an Impressionist to paint from nature is not to paint the subject, but to realize sensations.” – Paul Cézanne   In his book, What Are You Looking … Continue reading

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