ALWAYS RESPECT IMAGINARY FRIENDS. THEY’RE ON TWENTY-FOUR HOUR CALL, AND YOU’RE NOT. — CORDIALLY, HELEN Continue reading Imaginary Friends: The New Gods
ASKING AN ARTIST TO TALK ABOUT HIS WORK IS LIKE ASKING A PLANT TO DISCUSS HORTICULTURE. — JEAN COCTEAU Continue reading Jean Cocteau Quotation
IT HAS BEEN A WONDERFUL EVENING. GERTRUDE HAS SAID THINGS IT WILL TAKE HER TEN YEARS TO UNDERSTAND. — ALICE B. TOKLAS Continue reading Alice B. Toklas Quotation
DON’T PLAY WHAT’S THERE. PLAY WHAT’S NOT THERE. — MILES DAVIS Continue reading Miles Davis Quotation
IF A TOPIC HITS ME, I’LL START GOING ON IT. BUT YOU CAN’T FORCE IT. — WANDA SYKES Continue reading This is What Creativity is all About!
I’VE ACHIEVED WHAT EVERY ARTIST WANTS, WHICH IS THAT SOME OF THEIR WORK WILL OUTLIVE THEM. — GEORGE MICHAEL Continue reading One Year After George Michael’s Passing
I’m not sure what made me a writer. Part of it may be in the genes. One close relative was a writer, but he wasn’t sure where he got the talent or the basic inclination. Most of my blood relatives weren’t even readers, and they didn’t venture into other creative things. There were exceptions. Some of the women developed traditional female interests, such as sewing, embroidery and crocheting. They made beautiful things, and any knee-jerk feminist reaction to that would be a mistake. Those women were artists, in spite of the fact that their art was expected of them. One … Continue reading Trauma and Creativity