Write Up The Road

Multiple tools

I’ve always thought whatever tool an artist wanted to use was up to the artist. Like, some artists don’t like using a camera; they say it causes their creativity to diminish. Me, it’s never been a problem. My creative writing professor always said, “Begin in reality; then let your imagination have full swing!” Heavy. Profound, …

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Uh-huh

Like the sign? I borrowed it from Mr. Stark, the stand-up poet who’s published a plethora of chapbooks containing his word art. See, (pun intended) artists of all genres and media have to learn to really look at what’s in front of them, beside them, behind them. And then paint or draw or somehow portray …

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Imagination

Why is it only artists and writers are allowed to use their imaginations to the fullest extent, and other creative types are ignored? Don’t let your imagination languish. It’s only by thinking of wild schemes and pursuing odd ideas that we’ll find solutions to huge problems like climate change, wildfire smoke (and breathing problems for …

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Trying something new

One benefit of being an artist, or poet, or writer or pursuing any other creative inspiration (and that includes cake decorating, being a chef or photographer – the labels are endless) is you get to try out many different forms of self-expression. Above is a ‘Mirage’ as the maker called it, using collage, paint, wood …

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