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More about Picasso….

Self-Portrait 1907 by Pablo Picasso Yesterday’s post, “Wild ‘n Crazy Picasso Portraits”, left me inspired to write a little bit more about this amazing artist… Spanish artist, Pablo Picasso (1881-1973), is often under-appreciated by people who don’t know much about him…. I usually have to remind students of “Rule #1” when teaching a class about […]

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“The Persistence of Memory” by Salvador Dali I thought I would start off the New Year (like so many people do) with a New Year’s Resolution…. to become less of a perfectionist. Now I know that a goal is supposed to be specific and measurable, and this is neither, but I think I will still […]

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Inspiration for a New Year

Copyright 2008, Simple Truths I love a good quote! It’s amazing how words can inspire, encourage, motivate, and even change lives. Here is one of the many quotes that has done this for me: “Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things.” ~Robert Brault Whether […]

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And He Thought the World Didn’t Make Sense Then!

“Sylvette” by Pablo Picasso “The world today doesn’t make sense, so why should I paint pictures that do?” ~Pablo Picasso By the way, this painting sold a few months ago in Sydney, Australia for 6.9 million…. Maybe when it comes to art, making sense is not the point???!

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Creativity takes courage!

“Creativity takes courage.” ~ Henri Matisse (1869 – 1954) Still Life with Fruit by Henri Matisse French painter, Henri Matisse, is considered to be one of the most important artists of the 20th century. He tells us that “Creativity takes courage,” and he should know! His flat shapes, expressive abstractions and vivid use of color […]

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What Is Art??

So what is Art, anyway?? Not to get all philosophical or anything, but you have to admit that’s a good question! If you ask 100 people, you’re likely to get 100 different answers. I recently attended an exhibit at the Denver Art Museum titled, “What is Art?”. This question was posed to exhibit viewers who […]

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“What If We Treated Driving Like We Treat the Arts?”

I’d like to share an excerpt from a great book, “The Creative License” by Danny Gregory. This is a book about giving yourself permission to be creative, recommended to me by my friend, cartoonist Bridgett Spicer, one of the most creative people I know! I first read this book about two years ago (I underlined […]

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