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Creativity

On Being Halcyon In Kal… 6 September 2016

For my late Uncle Denis, who passed away 10 years ago, for his loved ones, and for yours. Now, while we still have the time - i.e. now - we just have to "Be, as a page that aches for a word, which speaks on a theme that is timeless".

On Creativity
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Halcyon In Kal… 12 August 2016

"I have no reader in mind - the reader is me as I re-read" - Philip Roth

Roth's words resonate, and feel comfortable, to those of us who are still, slowly working ourselves out on the page.  We don't necessarily need comments, feedback...not yet, anyway.

However, as Oliver Wendell Holmes once said, "many people die with their music still in them", so to avoid that sense of feeling, ultimately, unfulfilled, perhaps we should urgently try and find ways to create an authentic outward expression of the inner one, even whenthat vision is problematic, or even nightmarish, as in Hieronymus Bosch's Garden of Earthly Delights in the Prado in Madrid.

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On Art Galleries
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Halcyon In Kal… 27 July 2015

To the Museums of Fine Art in Brussels on July 25th, 2015. A lovely afternoon, escaping from the summer rain, included several new highlights - in addition to the splendid Rembrandts, Gauguins, Seurats and Wouters - among them Spilliaerts' La Baigneuse and Mack's spellbinding Silber-Dynamo.

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The most creative among us see relationships the rest of us never notice - Dan Pink

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Only by combining data stored deep within our brains can we forge new ideas. No amount of magpie assemblage can compensate for this slow, synthetic creativity. Hyperlinks and overstimulation mean the brain must give most of its attention to short-term decisions. Little makes it through the fragile transfer into deeper processing - The Economist, http://www.economist.com/node/16423330?story_id=16423330&fsrc=scn/tw/te…

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Creativity is substraction - Austin Kleon

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On Originality
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Halcyon In Kal… 25 March 2013

According to the always interesting Maria Popova, artist and writer Austin Kleon was invited to give a talk to students, the backbone for which was a list of 10 things he wished he’d heard as a young creator: So widely did the talk resonate that Kleon decided to deepen and enrich its message in Steal Like an Artist. While all 10 tips illustrated above make sense, nos. 2, 3, 4, 6 and 10 resonate with me in particular.

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The most creative among us see relationships the rest of us never notice - Dan Pink

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Only by combining data stored deep within our brains can we forge new ideas. No amount of magpie assemblage can compensate for this slow, synthetic creativity. Hyperlinks and overstimulation mean the brain must give most of its attention to short-term decisions. Little makes it through the fragile transfer into deeper processing - The Economist, http://www.economist.com/node/16423330?story_id=16423330&fsrc=scn/tw/te…

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On Cultural Creatives Halcyon In Kal… 7 March 2011

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