Birthing Creativity - HIs Story of Sex and Violence. How a screenplay receives its first oxygen in the creative seedbed of Austin.
Funny, sideways I thought she’d jumped off a waterfall. She’s floating. Perspective is everything.
DRAWING BY NICK HOWARD
Artist Nick Howard (facebook / Blog) - “Initially I developed the cast of characters in my drawings as representations of our darker and more monstrous nature. As my work has evolved they have revealed more of their humanity within, reflecting a wider range of human experiences from the myopic and controlling to the clear and the vulnerable.”
I love this. This is what the social dynamics of Facebook looks like.
Poets voice that which has no voice in this world. They speak in tongues, and hope their words reach the ears and touch the hearts of those who know what it means to live. Much like fiction writers, poets struggle to remember how to make sense of existence. They share a passion for language, and a common, driving need: to imagine the world not just as it is, but how it ought to be.
Poetry tends toward silence. It accounts for the void in a way that fiction is not always able to do. Poetry aspires to be a song, more than a story, to be lyrically rich. It is also full of primal messages that, somehow, can express the inexpressible. There is more than meets the eye. Fiction writers can directly benefit from reading poetry in this way; lines inspire sentences, stanzas transform paragraphs, as poems animate pages.
Ballet in the Park: Why Dancing Girls Matter http://open.salon.com/blog/pandora_bach/2013/06/02/ballet_in_the_park
Look outside your sphere. You might be surprised who you meet or what you learn.
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Artist Eero Saarinen’s list of his wife’s good qualities, ca. 1954, from the Lists, to-dos and illustrated inventories of great artists.