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Showing posts from March, 2014

"Submit to the Wonders of the Universe"

The title is a quote from me that I've been using since late high school...about 7 years ago at this point. And it's been at the bottom of all these blog pages since around that time as well. I was originally going to talk about this in a Facebook post, but it turned into something a little more personal. :] So, just briefly: Last night at work I was talking to a coworker (also a fellow artist) about daydreaming and how creative people are able to so thoroughly retreat within their own minds and indulge in imagination even when others find themselves bored and unproductive. He mentioned how music helps, but said he finds that it aids more in isolation of the mind rather than inspiration. I had to disagree. What I said after that made me realize that I've never really explained exactly how music inspires me before, so I felt like sharing: Our minds have been trained throughout our lives to respond emotionally to different types of music (via movie scores, lyrics, etc

A Creative Calling

It's been a good while since I last posted an entry. Even though there is a long list of things I still want/need to record here, some of the subjects I have lined up are waiting on project updates and others require a certain amount of time and inspiration to properly convey. But, recently, I've been thinking about something I've got the time and drive to briefly go over now. I have known a lot of artistic people in my life who choose not to use their skill. I'm floored every time I talk to someone who has the potential and, for whatever reason, justifies not exercising it. Many times it's "I don't have time" or "I have more important things to be doing" or "it will never get me anywhere." It may just be hard for me to understand because I eat, sleep, and breathe in the realm of art. I bled, sweat, and cried over it in college earning my degree. The act of creating things satisfies me and brings me peace, comfort, and inspira