A Creative Feminist’s Response to “I Live for Art”

By Laura K. Deal

I went to see I Live for Art at the Boulder International Film Festival expecting to be intrigued by other people’s perspective on creativity and the struggles involved with creating art. The gender-neutral language of the description led me to expect, without much conscious reflection, that the film would include female […]

Artisan Sale

I’ll be offering copies of The Newcomer’s Guide to the Invisible Realm as well as my yarn baskets! I’ll be there in person on Sunday afternoon, and I hope to see you there!

 

Write from the Art

Please join us for a writing and art workshop designed to help you tap into your own creative expression. Debra will show you how to create a one-of-a-kind, hand-sewn personal journal, and Laura will offer writing prompts to help you wrap words around your thoughts. If you think, “I’m not an artist,” […]

What Makes You Die

By Stace Johnson

(for Pic)

Back in the day, death was binary Alive or dead, on or off, one or zero Now, there is no zero state Hit by a car? Pick a new body. We’ll restore “you” from backup Brain cancer? No worries! We’ll grow another one It’s not about whether you live any […]

Lost in the Sand–A Metaphor of Life

The narration’s a bit over-dramatic, the but the project is cool:

 

 

Bone Temple Collage

This is the collage I created part way through the first draft of my novel Bone Temple. Some of the key scenes in the story came from the images.

By Laura K. Deal

The Art of Disappearing

By Naomi Shihab Nye

When they say Don’t I know you? say no.

When they invite you to the party remember what parties are like before answering.

Someone telling you in a loud voice they once wrote a poem. Greasy sausage balls on a paper plate. Then reply.

If they say We should get together […]

Cosmic Religious Feeling

“How can cosmic religious feeling be communicated from one person to another, if it can give rise to no definite notion of a God and no theology? In my view, it is the most important function of art and science to awaken this feeling and keep it alive in those who are receptive to it.”

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Storm Surge

By Rob Evans

2002 mixed media on paper 18 x 22 inches private collection

 

Rob Evans is an artist and independent curator who lives and works near Wrightsville, PA. He received a BFA from Syracuse University in 1981 and has been awarded grants from the Ford Foundation, the Mid-Atlantic Arts Foundation, the Pennsylvania […]

House as a Metaphor

I dream often of houses, sometimes houses I recognize from waking life, sometimes ones created fully from my imagination, and often a hybrid of the two. When I dream of my childhood home I always look to see if the dream is speaking to some belief or issue I’ve held since those very young days. […]