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NaBloPoMo XVII: The Virtue of the Virtual

I visit a lot of artists and galleries, every week. This is due to the Internet. This is one of the Internet’s greatest achievements, I think: that creative people all round the world can make virtual visits to, share, each other’s work and philosophies. Such interaction would be impossible, physically. Continue reading

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NaBloPoMo V: On NaBloPoMo

Art must be an expression of love or it is nothing. Marc Chagall (1887-1985)

I’ve been reading advice on how to do NaBloPoMo; that is, how to be able to blog on a daily basis for a month. Write short blog posts. Just post an image, just a quotation. Don’t bother to expand on them.

Well, how about not taking that advice? How about using the NaBloPoMo opportunity to do your best ever writing? To write something worthwhile? Some issues you feel deeply about? Some wrongs you’d like to see righted? Something so beautiful it makes somebody weep? Something so uplifting it pulls someone back from the edge of a cliff? Something that becomes a call to arms (metaphorically) for somebody? Something that heals somebody? If the pen is mightier than the sword, isn’t this an opportunity to prove it? Continue reading

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NaBloPoMo III: The Extraordinariness of the Ordinary

“Art is the demonstration that the ordinary is extraordinary.” Amadée Ozenfant (1886-1966) Continue reading

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