Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Staying Creative

Christmas in Harlem (M.A. Reilly, 2011)

I found this video referenced on Red Bubble's blog. I  especially like 29.

The image that tops this post is one that I made in December 2011 after spending an afternoon looking at some of Romare Bearden's collages.  I had taken a break from my daily work (Suggestion #7 in video below) and met a friend, Jane, in Harlem.  On my way to the NY public library (Schomburg Center @135th Street) where Bearden's work was being displayed, I captured the image of the the woman in the foreground of the collage I would later make.  Her coat color and jaunty hat caught my eye.

Staying creative is largely a matter of habit, breaking habit, and remaining open to possibility.

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