Category Archives: creativity

The Kingston Juried Art Salon 2015

Kingston’s Juried Art Salon has historically been a venue to showcase the “best” work of regional and local artists and — as we’re blessed with many fine artists in this area — it has been the Salon’s intention to include … Continue reading

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Old Dreams

Church Tower, Competa, Spain We pass them on city streets and, if not rushing madly by, we may drop them a coin but rarely do we wonder how they got there. Even had we time to listen, would we want … Continue reading

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THE BURNING OF BRAZIL

The Cove, JT Winik, 2012 “Very little is needed to make a happy life; it is all within yourself in your way of thinking.”  ― Marcus Aurelius Frank didn’t understand it either. A purposeless activity, he called it, a waste … Continue reading

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The Poetry Game

Now and then you meet someone with whom it is just so much fun to play. You sit down together and your minds start bouncing about, ricocheting off walls and exploding with laughter. … We call these people friends. And … Continue reading

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RUMINATIONS OF THE HEART — on Valentine’s Day

Heavy Heart, JT Winik, 2006 Throughout evolution, ostracism was death indeed. – Helen Fisher You should read history–look at ostracism, persecution, martyrdom, and that kind of thing. They always happen to the best men, you know. – George Elliot Pain … Continue reading

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Art and Controversy – notes on a love affair and taking a moment …

JT Winik, Precipice, 2004 (Looking Out Series) In a controversy the instant we feel anger we have already ceased striving for the truth, and have begun striving for ourselves. — Buddha Controversy equalizes fools and wise men in the same … Continue reading

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From Vermeer to Balthus – exploring the work of others

Twice, I have been consciously inspired to work with the images of other artists, these being Vermeer and Balthus. By doing so, the intent was not to replicate the style, nor to attempt to master the technical virtuosity of another, … Continue reading

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AULD LANG SYNE – a toast to Anne

  Papa Hemingway                                                     Running Girls –  JT Winik “Characters who are on the screen from start to finish are not necessarily the ones who have the greatest impact.”—Jeanne Moreau “No one you love is ever truly lost.” – Ernest Hemingway … Continue reading

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Chet Baker — the temptations of mystery

 “Chet Baker sang with an innocent sweetness that made girls fall right out of their saddle oxfords.” – Rex Reed It’s to Baker’s credit that he’s the most widely debated vocalist since Al Jolson: to some…there are incredibly deep emotions … Continue reading

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TIME – Where Did it Go?

How did it get so late so soon? – Dr. Seuss Don’t spend time beating on a wall, hoping to transform it into a door. – Coco Chanel Three o’clock is always too late or too early for anything you … Continue reading

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Señor H.D (a love story, a tale of a muse)

 Spanish Humpty Dumpty You’re sitting there with your muse and your muse is telling you something and you’re following it, and you end up the next day looking at it and thinking, ‘What the hell was the muse saying to … Continue reading

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Where Do You Get Your Ideas? (… an attempt to deconstruct the mystery of inspiration)

“Ideas are one thing and what happens is another.” – John Cage (experimental composer) “I foresee it and yet I hardly ever carry it out as I foresee it. It transforms itself by the actual paint. I don’t in fact … Continue reading

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The Importance of Being Earnest (words on obsession)

Oscar Wilde said this about his process:  “I was working on the proof of one of my poems all the morning, and took out a comma.  In the afternoon, I put it back again.” And that’s the way it seemed … Continue reading

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