Category Archives: Inspiration

Señor H.D … a love story, a tale of a muse

Spanish Humpty Dumpty –  JT Winik 2013 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 … 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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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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Face Focus: reading between the lines

The face is the mirror of the mind, and eyes without speaking confess the secrets of the heart. – Thomas Sowell Pope Francis                                                                                           Rob Ford Match the words to the Faces: scornful    warm    aggressive   COMFORTABLE   irritable   … 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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Pen to Paper – a lost art?

Letter writing is the only device for combining solitude with good company. – Lord Byron Or don’t you like to write letters. I do because it’s such a swell way to keep from working and yet feel you’ve done something. … 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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