French philosopher Gaston Bachelard (June 27, 1884–October 19, 1962) addressed this question with uncommon acuity of insight in Intuition of the Instant (public library) — a timelessly rewarding exploration of…

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Developing Your Creative Vision

“My foregrounds are imaginary, my backgrounds real.”― Gustave Flaubert We are all comprised of foundations that make us totally unique…the fabric of all our experiences exists in our backgrounds; the edges, the loves,…

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“I have lots of things to teach you now, in case we ever meet, concerning the message that was transmitted to me under a pine tree in North Carolina on…

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Developing Your Creative Vision

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Developing Your Creative Vision Set Free

by Marli Thibodeau Isn’t it the way a good metaphor shows up ~ you’re doing one thing when somewhere along the way you realize it has become something else entirely. …

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Set Free

A Dress Set Free I wasn’t even supposed to be there.  And yet, there I was – in the middle of Elmer’s Barn with a photography assignment.  I had almost…

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We can’t get too comfortable.  At least I can’t.  I get restless.   Once I establish a pattern of working and creating images that  become similar and too easy to make,…

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Developing Your Creative Vision

A female poet: “It’s erotically engaging to have connected with the unconscious in a way that’s gratifying and in a way that you really feel you’ve achieved something, even if…

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Developing Your Creative Vision