I am not usually one to share ‘inspirational’ talks or pithy quotes. To be honest, most of that kind of thing leaves me flat – sorry if that seems cynical or jaded, but there’s a tendency toward the superficial ‘instafix’ in this culture that is served by this material.
However – I have also been thinking a great deal about the power of art & creativity to open doors to new ways of thinking and being. Especially pertinent to my mind, given the propensity toward tribalism and divisive language and action in the world today.
And then I came across this:
This little talk by Graham Shaw is all about breaking down patterns of thinking – about understanding better the limitations we impose upon ourselves (and others).
It is gentle and fun – and if you are in the tl;dr world – skip to the end if you must – but I do recommend the 15 minutes it takes to view the whole thing.
Good stuff for a Monday.
Thanks Sydney. Helps me challenge the idea that I haven’t time to learn to post images from my digital camera, or learn toy do more than point and shoot with it- I did study photography and processing film years ago- also used to teach art. I appreciate the kindness that motivated your posting this. There is a group that meets to draw and paint Thursday mornings upstairs at McDougall United Church from 10-12- ( south office entrance)- no instruction, just regulars and people dropping in to work on art- they contribute a snack to share… inspires me to go again, and wipe the dust off my watercolours, or try a bit of collage inspired by the workshop you gave.
Best Regards, Ruth
On 25 June 2018 at 12:36, sydney lancaster: hand & eye wrote:
> sydney posted: “I am not usually one to share ‘inspirational’ talks or > pithy quotes. To be honest, most of that kind of thing leaves me flat – > sorry if that seems cynical or jaded, but there’s a tendency toward the > superficial ‘instafix’ in this culture that is served by” >