Crafting an Artful Life: Imaginative Musings on Creativity

Defying Genres (Though Perhaps Not Defying Technology)
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Defying Genres (Though Perhaps Not Defying Technology)

First, a warm welcome to the many new people who joined my newsletter this week, and as always my deep appreciation to all my subscribers, many of whom go back more than 10 years. May this twice monthly space provide inspiration for all your aspirations. Second, a big oops tonight because instead of this newsletter…

The Drawing feeling of Hiraeth
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The Drawing feeling of Hiraeth

One of my new favorite words is Hiraeth [hee-REY-eth], a Welsh word that I learned this past spring. Hiraeth lacks an exact English counterpart. It refers to the a yearning for or missing of a space or geography. It comes with a mixture of wistfulness, sadness, grief, and nostalgia for an ideal place of the…

Eccentric Ellipses + Summer Workshops
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Eccentric Ellipses + Summer Workshops

As spring gently glides into summer, I’m thrillled to report that for once in over a decade, spring has actually been spring with only a handful of scorcher, orange alert days here in “Hotlanta.” Spending 99% of our time at home as we do, it has been nothing short of glorious. My shaded back yard…