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What is it we are “about?”

“Painting is damned difficult—you always think you’ve got it, but then you haven’t.”—Paul Cezanne

What is it we are “about” when we write? When we paint or produce a play? What are we after? Is it a certain feeling or mood, an emotional response? Maybe like the impressionist painters, it involves a specific goal—such as capturing the play of sunlight and shadow, accurately portraying the luminosity of light on water. Maybe, like Cezanne, the goal is to paint an apple that is both the essence of apple. and also an apple with such form and solidity that you could almost extend your hand and pluck it from the canvas.

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Persevere and “Keep Me Playing”

“Most of the shadows of this life are caused by standing in one’s own sunshine.”- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Sometimes artists hit walls, real ones, like those life-altering physical ailments that take up space and keep us from our art, and from doing other things we love. It’s real, we’re dealing with the aftermath of illness or injury, while the process of creating moves to second place, third place, or is forever left in the closet. Yet, if we will our art to re-emerge and take some form, it can re-energize us offering an outside-the-box perspective and the joy of connection again. Persevering may help us find that spark again, and asking ourselves, “How can I keep me playing? What can I do to get rolling again in spite of the aches and pains that are part of what I now call me?”

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