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thoughts about creativity and  art:   live your life as your work of art.

Wood shaped by spirit

Sometimes i find a kindred spirit in the most unexpected places! We came by a gallery exhibit in an open air studio in Chelsea last weekend! There were wooden sculptures that seemed to be shaped by the force of the breath within them. They were created by Thomas Beale, who was there to explain his technique. Capturing, forming and smoothing these forms is a "meditation" for him. It out that we had the same teacher, Ben Frank Moss, who taught Thomas drawing and painting at Dartmouth, and earlier taught me drawing when he was at the University of Iowa. On Long Island, there will be an opportunity to hear him speak about his work at a talk presented by the Long Island Craft Guild on Thursday evening at 7pm.

“Winooski” and “Song” by Thomas Beale

So also, my work is a meditation for me.“Holding layers of lightness”