I was taught through the church, and the Southern culture supporting it, that men are inherently superior to women. As if that wasn't enough, there was an underlying message that everyone was superior to me.
Vulnerable like that stark canvas, I am an odd sort of survivor Navigating a failed system, A world that may not hear my song, One where rules are king, And logic prevails, Oh, where is my kingdom, Where do I go to breathe, To feel it all, To swallow.
"The creative cave is the looniest, loneliest place in the world. Ultimately it’s the scariest and safest place as well." I grew up in a special type of loony, lonely cave. A place where contradiction was king. Creativity enabled me to envision another world, a future where all the confusing fragments of my life might perfectly align. Was I a hungry kid on... Continue Reading →
"Creativity is a lifestyle. I think that at some point in life one has to decide if he or she wants to follow their creativity and search for alternative ways, or to accept solutions and decisions that have already been established."Einstein said, "The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of... Continue Reading →
"Through art , I synthesize, play, and let off all the complexity of my inner world."I have a strong suspicion that my inner world is more complex than the average Joe's. I began to suspect this around age six, when I was lamenting about the kid in our class who was rumoured to have a mother who jumped... Continue Reading →
"I always knew I was a Martian of sorts."About ten years ago, my brother, my mother, and I had a conversation about high school. My brother commented about how everyone around him seemed to be from another planet--not his. Then my mother went on to describe similar perceptions.I sat, quietly, choosing not to offer up... Continue Reading →
" ... almost every single "normal" person has a hard time understanding the way my mind works."Lately a few folks have asked me to describe how my mind works. To address the question, I focused on things such as how I can zoom from detail to big picture and back to detail, or how I... Continue Reading →
"I wanted this my whole life, but when I got it I realized there is so much more."Yesterday I mentioned to a friend that I just keep doing what I feel driven to do, assuming that someday it will all make sense. What-could-she-possibly-know Miley Cyrus tells us it's the climb that counts most. We're all scaling... Continue Reading →
"In general, horror artists are not promoting evil; in their world, good triumphs." Creative folks often use art to express what we cannot otherwise fully articulate. As everyone knows, among other things, art is an outlet. Although this outlet concept isn't rocket science--it is. Entire books and college courses have been created around the study... Continue Reading →