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Art is simply inevitable.

“Art is simply inevitable. It was on the wall of a cave in France 30,000 years ago, and it’s because we are a species that’s driven by narrative. Art is storytelling, and we need to tell stories to pass along ideas and information, and to try and make sense out of all this chaos. And sometimes when you get a really good artist and a compelling story, you can almost achieve that thing that’s impossible which is entering the consciousness of another human being – literally seeing the world the way they see it. Then, if you have a really good piece of art and a really good artist, you are altered in some way, and so the experience is transformative and in the minute you’re experiencing that piece of art, you’re not alone.”

– Steven Soderbergh (San Francisco Film Festival)

Ode to synergy.

I hated group projects in college and always tended to be very private with my work, never letting anyone see it before the final product was ready.

For that reason, I hardly let anyone see Eastbound Sailing until I was ready to publish, or even let them know that I was working on a novel. It had to be “just right.”

Oh, how things change. Read the rest of this entry »

A call for creativity: Interview with Andrew Zahn.

The Oxford Dictionary defines “creative” as “of or involving the skillful and imaginative use of something to produce e.g. a work of art.” This is often thought of as limited to the realm of art. Thankfully, our world is blessed with individuals who strive to implement their creativity into everyday life.

Andrew Zahn

Several months back, Twitter kindly suggested that I follow Andrew Zahn, an actor-turned-businessman who blogs at Zahndrew.com. He describes his site – aptly titled Creatives – as a “highway for creative growth by providing food, water, and shelter for those wishing to live, work, and play with creative zest.”

Andrew lives with his wife in Pennsylvania, where he currently uses his creativity as a corporate sales trainer for a multi-million dollar company.

I’ve become a big fan of Andrew’s witty and insightful work and am honored to share some of his story. Read the rest of this entry »