Mary Oliver on Creativity

September 7, 2019

The Third Self: Mary Oliver on Time, Concentration, the Artist’s Task, and the Central Commitment of the Creative Life (from Brain Pickings)

“Certainly there is within each of us a self that is neither a child, nor a servant of the hours. It is a third self, occasional in some of us, tyrant in others. This self is out of love with the ordinary; it is out of love with time. It has a hunger for eternity.

“The most regretful people on earth are those who felt the call to creative work, who felt their own creative power restive and uprising, and gave to it neither power nor time.”

Mary Oliver in “Of Power and Time,” found in Upstream: Selected Essays(public library).

https://www.brainpickings.org/2016/10/12/mary-oliver-upstream-creativity-power-time/

Dave Brubeck’s iconic “Time Out” jazz album was a synthesis of American jazz and world polyrhythms. I loved this album as a boy, saw the quartet perform it live, and love it still today. Its a good example of a form of creativity. This short video from Open Culture breaks it down and explains.

www.openculture.com/2019/08/how-dave-brubecks-time-out-changed-jazz-music.html

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Get Together Now– a new song by Bob Schoenholtz (Lead vocal, guitar, and piano) with tracks by Randy Light (guitars, vocals, and bass) and Andy Pace on percussion and vocals. Recording and production by Randy Light. Thanks, Randy!

Iscribble drawing

(scribble image by bob schoenholtz)

Introduction

Interactive Guided ImagerySM (IGISM) assists a person to enhance awareness of their unconscious imagery, and helps one learn to use this imagery to support their learning, growing, healing, and fullness of being. While the most common usage of this method is through direct interaction with imagery in the imagination, IGISM can also be used with the making of art as a way to combine two powerful, and enjoyable processes into one.

To read more of this essay on using guided imagery with art click here to be taken to the full article on another page.

An interview with Jeff Tweedy of Uncle Tupelo and Wilco by Bob Boilen at All Songs Considered

On Pain And Songwriting

“I have a lot of strong opinions about the ‘tortured artist myth,’ and, in my opinion, the mistaken notion that art grows out of pain. Everybody has pain in their life. Everyone suffers. If art grew out of suffering alone there’d be a lot more art, and a lot of really true horrific suffering on this planet is done by people in positions where they don’t have the means of production of any type of art. Their daily struggle is survival…

“I think it’s just that art becomes great when people are able to see themselves and recognize themselves in it. And unfortunately one of the most shared experiences for humans is sadness and suffering.”

https://www.npr.org/sections/allsongs/2018/11/27/669963866/jeff-tweedy-on-anxiety-addiction-and-a-lifetime-making-art?&te=1&nl=morning-briefing&emc=edit_nn_p_20181210&section=whatElse