Thursday, March 10, 2011

FROM: "THE CREATIVE LICENSE"

WHAT IF WE TREATED DRIVING 
LIKE WE TREAT THE ARTS?

Mobia Boros and the two color ability of graphs of even degree

We'd assume that people were either born to drive or not.  We'd wait and see if, as children, they started driving on their own, if they had talent and a calling.  If they did, we would be careful not to interfere with their talent and possibly suppress it.

Worm Doodles

We would make sure to encourage only those who seemed they'd be able to drive professionally.  We'd pay some of them millions of dollars to drive and lavish them with fame; others we would refuse to support, encouraging them to do something more useful for society.

On location at Rialto Beach, Olympic National Park Sept. 1995

Everyone else would assume that they would never be able to drive and would just stand on the sidewalks and watch the traffic.  At least the ozone layer would be in better shape.

Quote from
"The Creative License--
Giving yourself permission to be the artist you truly are" 
by Danny Gregory
 Hyperion 2006 

11 comments:

susan m hinckley said...

I love this quote! Sounds like a must read. I'll look for it.

And I hope your medical adventures are progressing to a satisfactory (and speedy!) end.

Deborah said...

What a quirky way to say something so profound. I love it, and your art. As always, it adds depth to the quote. I've been thinking about my art alot this week, and wondering if I'm being audacious to assume I have any business trying to be a writer and artist. Thank you for your post. I really appreciate.

TALON said...

Hope all is going well, Leenie.

I'm now having visions of quiet highways littered with hitch-hikers!

frayedattheedge said...

I love your work! Enjoy the weekend and I hope your medical things go well next week!

Anairam said...

That is a fantastic water colour, Leenie.

Yes, I am afraid I was one of those who stood on the sidelines and watched. It is not even that I was told I couldn't drive, it was more a case of there were no cars! (But deep in my heart I knew that I could and would drive one day). And now I am like one of those old ladies who get to drive late in life - I drive with gay abandon and a little maniacally, hoping people will swerve when they see me coming! Aaaa , creativity - what a wonderful thing, even if you only get to do it later in life!

Sarah said...

I like that idea. I can kind of see both at school, and in the supermarket(trolleys) who is and is not meant to drive! I like your painting-is the Olympic park the pacific northwest? Hope your treatments are all going well. xx

Mama Zen said...

I just love this!

Buttons said...

Leenie I love your take on this. Your art is amazing. I love artists.
Deborah go for it.

B

Nancy@A Rural Journal said...

Love the doodles. :)

Linda Sue said...

This is great! My parents humoured me somewhat but made it quite clear that I was to do something of merit in this life like get a real job and that art was fluff.
As a consequence I have done nothing.
LOVE your worm- that looks tricky.

Sarah said...

I will add this book to my list. I think he is great. When I was looking at his website I was sad to see his wife had died. The book I read was about their life together and how they coped after she became disabled.