Author: Isa Catto

Googlemania

Google bike The world of reality has its limits; the world of imagination is boundless. Jean-Jacques Rousseau My kids would be the first to tell you that I am so not on the cusp of the new, new thing, or the new thing. Or even just the thing. But after a recent trip to silicon…

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Performance Anxiety

It seems I am still doing homework. When I was in  elementary school, my parents never went near my homework. They may have proofed some papers in high school, or noodled around with a math problem, but I was on my own if anything crafty surfaced. It’s a different matter these days, and I find…

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Juan Felipe Herrera

Our son and Juan Felipe Herrera on stage at the Paepke Auditorium on the Aspen Institute campus. photo credit: Will Sardinsky “Not everybody wants to be looked at. Everybody wants to be seen.” Amanda Palmer Last week I took our children to hear our United States poet laureate, Juan Felipe Herrera, who opened the Winter…

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Flower Child

Just living is not enough….one must have sunshine, freedom, and a little flower. Hans Christian Andersen The gardening catalogues are clogging up our post box and I am daydreaming about my gardening future. I’m beginning to feel the earth move under my feet, even through a foot of snow.  Conservation InternationaI’s “I need nature” campaign…

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One World is Enough

Pablo Picasso at Museum of Modern Art I don’t believe in influence. I think that in order to be an artist, you have to move. When you stop moving, then you’re no longer an artist. And if you move from somebody else’s position, you simply cannot know the next step. I think that everyone is…

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November Giveaway:Bringing Potlatch Back

Win this print starting November 16th, 2015! I have been rereading Lewis Hyde’s The Gift: Creativity and the Artist in the Modern World. It is so dense that I have to circle back every few years to refresh my memory. It takes some dedication, but the effort is worth it. In Hyde’s analysis of the…

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Falling Back

Cathedral Lake  Hunter Fryingpan Wilderness Fall brings freedom. School is back in session, and I can return to a more structured schedule in my studio, and hike while the kids are in school before the snow drifts in. This season ushers in the quiet of off season in a tourist town and a welcome, slower pace. Fall…

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Jody Guralnick

One of the advantages of being an artist is knowing scores of other artists and their work.  In this world of art world celebrity and high stakes collecting, many wonderful and established artists get overlooked.  From time to time, The Creative Rummage will feature some of my artistic community and today’s post is about my…

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A Small Salute to Artist Residencies

Overlooking the Catch and Release residency. I avoid the term “bucket list. ”  It’s just too hackneyed and the word bucket is not visually compelling enough for me.    But I am an inveterate list maker.  I keep To Do lists.  To Be lists.  To Go lists.   To Read lists.  Painting Title lists. Quote lists.  Good Song Title…

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