to make a river proud — i do not have the tools for this. river says yes, you do, child. yes you have eyes, ears, strong hands and a fine heart. you are my beloved and i will always be proud of you.
creativity quote of the day
When I’m asked about my work, I try to explain that there is no mystery involved. It is work. But things happen all the time that are unexpected, uncontrolled, unexplainable, even magical. The work prepares you for that moment. Suddenly the clouds roll in and the soft light you longed for appears. — Photographer Annie […]
when private people go public
many of you are aware that i walked away from a 30-year career in journalism last summer in order to concentrate full-time on my own writing and painting. the latest step in this ongoing creative process is the construction of lauriemacfayden.com — a website devoted to my visual art. it’s been a weird evolution for […]
the joy of not working
i’m quickly coming up on the one-year anniversary of quitting my job in order to write and paint full-time. as expected, the bank account is not being fed nearly as frequently, but the soul is thriving. a few years ago, inspired by ernie zelinski, the edmonton-based author of the joy of not working, i composed […]