- Producer14/04/2017Fibonacci Variations on a Theme of Papiliones, Opus II am currently migrating my artwork to BeBee, in an effort to transform my life into one of professionalism and sensibility, elaborately intertwined in the fabric of reality. View the original poem here: http://ow.ly/mrvF30aQGLc.This is the first...
Comments14/04/2017 #14 AnonymousFractal writing style experiment...
"The new mathematical (Fibonacci) sequence, a string of objects (words) is: The People's (0) beauty (1), means to respect (1) someone's curiosity, mindfulness and imagination (2). The human interaction (3), which is a synonym for leadership, means to learn (5) from someone and to educate (8) someone. Creativity and authenticity (13) are necessary in order to elevate the human spirit (21) and successfully adopt the self-similar (34) principle" - from "About People, Social Writing and Mindfulness", LinkedIn long-form post, published on December 16, 2014
(https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/people-social-writing-milos-djukic?trk=mp-reader-card)14/04/2017 #10 Anonymous
- 06/04/2017Two words: Discover Weekly.Not So Special eh?davidchislett.com I have always thought of music tastes as a kind of unique feature, like a fingerprint. We all grow up with different influence in our immediate environment and go through distinct phases as...
- Producer05/04/2017Magic of the Movements .Here is a true story As a Dance Educator and a Creative MovementTrainer using Ballroom and Latin dances to improve health and well-being through various Dance for Wellness programs, it has been an enriching experience watching the learners revel in...
Comments06/04/2017 #5 Savvy Raj#4 This is one of those moments when writing and sharing stories from our lives bring us a deep sense of connection... with our readers and ourselves in gratitude for the learnings. And there is that sense of magic through words.
This is an old story but to me, but sharing it evokes the same poignant feeling of fond memories of the people that are attached to it. Thank you @Ali Anani for your caring to share your thoughts here It is wonderful to know you enjoyed it. I see this as a great personal learning, sharing it here on Bebee. With both you and @Sara Jacobovici. having reflected on my writing skills and concurring. I am indeed truly honoured and motivated by your words to share more05/04/2017 #4 Ali AnaniNever write a comment post a comment by @Sara Jacobovici because she reads my mind. I concur with Sara and I find that the talent of @Savvy Raj in writing stories is rare. I started to sketch the events and the tension build up and I find this buzz a great example of storytelling. March on Savvy.05/04/2017 #3 Savvy Raj#1 The joy of writing is only surpassed by the acceptance of what you wrote ... Robert Lucas
Thank you dear Sara for your sensing the story with me and caring to share this . It is interactions such as these that leave us touched beyond words in the circle of life and living and propels us to do more. Felt this story needs to be shared. And Thank you for your kind words
and keen observation of my skills in time.Truly an honour coming from a prolific person like you ..05/04/2017 #1 Sara JacoboviciBRAVO @Savvy Raj. Your story is wonderful on so many levels! First, you are a great storyteller. I was able to "follow every step" of emotion and learning. You are also a great teacher because you are a witness to your students' learning and experience. And you also learn from them; this is the most important sign of being a good teacher. You are also a very creative person; through dance, images, poetry, writing and storytelling. Finally, you have all the ingredients to be a successful business person; "Cultivate Patience. Dream selflessly. Positive things are waiting to unfold if only we continue to dream our unique dream and believe in it ! All you need is the strength of intention and the dreams realizes itself , just trust in the process! Do what you do with all your heart ! Like minded people will arrive somehow and help you actualize it !"
- Producer19/03/2017Pockets of Creative ThoughtsSome ideas crossed my mind while exchanging comments or reading buzzes here on beBee. I wish to share them with you. If you find me hallucinating it is because of the depth of what I have been reading. I share with the readers what I experienced...
Comments20/03/2017 #39 Joyce 🐝 BowenIn years past, my quiet time was merely when I was sleeping. I was too busy to stop and reflect. I would oftentimes problem solve in my sleep and show up back to work the next morning refreshed and able to put my discovery into play. I now have time to reflect and can hardly keep up.20/03/2017 #33 Alan CullerSo many engaging thoughts, Ali -"fire from ice. . .if the ice is really clear" -how to engage with vision - a clear, engaging, sensory rich, and emotionally laden picture of the desired future state.
"Quiet space for calm reflection" -how little time we leave ourselves to learn -without insight practice has the monotony and stagnation of learning-less, unaware action, which leads to error and safety risk.
Riding "the eye of the storm "-what a description of how master change through reflective learning.
Thank you for stretching my thinking.
Alan19/03/2017 #30 Ali Anani#27 This is an accomplished comment dear @Tausif Mundrawala. I love it. In particular "I have read an article about human tears reflecting their mood and their state of mind when that tears were being shed" and this is very true. Apparently, our tears record our feelings and shape up accordingly. I have learnt from you as well and I am deeply grateful to you.19/03/2017 #29 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.#28 yes!19/03/2017 #28 Ali Anani#26 SOoner than you expect @Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc., but not the next one. I promise very soon.19/03/2017 #27 Tausif MundrawalaI think each and everyone one was us needs a so called 'Me-Time' to reflect upon us being an individual person. Sometimes we tend to overlook our strengths and categorize it as our weakness and vice versa. I have read an article about human tears reflecting their mood and their state of mind when that tears were being shed.
We need to have an eye on every detail which completes us as a person and which goes hand-in-hand by developing and helping us emerge strong from within. I would like to thank you for your previous statement that Dear Tausif we have lived through your experiences and we would like to carry it forward.
I can't thank you enough for all the buzzes which you have produced and has helped us to engage with our other fellow bees. It's been a great learning experience for me here on beBee.19/03/2017 #26 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.#25 ooooh I am so looking forward to reading that jewel @Ali Anani. Let it come!!!19/03/2017 #25 Ali Anani#24 Absolutely correct @Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.By the way, soon I am writing a buzz on one of your buzzes.19/03/2017 #24 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.a beautiful example of joined bee forces
- Producer15/03/2017Wanna start a music revolution?"If you wanna start a Music revolution, please don't know what you're doing!" - John Lydon (Johnny...
- 13/03/2017Thanks to @Gert Scholtz for sending this article my way. Great article about a great individual @Milos Djukic, the following line in the article reminded me of you and your work: "...the friendships between great artists and great scientists..."Oliver Sacks on Storytelling, the Curious Psychology of Writing, and What His Poet Friend Taught Him About the Nature of Creativity – Brain Pickings | beBeeview.bebee.com
- 12/03/2017Anything is possible!A man isolated himself in the Arctic for 20 years. What he reveals inside this cave is incredible.www.topbuzz.com Tim Linhart was an ice sculptor in Colorado. One day he carved an upright string bass from ice and was astonished at the beautiful sound it made. Now he is...
Comments12/03/2017 #3 Ali AnaniI commented on a buzz by @Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc. on Freeze Your Brain today by asking a question. If we freeze our brains (mostly composed of water) if we still can use the frozen brain as an instrument to generate music from the ice.
- 11/03/2017I like what this guy has to say.Hans Zimmer Teaches Film Scoring | Official Trailer Learn more at...
- Producer09/03/2017BeBee Poets and PoemsOn BeBee there are many prolific poets. They enthrall us with their rhythm and rhyme and palettes of prose. They touch our mind and our heart. They combine creativity and precision. Here is a new collection of more than twenty poems from the poets...
Comments07/04/2017 #53 Laura Mikolaitis@Gert Scholtz, this is a wonderfully eclectic compilation of poetry. Each one paints its own story for the reader and easily transports to a place within where one can reflect, and perhaps connect. I truly enjoyed reading each of these and many kudos to the authors - you have done a wonderful job!07/04/2017 #51 Gert Scholtz@Mamen 🐝 Delgado @Sweta Parmar @Tausif Mundrawala Thank you for your wonderful comments. Tausif, your comments are poetic in itself: "Lets celebrate this wonderful festival of words where each and every word chimes like a bell with different tones left unexplored before. Lets pour those words through our truest self in order to reflect upon the unheard and unexplored territory of senses and emotions".06/04/2017 #48 AnonymousThanks @Gert Scholtz , I am honored to be included amongst such wonderful writers and words! And thank you for putting this compilation together in general, so lovely to see, discover, and feel. :)
“Painting is poetry that is seen rather than felt, and poetry is painting that is felt rather than seen.” ~Leonardo da Vinci06/04/2017 #47 Tausif MundrawalaLets celebrate this wonderful festival of words where each and every word chimes like a bell with different tones left unexplored before. Lets pour those words through our truest self in order to reflect upon the unheard and unexplored territory of senses, emotions, happenings etc.
Different words like different hues form shades of all the philosophies which were left unexplored. Thanks my friend,@Gert Scholtz once again.14/03/2017 #38 Yogesh Sukal@Gert Scholtz Thank you starting poetry fest, here is one from me.
- 04/03/2017Pendulum Waves with Philip Glass I loved this video of pendulum waves from Harvard and knew immediately that Philip Glass would be the perfect accompaniment. "The Secret Agent Ending" from...
- Producer02/03/2017Art by Claire CardwellBlue Lion - 2007 I've been rather busy recently painting and finishing off projects. I am starting a marketing campaign to promote myself as an artist and sell my work both in South Africa and overseas. I don't have a particular style or genre, I...
Comments19/03/2017 #35 Claire L Cardwell@🐝 Fatima G. Williams - Pepper has gone out her way to make people feel unwelcome in my home. She glares at them and has perfected the Death Stare. She can keep this Death Stare up for hours on end..... Recently she glared at poor Molly Zodwa for over two hours. She also bites all my guests. Only two people have ever come over unscathed. One of her favourite tricks is to lurk behind doors and attack you as you go past. I have to keep her pretty stoned on Catnip on many nights.19/03/2017 #33 🐝 Fatima G. Williams#31 She bites really ? 😂 I have two cuteys back home. Named them whiskey and Brandy 😂😍. Love them loads. If we irritate them they act like they are biting us but if we were to react with a painful sound. They would look with concern. They recognise my voice whenever I skype home. Miss them loads.03/03/2017 #20 Claire L Cardwell@CityVP 🐝 Manjit - thanks so much for the links - I actually have a copy of The Artist's Way knocking around somewhere, I will go and dust it off! The Pinterest page was v. interesting and inspiring. Since I work for myself I am free to take time off or work whenever I want. As I do things that I love (Architecture, Writing and Art) work does not feel like work, it's playtime all the time for me! However you are right I do need to focus in being here right now and I do need to take time off to rest and recharge!
- Producer02/03/2017'I', AN OBSCURE ELEMENT IN OUR EYE!I am in quandary, who I am ? What is in my D.N.A. is truly the reflection in my name? I am confused what is in my plasma How I feel exasperated in the available miasma Where I feel stifled and in claustrophobia Where my entity is...
Comments03/03/2017 #28 debasish majumder#26 i am honored to be ingratiated with a scientist of high stature like you sir @Ali Anani, who actually played the key role, promoting the impetus to write poems and virtually for your inspiration, i myself is amazed that i can write poems. thank you very much sir for your valued comment and continuous support. i am privileged and honored.03/03/2017 #26 Ali AnaniLife itself appears as a conundrum
Where external elementary conditions make huge humdrum
The silver lining in the cloud engulfed me
At least I find a quality and character to align with glee!
I see my buzz on the mirror of your poem dear @debasish majumder. Your vocabulary is very rich and your poem flows. I selected the few lines that moved me the most. I shared and I voice my opinion again you are a scientific poet.02/03/2017 #18 David B. GrinbergDebasish, I admire your creative writing talent and potent poetry. I think that you and @Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc. should be knighted as beBee's resident poets. You both work wonders with words and meaning.02/03/2017 #16 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.#15 happy to read that @debasish majumder, thank you02/03/2017 #15 debasish majumder#14 thank you very much @Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc. for your warm appreciation. i am privileged and honored.02/03/2017 #14 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.thank you for the tag @debasish majumder, one thing is sure, with your DNA we can expect many more perls of wisdom from you!
- Producer25/02/20171 Thinking Rationally Limits our Creativity When people do not have one or more senses they develop others. Like Helen Keller, in the picture above, who said her thinking was like a dance, with movement, energy and rhthym when with dancers at Martha Graham's dance studio. “Oh, how wonderful!...
Comments25/02/2017 #19 Deb🐝 Lange#15 Exactly, we need both - I am not throwing away the baby with the bath water! It is just for 1000's of years the prevailing focus has been on what is rational & objective - it is like being lop sided. And it is known Now but we haven't quite shifted gears! We attempt to be systemic but with a rational bias. We are still not giving credit to our sensory, intuitive, creative capacities. This requires us to be flexible and resilient and accepting - all the things we say we want.25/02/2017 #18 🐝 Fatima G. Williams@Deb🐝 Lange Talking about senses, my body signals me when I'm about to do something wrong or screw up at something. It's like I know I'm not supposed to be doing this. Why am I even here. A feeling in my gut uneasiness etc
All those mistakes I could have avoided had I known to read these signals and acknowledge them
Reading your book I realise that its been my body and senses talking to me. I'm left intrigued.25/02/2017 #15 Robert CormackFunny you say that, Deb. I have a friend who's a medical masseuse. Needless to say, she's touching and feeling all the time, but she absolutely loves reading. Everything I write, she comes back with a message, telling me she liked this or didn't like that. She craves creativity. I guess that's the way the pendulum swings, we need the "other side" to balance us out.#925/02/2017 #12 Deb🐝 Lange#3 @William VanDorin what a great quote, "Brilliance is the intuitive application of imagination manifested in reality by technical expertise resulting in an augmentation of our perceive reality. Rationality is subjective and limiting in it's scope.?" Thanks for reading & commenting. Let's continue the dialogue.25/02/2017 #11 Deb🐝 Lange#5 Dear @Ali Anani, have you heard of Tim Leberecht? he wrote, "The Business Romantic" I sense you will love his work. Bringing beautiful into business. I am lucky that he will be here in Australia soon with another creative Mykel Dixon. I am looking forward to the event. https://www.thebusinessromanticevent.com/#201725/02/2017 #10 Deb🐝 Lange#6 the art of dance yes. Waldorf Steiner & Howard Gardener talk about dance as an intelligence. I sense though some people see dance as something some people have and others don't. Whilst some may be born with an inherent interest and skill in one domain, I believe we all have intelligence in our movement. Start noticing how your body unconsciously moves when you speak or think about something and sense your posture, shape, movement, temperature. Sense your body moving and then muse on what your body just said to you!25/02/2017 #9 Deb🐝 Lange#7 Yes @Robert Cormack - "being creative isn't going to get us anywhere" - that has been a common belief in the past. I sense this being overturned, flipped completely upside down. To compensate working with technology I believe we are unconsciously choosing activities that bring us into the realm of the senses. I just saw a post on Linked In that said, beauticians and massage therapists in demand. Our need for touch & aesthetics being played out here.These are visceral & sensory.25/02/2017 #8 Chas ✌️ WyattYou have used quotes from one of my favorites- Einstein. "Real freedom grows in a climate of surrender and letting go. The creative spontaneity that we seek implies a simultaneous liberation from ourselves, from our ego and mundane attachments, with a growing receptivity to the deeper, more essential parts of our nature."~ David Ulrich, "The Widening Stream- the Seven Stages of Creativity".25/02/2017 #7 Robert CormackGood post, @Deb Lange. You've included one of Einstein's best quotes. In some respects, I guess we stick to script: "This is how life is, being creative isn't going to get you anywhere, why don't you get a safe job?" Thinking back, so many decisions have been based on what other people do. Why aren't I being normal? Why aren't I enjoying myself like everyone else? This is where rational thinking comes from, the idea that rational follows popular train of thought, whereas creative is somewhere off in la la land. Thanks for posting.25/02/2017 #5 Ali AnaniDear @Deb🐝 Lange- no topic attracts me like creativity and you have done a wonderful sensing of what creativity is all about. To be deprived of our senses is to lack creativity and work with only half of our brains. I share this buzz because it is so clear and outstanding
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- Producer18/02/2017A tribute to the Spanish guitarSpanish guitarA spanish guitar -also know as classical guitar -, is a six-stringed guitar with nylon strings. Spanish music is often associated with traditional styles such as flamenco and classical guitar. The guitar is considered the most...
Comments05/04/2017 #40 Henri GalvãoI love Paco de Lucía. I don't know much about Carlos Montoya and Andrés Segovia (except for this performance of "Asturias - Leyenda"), but I'd like to mention Sabicas. Honestly, I've never seen anyone play with such grace as he did.
Here in Brazil, there are/were many very fine guitar players also, but the one I'd like to highlight is Baden Powell. Among others distinctions, he's the first guy that i know of that could play effortlessly while holding a cigarrette :-D
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HgR7YJpOoPE05/04/2017 #39 Chris Guest Certified Prof.Accountant (SA)Great buzz @Javier 🐝 beBee. I was especially impressed with the technique of Carlos Montoya..powerful, technically brilliant and it seems he can improvise at will. He makes his instrument sound like an electric guitar and even a bouzouki in places. Paco de Lucia brought back fond memories of Las Ramblas in Barcelona ..relaxing at the side walk cafes eating jambon and croquettes and listening to the street flamenco players...great holiday!21/02/2017 #38 🐝 Fatima G. WilliamsI love guitars and it's so cool to learn about the spanish guitars. And Flamenco OMG He is a magician with the guitar in his hand. I love the guitar as most of my friends are pretty good at it and this is such a musical buzz and I just love it. All the musicians here are insanely fantabulous with the masterpiece in their hand. Wow I'm just wowed 🤗 Thank you @Javier 🐝 beBee we would love to see you strike a few chords I'm sure you have one 😉😉😉😉19/02/2017 #35 Mario L CastellanosWant to hear someone that will blow you away? This German, yes GERMAN, is one of the "baddest" (this means "good" for those unfamiliar with kid slang here in the US) Spanish guitarist you will hear. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OIN6L3mKDpg&list=RDOIN6L3mKDpg#t=42. If you don't have 1hour and 10 minutes right now, Jump to 9:02 BARCELONA NIGHTS.
How I wish I had continued my lesson when I was kid myself. I've tried to listen to good Spanish guitar when I'm driving. But, I always eventually close my eyes. The two don't mix to well.19/02/2017 #34 Javier 🐝 beBee@Sara Jacobovici @Paul "Pablo" Croubalian this is the context Javi vs the Plow: Speculative Fiction https://www.bebee.com/producer/@paul-croubalian/javi-vs-the-plow-speculative-fiction
By the way if you search "javi vs the plow" google show nice results 😂😂😂😂
Google is starting to fall in love with beBee19/02/2017 #26 Javier 🐝 beBee#23 @Sara Jacobovici @Phil Friedman I am happy you enjoy spanish guitarist. They are leyends. And Phil I agree ... bordes are set by humans... beBee flag will be made of diversity, multilingualism, and no barriers at all. The fact beBee was born in Spain is a simple coincidence. We are not better because we are americans , europeans , asians, oceanians or africans. It is very sad to see how human can be so stubborn.
- Producer14/02/2017A love like that!What is life if not sensed with the tenderness of the heartWhat is life if not sacrificed at the altar of loveWhat is life if not moved from the depth of the soul.What is life if not loved beyond the shackles of time.What is life if not consumed...
Comments14/02/2017 #5 Preston 🐝 Vander VenThank You @Savvy Raj. This is a great Buzz.
"4 Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. 5 It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. 6 Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. 7 It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. 8 Love never fails. But where there are prophecies, they will cease; where there are tongues, they will be stilled; where there is knowledge, it will pass away." (1 Corinthians 13:4-8)
- 06/02/2017The piece speaks for itself. Just sit back, listen and be moved.Greenpeace holds a historic performance with pianist Ludovico Einaudi on the Arctic Ocean (English) Through his music, acclaimed Italian composer and pianist Ludovico Einaudi has added his voice to those of eight million people from across the world...
- 04/02/2017Beautifully written, beautifully told.How to see the Magic in Yourselfsherryparnell.com “Children see magic because they look for it.” –Christopher Moore I am a writer not a painter. I would love to dip a paintbrush into a brilliant color, glide the soft bristles across the...
- 27/01/2017A must see and hear! The title is misleading, this is video covers every aspect of life. Worth every moment of its 5:40 length.Nature is Magic - Robert Bateman Canadian wildlife artist and naturalist Robert Bateman shares his inspiring passion for nature. The largest permanent collection of his work is on display...
- 18/01/2017My new quote "of the month":
"Creativity is not just for artists. It's for business people looking for a new way to close a sale; it's for engineers trying to solve a problem; it's for parents who want their children to see the world in more than one way."
- Producer11/01/2017Look at these imagesThere´s no problem if you don´t understand what this article says, just look at these amazing images. They are hypnotic....Dynamic, colourful patterns represent the way organisms interact and evolve in the visuals for Max Cooper's latest music...
Comments12/01/2017 #6 CityVP 🐝 ManjitEmergence as art is always fascinating. It is interesting that the Mandelbrot set which also looks so beautiful is not its natural colour and the process of colouring is interesting in itself. The link below takes us through that :
Colouring the Mandelbrot Set
This article describes "escape time" and goes on to say :
"If we know that a particular point generates a sequence which escapes, and we know the escape time of that sequence, then we can color that point based upon its escape time. By doing this, pretty spectacular images can be created."
Colour brings home the details that would otherwise be missed in the natural black and white and adds the one quality to complexity that all humans appreciate, that of beauty.
- Producer09/01/2017The Little Prince sheds light on social networks From solitude in the middle of the desert, in his meeting with Little Prince, Antoine de Saint Exupéry took us on his journey, when a plane crashed in the middle of the Sahara. This discovery of new beings happens to all of us when we are immersed...
Comments10/01/2017 #12 Lisa 🐝 GallagherWhat a great inference you drew with the story about the little prince and Social Media @Alban JARRY. This stood out, "From the imagery of this author so many situations arise that seem so real in today’s world that the Little Prince undoubtedly gives us the keys to better discover others and deepen our introspection." That is one of the beautiful wonders of utilizing social media , deeper introspection by means of learning from others, respect of others and passions or goals we may share which can lead to professional relationships and/or deep friendships as well. Patience is a virtue. This story could be descriptive of beBee and its philosophies too! Cc: @Javier 🐝 beBee @Milos Djukic @Deb 🐝 Helfrich09/01/2017 #4 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.Well this approach touches my heart. Beautiful article. Thank you @Alban JARRY09/01/2017 #3 Jared Wiese, 🐝 adds VALUE & RESULTSI absolutely loved this post!
Incredibly insightful themes:
- Taming the social fox;
- Budding relationships beyond our neighbors;
- geographers of the eccentric.
"It is these unexpected discoveries that await the user at the bend of these crossroads proposed by the the giant social networks. They let the imagination roam while offering reality at every moment."
Merci, M @Alban JARRY, pour un reseau de connection, tout pres.
- 03/01/2017I while back, I got to join some good friends on their local community radio show to play some tunes and tell some stories. Community radio is one of the original social media platforms and it is still as relevant today as years ago. Here I'm covering Paul Simon's Under African Skies, with background vocals by my friend Marion Drexler and backed up on base guitar by her husband Don.
This recording was done on an iPad I had set up in the corner, so the audio quality is not studio good, but gives you an idea of the fun we had.Copy of Kevin P at Whistle Radio with Diva and Don Under African Skies cover Did you ever wonder what goes on behind the scenes at a Community Radio Station? I had that opportunity to be on the Diva and Don Morning Show on Whistle...
- Producer26/12/2016I'm not an amateur! Yes you are! I'm not, I'm an artist! No you’re not! Yes I am! No you’re not!The beautiful word amateur once meant : “lover of”. Over time, it has evolved from its original French, Italian and Latin origins to becoming a generic belittling reference. Once, it highlighted a recognition of and respect for "appreciators" of one...
Comments29/12/2016 #16 Bernard Poulin#15 Hilarious reaction. No cyberneticist should be without a sense of humour - it would screw up fractal integrity! As for your da Vinci's structural resonance and Spirit and invention considerations. . . you're reaching way beyond my comprehension. As Pooh would say. I'm but a bear of little brain. . .28/12/2016 #12 Bernard Poulin#10 Though I appreciate your respect for Leonardo, I beg to differ on his training regimen. He was apprenticed to Andrea del Verrochio in his mid teens. He learned to both paint and sculpt with a heavy concentration on the rigours of rendering the figure. He then stayed on as an assistant to Verrochio until 1478 when he started his own studio at the age of 26.28/12/2016 #10 Zacharias 🐝 VoulgarisInteresting how the individual who came up with the technique of perspective in drawing was 'just an artist' to his contemporaries, even if later on he went on to build unprecedented inventions and create the anatomical diagrams that have survived up to our time. This artista didn't have any formal training and yet managed to outperform most profesdional artists and engineers since the Rennaissance times where he lived. You may have heard of him. His name was Leonardo da Vinci.28/12/2016 #9 Bernard Poulin#7 Dear Paul. Not necessarily. I entered a world where everyone expected me to have to compromise . I didn't. At 9 I chose to become a portrait painter (much to the consternation of my father!) I wanted to earn my living doing what I loved to do. And so, I was determined to be recognized for portraits by "Poulin" not by everyone who thought they could tell me how. I have therefore rarely shown a work in progress to a client. My mantra is that they chose me to do a portrait - so let "me" do the job "my" way. Otherwise, I send clients to someone else who is willing to compromise. This old buzzard isn't ready to do that yet. . . :)28/12/2016 #8 Bernard Poulin#6 Thank you Harvey. I believe in the concept of success - success as a process and not a destination or achievement. Success is not an end in itself. If I can get up in the morning and enter into a world where i am pleased to be and do - then I am one successful man.28/12/2016 #6 Harvey LloydAmateurs remind us of where we were. Those horrifying days of low confidence and minimal acceptance. But we have arrived now, we have confidence and enough of a following that we feel vindicated from the amateur title.
Amateurs are the fruit of life. We know their journey if we share a common theme of existence. The journey will be one of enlightenment, challenges and surprise victories. Every new adventure carries this cycle. The peanut gallery lurking in the shadows poking at the journey have lost their sense of adventure. They have arrived, not sure where, but they think it is a place of success.
I envy the "amateur". They have before them the (another) journey of a life time. I have pity for those who have arrived, they have parked at something that others deem as success and lost their appetite for starting new adventures or becoming an amateur again.
Great post and i enjoyed the perspective.28/12/2016 #5 Bernard Poulin#4 Agree. If only we were all happy just being who we are and doing with pleasure what we do. But in our sad day and age, we are star struck and those who do not feel like they are stars but wish to be seen so often spend a lot of time and energy trying to be seen to "be" one (a star, that is). Happiness is focusing on doing not being.28/12/2016 #4 Franci🐝Eugenia HoffmanWhat comes to mind is an amateur golfer - someone who has never turned professional or won a professional major championship. IMO, that doesn't make them any less talented than a pro. I agree with @Aleta Curry View moreWhat comes to mind is an amateur golfer - someone who has never turned professional or won a professional major championship. IMO, that doesn't make them any less talented than a pro. I agree with @Aleta Curry where the amateur was greatly appreciated. An amateur may signify a young but extremely talented person trying to move up the ranks.
If a person is happy and proud of what they are doing, then being referred to as an amateur or an artist should not make them feel as an ordinary or lesser person. Close27/12/2016 #3 Aleta CurryExcellent, @Bernard Poulin. Interestingly, I have always moved in at least one sphere where the amateur *was* greatly appreciated: Dog Fancy (how many people make their whole living showing and breeding dogs, yet it's a respectable and multi-million dollar business), Acting (the Pantomime and Repertory system forms, though of course we now have actors with degrees disdaining those without) and even my academic disciplines, Film and History (consider the role of the amateur in Historical Recreation, Costumes, Artisans and craft skills) and now, in Antiquing - well, any antiques dealer who doesn't know that sooner or later s/he'll run into an amateur collector who knows more about the specialised field than the dealer does, is either deluded or a moron.26/12/2016 #1 Pamela 🐝 WilliamsWhat an interesting post Bernard. I see an 'art' in many of the things I do, whether it results in a painting, a story, a cold/boring dining room turned into a winter wonderland for the enjoyment of military personnel, or (and I mean this absolutely;) designing reporting metrics for the logistics department or a tracking system for a retails sales department. All these come from the same part of me. I step back and in my mind's eye I see the painting, or I watch the story unfold, or I see how to simplify an excel spreadsheet so that it can contribute to the company long after my 'contract to work' has ended. It is this inner designer's eye that allows me to turn the most mundane of tasks into my 'art'.
It is explaining this concept of 'art' that is the most difficult and most often met with those oh so frustrating smiles of tolerance. It is those 'tolerant' snobs that just don't grasp that design, is design, is design, and it all originates from the same place within the artist and the 'results' are in fact irrelevant, it is enough that it satisfies that need to 'create'. Other's definitions of 'artists' aren't really that important when the artist's 'need' is satisfied. I chose long ago to see their not understanding as being a source of amusement. I 'get it' and that's all that matters.