Turkish Delight

Well, I promised you that I would be posting a few recipes from time to time so here goes. First of all, you should know I love cooking, (and eating). I’m also a vegetarian. For me, cooking is another creative outlet. It’s also a great way to get the juices flowing if I get stuck for an idea. As a composer, I work with sound and the sense of hearing. Cooking channels that creative energy into a different set of senses: taste and smell, specifically. After spending some time playing in the kitchen, I usually find a renewed sense of purpose and clarity when I come back to the paper and the keyboard. If you are an artist reading this, you may want to give it a try. Of course, if you are going t

Transmutation

"It's not what happens to you, but how you react to it that matters." – Epictetus What do we do, and how do we react when confronted with, what we consider to be a negative or challenging situation? As artists, we have a unique opportunity to respond to the things around us in a creative way. Whatever happens to us can fuel our work. It’s easy to convey the joy and excitement of what we consider to be something positive. It’s quite another to channel those things we consider negative or challenging; because in doing so, we have to feel and embrace those emotions, and we have to sit with them for a while, so we can capture them in our work. It is difficult, uncomfortable, and challenging. But

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