create.

May 6, 2014 § Leave a comment

“For an artist is not a consumer, as our commercials urge us to be. An artist is a nourisher and a creator who knows that during the act of creation there is collaboration. We do not create alone.”  – Madeleine L’Engle

 

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Box Elder Peak UT

Box Elder Peak UT

http://utahpictures.com/Pfeifferhorn1.php

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“We can either own our circumstances and be creative in them, or we can throw up our hands and say, I cannot be held accountable because the conditions are not ideal.”  – Patti Digh

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Alpine Ridge Utah

Alpine Ridge Utah

http://utahpictures.com/Bald_Mountain_Uintas.php

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“I think it takes much greater courage to create things to be gone than to create things that will remain”  – Christo Javacheff

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Goat Box Elder Peak Utah

Goat Box Elder Peak Utah

http://utahpictures.com/Mountain_Goats.php

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“No matter what you write, no matter how meticulous and painstaking the creation process, someone is going to laugh, scorn, and dissect your work with criticism while another quietly falls in love with it.”  – Richelle E. Goodrich

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Wasatch Crest trail

Wasatch Crest trail

http://www.outdoorwomensalliance.com/2013/09/reflections-about-mountain-bikes-and.html

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“Every creative story is different. And every creative story is the same. There was nothing. Now there is something. It’s almost like magic.”  – Jonah Lehrer

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Lupine, buckwheat, lomatiums, and other wildflowers carpet the trail to Ben Lomond Peak on the Wasatch-Cache National Forest

Lupine, buckwheat, lomatiums, and other wildflowers carpet the trail to Ben Lomond Peak on the Wasatch-Cache National Forest

http://www.fs.fed.us/wildflowers/regions/intermountain/

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“One of the strangest things is the act of creation.

You are faced with a blank slate—a page, a canvas, a block of stone or wood, a silent musical instrument.

You then look inside yourself. You pull and tug and squeeze and fish around for slippery raw shapeless things that swim like fish made of cloud vapor and fill you with living clamor. You latch onto something. And you bring it forth out of your head like Zeus giving birth to Athena.

And as it comes out, it takes shape and tangible form.

It drips on the canvas, and slides through your pen, it springs forth and resonates into the musical strings, and slips along the edge of the sculptor’s tool onto the surface of the wood or marble.

You have given it cohesion. You have brought forth something ordered and beautiful out of nothing.

You have glimpsed the divine.”  – Vera Nazarian

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