Hi. Today's weather is perfect for creative energy to flow abundantly from the great universe all around; that is unless you aren't conducting enough electricity to keep it going! I believe Leonardo DaVinci was onto something in his research of life and it's abundance. I will have to read up more on that soon, for now I'm satisfied with Tesla's book on energy generation, and a cup of coffee within the next 15 minutes. Whew! Here's to having enough sun and conductive fluid running through my veins today to get a few things done!
I enjoy talking with the kids in my - wait-a-minute; did I just refer to my students as "kids?!" They're not - really. In fact, I hope I don't offend anyone when I say that my students are sometimes more adult than some grownups I know. Though the forum they join me in is that of a drawing class we are free to talk about any subject matter (within reason of course) and sitting around the Round Table of Maxin gives all those present a sense of equality. My students seem to enjoy the freedom to be part of a 'round-table' discussion where we philosophize, improve our drawing and challenge our musical knowledge while slacker radio's 'movie music' channel plays on in the background.
As busy as my schedule can be at times it's nice to look forward to Friday not only because it's the end of the working week - but also the time when I get to meld minds with some very creative people!
I wonder if a Socrates Cafe is in order for the studio soon. For those who are unfamiliar with Socrates Cafe's there is a great little book out there (I have a copy in the studio) called, Socrates Cafe: A Fresh Taste of Philosophy, by Christopher Phillips. I just found it on Amazon.com for $11.16! Here's the current link:
Anywho, the short version is this: a group of inquisitive types gather together after being challenged to read one book or another based on current discussion and events; this group uses the book(s) as a means to generate deep thought discussion and debate. It's nice if a beverages and snacks are available to help fuel the mind in these talks too.... I've participated in a few some time back, and while best in a library I believe the Art Studio and it's growing library along with the fact we do offer the occasional snack and ever-present hot or cold drink makes for a great place to continue solving the world's problems one book at a time!