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Marvin Kanarek Art

What is Art?

We, humans are complicated creatures: we all have our own opinions and critique, which is a force that pushes designers to progress

on July 8, 2011

An Epiphany

Have you ever watched a child draw? Have you noticed how deeply absorbed and focused they are while they draw? Have you visited a group exhibition of children’s drawings created during their early formative years? I have!

on March 18, 2010

The State of the Artist # 7

I’m now being challenged by questions: What is Art? Does Life imitate Art? Does Art mirror Life? Can Art exist without Life? Can life exist without Art? Can you see Art all around you? Are you an observer of that Art? Are you a part of it? Would it exist without you? Does a gallery […]

on March 15, 2010

The State of The Artist # 4

by Marvin Kanarek I was going to do something else right now. I was outside having a smoke. Something came in again. So I’m sitting here getting it out before it goes away. Three words: – Sacrifice, Selfishness, Balance. When that “moment arrives” it’s only you tapping into and following that energy (Muse?), before it […]

on March 3, 2010
Oil Painting © Marvin Kanarek

The State of The Artist # 3 – The Muse

I’m sure there are dictionary definitions of the word Muse. I or you can look it up. Maybe I will when this cycle has passed through me. I had heard a great story about a Scottish poetess who was out walking on her land one morning when all of a sudden she felt the presence of the Muse. She hurried home as fast as she could. Her pace was quickened by the fear that if she didn’t get back soon enough, the muse would pass through her and go on to inspire another poet! Interesting. I think that’s part of what this Muse energy is.

on March 2, 2010

The State of the Artist # 2

by Marvin Kanarek I just had an epiphany, maybe it’s The Muse, I don’t know. So I guess I’m fated to continue at least ‘til the end of this little story. I’m a true “dyed in the T-shirt” Hippy way back when during the Yorkville days in Toronto. Living the life of music, free love, […]

on March 1, 2010

The State of the Artist # 1

by Marvin Kanarek I’ll try as best I can to describe the journey, the psyche, the attitude, the denial, the acceptance and anything else I can touch upon that might illuminate this elusive universe that I call “The State Of The Artist? It’s a state of mind, spirit and necessity, that is highly romanticized, clearly […]

on February 28, 2010

Some Great Advice about Everything and Anything Creative…

I just watched this incredible three part interview with writer Harlan Ellison that I wanted to share with you.  For all of you seeking the secret, formula or Holy Grail to success in any creative endeavor, watch this short series. Share on bebo Blog this! Bookmark on Delicious Digg this post Share on dzone Recommend […]