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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!

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on March 18, 2010
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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.

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on March 2, 2010
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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, […]

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on March 1, 2010
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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 […]

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on February 28, 2010