Art is Life

Tästä ryhmästä on virallisesti tullut uinuva. Sitä sattuu... Jos haluat virvoittaa tämän ryhmän tai luoda samanaiheisen uuden ryhmän, katso tätä sivua.

This group is about books. It is about art. This group is for people who see art as something that lives and breathes. The painter Mark Rothko said that a person looking at his paintings might gain the same spiritual experience he had while creating the paintings. This group is for people who think of art as a guiding principle in their lives. This group is for people who think of literary voices and characters as being "real." This group is for people who feel rapture in the presence of art. This group is for people who recognize that art gives us the power of transcendence.

My name is Theresa Williams. I'm an author, and I'm starting this group as a way of connecting with people who feel the same passion for art that I do. I am a university lecturer and I want to learn from others. I experience the world primarly through "feeling." As Theodore Roethke said, "We think by feeling. What is there to know?" I am coming to discover that the dichotomy of the heart and the intellect is not as I once thought: I am coming to see that "feeling" is not separate from intelligence but an important form of intelligence. The Native Americans have a term for this: "Seeing With The Eye of the Heart."

I hope this can be a place where we can shed our hard outer shells and share what we know about the beauty and terror of life.

I'm interested in having deep and real conversations about art and life.

Here you are welcome to express your opinions and even to disagree, but, please, this is not a war zone. Do be respectful, gracious, and giving.


The photograph is Walt Whitman's butterfly.

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What Is Art?3 lukematonta / 3razzamajazz, helmikuu 2014
Journal of Eva Morelli1 lukematon / 1Raymond55, heinäkuu 2013
What are you currently reading?320 lukematonta / 320michaelbartley, tammikuu 2013
Paintings/Painters that you love.79 lukematonta / 79Bookoholic73, syyskuu 2012
The business of art...?3 lukematonta / 3krolik, kesäkuu 2012
What Did You WRITE Today?32 lukematonta / 32Naren559, tammikuu 2012
Unabashidly emotional music.77 lukematonta / 77Naren559, joulukuu 2011
Books or art that fundamentally changed the way you think or feel?57 lukematonta / 57TheresaWilliams, syyskuu 2011
Some thoughts on Nobel prize (literature of couse) winners.5 lukematonta / 5Rood, syyskuu 2011
identify this painting4 lukematonta / 4chellerystick, tammikuu 2011
Super-duper literary figures.7 lukematonta / 7varielle, joulukuu 2010
Childhood stories YOU would re-read as an adult.24 lukematonta / 24TheresaWilliams, lokakuu 2010
What is a library?9 lukematonta / 9margad, syyskuu 2010
Has a book or piece of artwork ever made you weep?104 lukematonta / 104TheresaWilliams, heinäkuu 2010
The "Hospital" part of my Library38 lukematonta / 38Naren559, helmikuu 2010
The Letter Project4 lukematonta / 4TheresaWilliams, marraskuu 2009
Celebrate!2 lukematonta / 2TheresaWilliams, elokuu 2009
Oh yes: "Art"!3 lukematonta / 3Naren559, elokuu 2009
Definition of art as a mode of knowing2 lukematonta / 2guido47, elokuu 2009
Which Ted Kooser works should I Buy?3 lukematonta / 3TheresaWilliams, toukokuu 2009
The Making of a Graphic Novel3 lukematonta / 3tros, toukokuu 2009
Anne Sexton37 lukematonta / 37TheresaWilliams, toukokuu 2009
Death and the Afterlife39 lukematonta / 39Naren559, huhtikuu 2009
Close to the bone16 lukematonta / 16mejix, maaliskuu 2009
Andrew Wyeth died this morning10 lukematonta / 10Naren559, helmikuu 2009
How I Spent My Summer Vacation4 lukematonta / 4guido47, tammikuu 2009
The Books Around You47 lukematonta / 47hemlokgang, tammikuu 2009
How would you describe your inner life?60 lukematonta / 60Naren559, lokakuu 2008
short story website3 lukematonta / 3STOCeallaigh, syyskuu 2008
Some things that you noticed today230 lukematonta / 230michaelbartley, elokuu 2008
Animals in literature48 lukematonta / 48ambushedbyasnail, heinäkuu 2008
Videos8 lukematonta / 8belleyang, heinäkuu 2008
How Art Made the World1 lukematon / 1tros, heinäkuu 2008
Sharing our wriitng, blogs, art, etc.15 lukematonta / 15belleyang, kesäkuu 2008
Off to P-Town! See you in 3-mo!5 lukematonta / 5margad, kesäkuu 2008
Facebook47 lukematonta / 47belleyang, kesäkuu 2008
Writing Groups15 lukematonta / 15belleyang, kesäkuu 2008
Lines from works that you love.74 lukematonta / 74hemlokgang, toukokuu 2008
Ralph Waldo Emerson43 lukematonta / 43TheresaWilliams, toukokuu 2008
Author Chat (The Secret of Hurricanes)5 lukematonta / 5TheresaWilliams, toukokuu 2008
Activities, Accomplishments, Announcements30 lukematonta / 30TheresaWilliams, toukokuu 2008
robert rauschenberg9 lukematonta / 9DMTripp, toukokuu 2008
Do you work joyfully...or suffer for your art?79 lukematonta / 79mejix, huhtikuu 2008
Robert Frost11 lukematonta / 11TheresaWilliams, huhtikuu 2008
The Satisfaction of the Creative Impulse by Mark Rothko, 19417 lukematonta / 7DMTripp, huhtikuu 2008
Writing your dreams...13 lukematonta / 13mpramanik, maaliskuu 2008
Lit. you thought you'd hate5 lukematonta / 5margad, maaliskuu 2008
When words fail you...9 lukematonta / 9Clueless, helmikuu 2008
The Seasons46 lukematonta / 46TheresaWilliams, helmikuu 2008
When you just don't "get it."20 lukematonta / 20TheresaWilliams, tammikuu 2008
Quotes by authors that you love52 lukematonta / 52CliffBurns, tammikuu 2008
Christmas/New Year's stories?6 lukematonta / 6margad, tammikuu 2008
Memoir Title?23 lukematonta / 23TheresaWilliams, joulukuu 2007
Let's write a story.73 lukematonta / 73MarianV, joulukuu 2007
Biting off more than you can chew?9 lukematonta / 9TheresaWilliams, joulukuu 2007
Have you ever gone to a reading that turned out to be a profound experience?38 lukematonta / 38CliffBurns, marraskuu 2007
Grand Epiphanies7 lukematonta / 7margad, marraskuu 2007
Finding more than one path to our creative lives7 lukematonta / 7CliffBurns, marraskuu 2007
What is the question?15 lukematonta / 15TheresaWilliams, marraskuu 2007
We Come To Something Without Knowing Why15 lukematonta / 15margad, lokakuu 2007
Art is Laugh15 lukematonta / 15margad, lokakuu 2007
Ill Lit45 lukematonta / 45villandry, lokakuu 2007
The Will to Believe75 lukematonta / 75margad, lokakuu 2007
Poetry as non-fiction55 lukematonta / 55margad, lokakuu 2007
Create a book and author11 lukematonta / 11TheresaWilliams, syyskuu 2007
Richard Brautigan15 lukematonta / 15SqueakyChu, syyskuu 2007
Voices and Visions Audio1 lukematon / 1TheresaWilliams, syyskuu 2007
From whence love?14 lukematonta / 14TheresaWilliams, elokuu 2007
Place: The South40 lukematonta / 40TheresaWilliams, elokuu 2007
Your voice11 lukematonta / 11TheresaWilliams, elokuu 2007
What Good Is A Group Like This?9 lukematonta / 9geneg, elokuu 2007
Price is (almost) no object9 lukematonta / 9sisaruus, elokuu 2007
Place28 lukematonta / 28southwestpoet, elokuu 2007
Artists', Poets', Novelists' letters25 lukematonta / 25TheresaWilliams, elokuu 2007
Inner, not outer life10 lukematonta / 10TheresaWilliams, elokuu 2007
some of my quilts27 lukematonta / 27TheresaWilliams, elokuu 2007
Fiction1 lukematon / 1TheresaWilliams, elokuu 2007
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