The Divine Craziness. Of making something, of hitting a vein. Everybody should do this. Give a kid Play-Doh and see what will happen. Once I carefully arranged a bunch of old crayons on a Masonite board and baked them in my mom’s oven, and then I stirred them around. Art. My poor mother. Channeling Jackson Pollock? Like I even knew who he was at age 14. He got famous, I didn’t.
Try a new recipe. Paint something on a wall. Write a poem. Sing a song. Write down your wildest and most impossible dreams. Write of passionate love from a wheelchair.
Yes and Amen.
Congratulations to Portland’s Literary Arts on 30 wonderful years of your lecture series, the biggest in the U.S. Your 30th anniversary celebration was a huge inspiration.
And to present executive director Andrew Proctor, and founding executive director Julie Mancini, thanks!)