The creative life putters on with audacity and hope.

HOPEChina marker, pastel, linseed oil on wood. Based on Edvard Munch’s “Puberty.” (author of quote unknown)

I have been quiet on here for a while.

But somehow- the creative life putters on with audacity and hope.  I sometimes question what my drive is and why I carry on despite at times crawling forward on my knees.  But I am grateful for that audacious and hopeful drive.  It gets me up in the morning, keeps my heart alive.

I feel the slingshot being pulled back, pulled taut.  I am preparing for renewal in the new year.



Whenever I feel overwhelmed or out of balance I turn to my version of  The Slingshot Principle. It’s simply a reminder that in order to fly forward, often we need to first pull back. Just like a slingshot, the real power and velocity comes from being stretched and pulled… but in a backwards motion.  It’s that backwards motion that is the hardest direction for us to go but vitally important if we are to create momentum, speed and forward progress.

Daniel Decker, The Slingshot Principle

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My sweet Violet… 2003-2014

That was all a man needed: hope. It was lack of hope that discouraged a man.
— Charles Bukowski (Factotum)

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