Extra-Ordinary Art: My family’s ‘making special’

For this post, I want to bring together photos from my family experience of  art – ceremony & ‘making-special’ – with text from theorist Ellen Dissanayake’s paper The Core of Art: Making Special. (This paper, The Core of Art, also appears as chapter 4 in Dissanayake’s book Homo Aestheticus: Where Art Came From and Why.) Published by Free PressContinue reading “Extra-Ordinary Art: My family’s ‘making special’”

A beautiful woman in my life turns 40

My little sister turns 40 today. She is my confidant, the one I can always count on to understand my frustrations, keep my secrets, and celebrate with me my successes. In short, my sister Rian is the very best of what any woman might strive to be as a person, and to hope for in aContinue reading “A beautiful woman in my life turns 40”

Making Memories!

She’s as cute as a button; her parents are pleased as punch. He’s old as Woody Woodpecker; and we partied like it was  1940. Plus the lovely grandparents, somewhere between their platinum and silver anniversaries! WOW! What a time we’ve just had! I have happy news all around, this past friday we celebrated my step father’sContinue reading “Making Memories!”