Daily Archives: August 18, 2008

Life in the time of Oprah

Ms. Okrant does not aspire to is to become Ms. Winfrey. Shortly after making the vision board, she wrote on her blog: “Oprah said … ‘Isn’t it a wonderful thing to have all your dreams come true?’ I don’t think there are many human beings on this planet who could possibly utter these words. … I think if I ever get everything I want in life, then I’m not so sure I’d be so excited to wake up each morning. It’s possibilities that keep me moving forward.”

via Jessica Grose | NYTimes

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William S. Burroughs Collage Collection

The photo collage is a way to travel that must be used with skill and precision if we are to arrive […] The collage as a flexible hieroglyph language of juxtaposition:  A collage makes a statement. – William S. Burroughs (1962)

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Good Ideas

ideas 1. Go for a walk. Draw or list things you find on
the the sidewalk. 2. Write a letter to yourself in the future. 3. Buy something
inexpensive as a symbol for your need to create, (new pen, a tea cup, journal).
Use it everyday. 4. Draw your dinner. 5. Find a piece of poetry you respond to.
Rewrite it and glue it into your journal. 6. Glue an envelope into your journal.
For one week collect items you find on the street. 7. Expose yourself to a new
artist, (go to a gallery, or in a book.) Write about what moves you about their
work. 8. Find a photo of a person you do not know. Write a brief bio about them.
9. Spend a day drawing only red things. 10. Draw your bike. 11. Make a list of
everything you buy in the next week. 12. Make a map of everywhere you went in
one day. 13. Draw a map of the creases on your hand, (knuckles, palm) 14. Trace
your footsteps with chalk. 15. Record an overheard conversation. 16. Trace the
path of the moon in relation to where you live. 17. Go to a paint store. Collect
‘chips’ of all your favorite colors.

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