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Blue & White Porcelain Cup with Two Asian Pears

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If you're interested, here's my 2015 painting of this blue and white cup.

Related to my postings on mindful studio practice, I sometimes read renowned writer Maria Popova's work (my previous mentions here). This one is about the true value of creative work: "'One can’t write directly about the soul,' Virginia Woolf wrote in her diary. Few writers have come to write about it — and to it — more directly than the novelist, poet, and environmental activist Wendell Berry, who describes himself as 'a farmer of sorts and an artist of sorts.' In his wonderful and wonderfully titled essay collection What Are People For?, Berry addresses with great elegance our neophilic tendencies and why innovation for the sake of novelty sells short the true value of creative work." [Keep reading]

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