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Maira Kalman on Daydreaming, Eccentricity, and Not Knowing What is Going On

(Vido link HERE.) Portraits in Creativity is a series of short-form videos by renown creative director Gael Towey about the bravery and processes of artists and artisans. Who could better start off the series than the great, wise, observant Maira Kalman?  Kalman’s drawing and writing gets to the essence of “not knowing what is going on” and celebrates…

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dealing with uncertainty, from zen habits + maira kalman

Zen Habits recently published the very useful Finding Peace with Uncertainty, one of our favorite subjects. It made us go back and leaf through the great Maira Kalman’s wonderful book, The Principles of Uncertainty.    We clipped this image of her crossed-out musings thinking, for sure, she naturally applies Zen Habits’ 8 practices… Try something…

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maira kalman on life, death, work, love…

(Video link here.) We can’t think of a better way to celebrate this lovely ordinary day than with this video of the great Maira Kalman – whose remarkable books are a blend of images and words into vivid stories –  giving her two cents on what it is to be human. She covers a lot…

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Post Election Improvised Politics: Actions to Take, Things That Help

If this election has done anything, it has pointed up the grave flaws in our government and political system. We HEAR that many people in our country feel forgotten and uncared. We’ve witnessed extraordinary levels of fear and its companion, anger and hatred. And we see that we are not a one person/one vote nation. It is truly dispiriting. So we’ve compiled a few things to do to keep moving toward the positive.

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