Through Us

The gift of our creativity is poured through us. It does not come from us. We are not its source in any sense. This is the main point about creativity. Whether, for instance, it comes to us in a flash or over a period of time through the skill developed through practice is quite beside the point. I have experienced

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Expectations

My family and I lived in an old community up in the Ozark mountains of Arkansas for a few years. We met many wonderful people, and, as you might expect, not a few of these people had sayings and ways of thinking that were different from what we usually saw outside the community. One of those sayings was: “You’re not

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Old Times

Today’s picture is a side chair. It is the first chair I ever made. Its design comes from a metal chair at a desk in my shop, a step back chair, and some chairs I saw in a picture of work done by Frank Lloyd Wright. Each of them had something I liked, and something I didn’t. The desk chair

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