It's been a quiet week in the SDA e-mail inbox, but here are a few gems you'll want to make sure you don't miss:
The New York Times has an excellent article on Alexander Calder and a short video that illustrates his wonderful imagination. A joyful reminder that artmaking is about creative play.
Here's another link to a fascinating article in The New Yorker magazine: "Late Bloomers - Why do we Equate Genius with Precocity"
Some geniuses explode into their creative potentials at an early age and see their powers fade in later years. Others work steadily and quietly, often for decades, before reaching their full potential. If you are a mid-life artist like I am, you will find the article both informational and reassuring that there's still time for greatness!! Interesting acknowledgement as well to the concept of "patrons" in a creative person's life -- their support is essential.
Tiny url: http://tinyurl.com/3mrrmx
Long url: http://www.newyorker.com/reporting/2008/10/20/081020fa_fact_gladwell?currentPage=all
Have a great week!
Jeanne, NY rep