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Interrupted

Interrupted

I’ve been reading a few art / work process books in the past year, and they all advocate setting aside protected hours, in a designated office or studio space, so you can focus intently on the work before you, where you won’t be interrupted by menial tasks and requests. I’m afraid all of those books are written by men — who don’t do the stay-at-home-dad thing.

or we die.

or we die.

My latest book: Madeleine L’Engle’s Circle of Quiet, book 1 of the Crosswick Journals. When we are self-conscious, we cannot be wholly aware; we must throw ourselves out first. This throwing ourselves away is the act of creativity. So, when we wholly concentrate, like a child in play, or an artist at work, then we share in the act of creation. We not only escape time, we also escape our self-conscious selves.   I knew that the moment I started worrying about whether…

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