William Shakespeare said: "What’s in a name?  that which we call a rose  By any other name would smell as sweet…" Shakespeare Well, that might have been true when Shakespeare was alive–before the age of the World Wide Web--but at this time, the names that we give things...

https://fineartamerica.com/featured/every-child-is-an-artist-pablo-picasso-motivational-quote-jacki-kellum.html In my opinion, people create their best art when they are about 4-years-old. After that, they begin looking around and trying to copy what someone, who they think is a better artist, has done. https://fineartamerica.com/featured/every-child-is-an-artist-pablo-picasso-quote-jacki-kellum.html Pablo Picasso said:  "Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we...

Undoubtedly, my favorite color combination is what I have labeled School Bus Yellow and Vincent Van Gogh Blue. You see that color combo in Van Gogh's astral vision: Starry Night. You also see that blue-yellow combination in Van Gogh's painting of a wheat field. And in Van Gogh's...

She was like an old, red hen With a small and unadorned head, She didn't cock-a-doodle-doo. She merely clucked, As she picked her way along. Jacki Kellum Yesterday, I discussed how writing--especially memoir writing--can be beneficial for painters and other kinds of artists, too. http://jackikellum.com/write-or-paint-to-free-yourself-from-the-ghosts-of-your-past-and-to-celebrate-the-good/ In another post, I attempted to explain how writing...

I often say that my intuition is an integral part of my creative process, and I believe that memory is the well-spring of the intuition. For that reason, I am convinced that memory is every artist's greatest resource. For writers, the memory is certainly essential,...

No doubt, the traffic in northeastern cities is unfathomable. To make matters worse, almost all of the city streets are one-way. When I am driving in the city, I am constantly circling the blocks, trying to find an arrow pointed in the direction that I want...