Art is Life

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This group is about books. It is about art. This group is for people who see art as something that lives and breathes. The painter Mark Rothko said that a person looking at his paintings might gain the same spiritual experience he had while creating the paintings. This group is for people who think of art as a guiding principle in their lives. This group is for people who think of literary voices and characters as being "real." This group is for people who feel rapture in the presence of art. This group is for people who recognize that art gives us the power of transcendence.

My name is Theresa Williams. I'm an author, and I'm starting this group as a way of connecting with people who feel the same passion for art that I do. I am a university lecturer and I want to learn from others. I experience the world primarly through "feeling." As Theodore Roethke said, "We think by feeling. What is there to know?" I am coming to discover that the dichotomy of the heart and the intellect is not as I once thought: I am coming to see that "feeling" is not separate from intelligence but an important form of intelligence. The Native Americans have a term for this: "Seeing With The Eye of the Heart."

I hope this can be a place where we can shed our hard outer shells and share what we know about the beauty and terror of life.

I'm interested in having deep and real conversations about art and life.

Here you are welcome to express your opinions and even to disagree, but, please, this is not a war zone. Do be respectful, gracious, and giving.


The photograph is Walt Whitman's butterfly.

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What Is Art?3 no llegits / 3razzamajazz, febrer 2014
Journal of Eva Morelli1 no llegit / 1Raymond55, juliol 2013
What are you currently reading?320 no llegits / 320michaelbartley, gener 2013
Paintings/Painters that you love.79 no llegits / 79Bookoholic73, setembre 2012
The business of art...?3 no llegits / 3krolik, juny 2012
What Did You WRITE Today?32 no llegits / 32Naren559, gener 2012
Unabashidly emotional music.77 no llegits / 77Naren559, desembre 2011
Books or art that fundamentally changed the way you think or feel?57 no llegits / 57TheresaWilliams, setembre 2011
Some thoughts on Nobel prize (literature of couse) winners.5 no llegits / 5Rood, setembre 2011
identify this painting4 no llegits / 4chellerystick, gener 2011
Super-duper literary figures.7 no llegits / 7varielle, desembre 2010
Childhood stories YOU would re-read as an adult.24 no llegits / 24TheresaWilliams, octubre 2010
What is a library?9 no llegits / 9margad, setembre 2010
Has a book or piece of artwork ever made you weep?104 no llegits / 104TheresaWilliams, juliol 2010
The "Hospital" part of my Library38 no llegits / 38Naren559, febrer 2010
The Letter Project4 no llegits / 4TheresaWilliams, novembre 2009
Celebrate!2 no llegits / 2TheresaWilliams, agost 2009
Oh yes: "Art"!3 no llegits / 3Naren559, agost 2009
Definition of art as a mode of knowing2 no llegits / 2guido47, agost 2009
Which Ted Kooser works should I Buy?3 no llegits / 3TheresaWilliams, maig 2009
The Making of a Graphic Novel3 no llegits / 3tros, maig 2009
Anne Sexton37 no llegits / 37TheresaWilliams, maig 2009
Death and the Afterlife39 no llegits / 39Naren559, abril 2009
Close to the bone16 no llegits / 16mejix, març 2009
Andrew Wyeth died this morning10 no llegits / 10Naren559, febrer 2009
How I Spent My Summer Vacation4 no llegits / 4guido47, gener 2009
The Books Around You47 no llegits / 47hemlokgang, gener 2009
How would you describe your inner life?60 no llegits / 60Naren559, octubre 2008
short story website3 no llegits / 3STOCeallaigh, setembre 2008
Some things that you noticed today230 no llegits / 230michaelbartley, agost 2008
Animals in literature48 no llegits / 48ambushedbyasnail, juliol 2008
Videos8 no llegits / 8belleyang, juliol 2008
How Art Made the World1 no llegit / 1tros, juliol 2008
Sharing our wriitng, blogs, art, etc.15 no llegits / 15belleyang, juny 2008
Off to P-Town! See you in 3-mo!5 no llegits / 5margad, juny 2008
Facebook47 no llegits / 47belleyang, juny 2008
Writing Groups15 no llegits / 15belleyang, juny 2008
Lines from works that you love.74 no llegits / 74hemlokgang, maig 2008
Ralph Waldo Emerson43 no llegits / 43TheresaWilliams, maig 2008
Author Chat (The Secret of Hurricanes)5 no llegits / 5TheresaWilliams, maig 2008
Activities, Accomplishments, Announcements30 no llegits / 30TheresaWilliams, maig 2008
robert rauschenberg9 no llegits / 9DMTripp, maig 2008
Do you work joyfully...or suffer for your art?79 no llegits / 79mejix, abril 2008
Robert Frost11 no llegits / 11TheresaWilliams, abril 2008
The Satisfaction of the Creative Impulse by Mark Rothko, 19417 no llegits / 7DMTripp, abril 2008
Writing your dreams...13 no llegits / 13mpramanik, març 2008
Lit. you thought you'd hate5 no llegits / 5margad, març 2008
When words fail you...9 no llegits / 9Clueless, febrer 2008
The Seasons46 no llegits / 46TheresaWilliams, febrer 2008
When you just don't "get it."20 no llegits / 20TheresaWilliams, gener 2008
Quotes by authors that you love52 no llegits / 52CliffBurns, gener 2008
Christmas/New Year's stories?6 no llegits / 6margad, gener 2008
Memoir Title?23 no llegits / 23TheresaWilliams, desembre 2007
Let's write a story.73 no llegits / 73MarianV, desembre 2007
Biting off more than you can chew?9 no llegits / 9TheresaWilliams, desembre 2007
Have you ever gone to a reading that turned out to be a profound experience?38 no llegits / 38CliffBurns, novembre 2007
Grand Epiphanies7 no llegits / 7margad, novembre 2007
Finding more than one path to our creative lives7 no llegits / 7CliffBurns, novembre 2007
What is the question?15 no llegits / 15TheresaWilliams, novembre 2007
We Come To Something Without Knowing Why15 no llegits / 15margad, octubre 2007
Art is Laugh15 no llegits / 15margad, octubre 2007
Ill Lit45 no llegits / 45villandry, octubre 2007
The Will to Believe75 no llegits / 75margad, octubre 2007
Poetry as non-fiction55 no llegits / 55margad, octubre 2007
Create a book and author11 no llegits / 11TheresaWilliams, setembre 2007
Richard Brautigan15 no llegits / 15SqueakyChu, setembre 2007
Voices and Visions Audio1 no llegit / 1TheresaWilliams, setembre 2007
From whence love?14 no llegits / 14TheresaWilliams, agost 2007
Place: The South40 no llegits / 40TheresaWilliams, agost 2007
Your voice11 no llegits / 11TheresaWilliams, agost 2007
What Good Is A Group Like This?9 no llegits / 9geneg, agost 2007
Price is (almost) no object9 no llegits / 9sisaruus, agost 2007
Place28 no llegits / 28southwestpoet, agost 2007
Artists', Poets', Novelists' letters25 no llegits / 25TheresaWilliams, agost 2007
Inner, not outer life10 no llegits / 10TheresaWilliams, agost 2007
some of my quilts27 no llegits / 27TheresaWilliams, agost 2007
Fiction1 no llegit / 1TheresaWilliams, agost 2007
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