The Leibster award
Here are Robert’s questions and my answers.
How do you overcome doubts about yourself.
I had so many doubts when I was younger that stopped me from doing things like art, writing, that now they don’t bother me because I know we’re just going to die soon enough and there is no point in thinking about oneself and doubting and then not doing what you want to try to do. Because even if one does achieve one’s artistic goals, few artists will be remembered that many years after they die, anyway, but you may as well try to fulfill all that possibilities in this life.
When is it right to say no to someone?
Resist any influence by people or crowds when it comes to: evil intentions, elitism, materialism, narcissism, thoughtlessness, and moral relativism.
What is your favorite kind of music.
Wendy Carlos. She does synthesizers to classical music such as Henry Purcell, for Kubrick films, Clockwork Orange and The Shining.
What one thing did you do this year to make the world a little better for everyone?
I prayed for many nations on Yom Kippur.
When was the last time you had what you consider a spiritual experience?
Probably within the last month either during a dream or while writing because I have been dreaming and writing about topics related to the existence of evil and G-d, mythologies, ancient paganism, time, and memory.
What habit do you have that gets in the way of writing your blog?
If you have people in your life that cause you doubt yourself, how do you cope with them?
You need to wash them from your mind.
Describe one small victory that you’ve had this year.
Getting about 200 pages of a novel.
Is there ever a positive use for anger?
It can lead to creative cartooning, for me.
How many days a week do you practice your art? (Writing, painting, photography, fashion)
Not enough. It depends on external constraints.
What gives you joy.
Writing the novel I have because it tells a story I feel compelled to tell. But that isn’t necessarily joy, maybe satisfaction, so I will say greatest joy is from my children.
The following are my NOMINEES for the Leibster award.
The Feathered Sleep at https://thefeatheredsleep.wordpress.com . I’m not sure how many followers she has but she is the most amazing poet.
Richard Bledsloe at https://remodernreview.wordpress.com because he is an intrepid and honest artist and intellectual, but never an elitist one.
Leslie Brenden for her fantastic insect art at https://lesliebrenden.wordpress.com
Tracy Anderson at https://tracyandersondesign.wordpress.com for her lovely graphic art and sharing her artistic knowledge.
Kosmogonic at http://kosmogonic.com for beautiful writing.
Emily Heurt who is fulfilling a brave artistic mission at https://emilieheurteventgallery.wordpress.com
Andrea Gutuu whom I admire for her beautiful poetry at https://synergyofjoy.wordpress.com.
4t4mt4 who has some really interesting unusual content on his site http://4t4m4t4.org and who has been a consistent supporter for me, so that I know at least someone sees my posts!
Miguel Ferrari whose installations and art are very impressive at https://miguelferrari.wordpress.com
Steve at The Vivid Expanse who seems so interesting, a photographer from Australia at http://sjp.id.au
Kate Baldus at https://protolibro.wordpress.com because she reviews writers which I find generous,
These are my 11 questions for the new nominees:
What is your favorite season and why.
Who is your favorite author.
Who is your favorite visual artist (painter).
What is your favorite fairy tale?
What is a special childhood memory (or person) to you?
What colors do you find the most powerful or pleasing?
What are your greatest obstacles in this life?
What country/place have you never been to but wish most to visit?
Do you have optimism for the future or pessimism and why?
Do you believe in the afterlife or the soul?
What do you wish to accomplish with your blog?