When Words Join Forces with Art

To me, one of the great joys in the creative process is communicating without the need for words. Words guide our thoughts toward what the maker wants us to think. I won’t call it mind control, but it sure is a way of numbing intuition. A work of art without words invites us to free-associate […]

Contemplating Our Strengths

In Genesis Art Workshops, you get feedback, lots of it, and it may be like nothing you could ever have imagined. Especially if someone long ago gave you crushing criticism about your art. “Criticism is typically offensive, insulting, and humiliating.  It creates seclusion and entrenchment,” according to Yehiel Harari. In Winning Every Moment, Harari devotes […]

Be Non-Judgmental

  When you can see the goodness in someone else’s art, you can see more of that goodness in your own. Genesis Art offers steps toward artistic refinement through a process of refining our thoughts and word choices from start to finish. I’ve been reading a riveting biography about Rabbi Shneur Zalman, the founder of […]

In which direction did Jackson Pollock paint?

http://pollockprints.org/blue/ Jackson Pollock was considered one of the great abstract expressionist painters of the 20th century. But if you look at his early canvases, his paintbrush didn’t even touch the canvases that he is most famous for. He dripped, splashed, and squeezed paint onto a roll of canvas unfurled on the floor. Then, as his […]

The Appraiser Who Got My Goat

I just got the shock of an artistic lifetime. An appraiser walked into my 55-square meter apartment to see the goodies. He sniffed at the painting I’d just carted home from the frame shop. Oh, a Menashe Kadishman knockoff, he said with the brush of a hand. I corrected him at once. “No, actually I […]

Sharing the World with Genesis Art Teachers

Shoko Uchiya Hatsumi Tonegawa Yayoi Ono Congratulations to Hatsumi Tonegawa of Shizuoka, Yayoi Ono of Nagano, and Shoko Uchiya, of Tokyo and Nagasaki. These gifted artists are now certified to teach the full 12-lesson Genesis Art Foundation Course! It means that you’ll be able to learn in Japan with them and have a very high […]

Testing Your Muscles, Empowering Your Words with Genesis Art

Kinesiology is a method of muscle testing to help determine whether what you’re putting inside of you is making you stronger or weaker. Kinesiology works with food—testiing for allergies and food sensitivities. And interestingly, it works for intangibles that we put inside ourselves—like words. Yes, words. Words carry life force. They have an effect on […]

Lighting Up from Within

In Genesis Art, the colors are bright and shining–in other words, luminous. The secret to obtaining this luminosity and originality, all we need to do is start with the palette of colors found in the rainbow. But it doesn’t stop there. We use words that act as keys to enter uplifting states of mind. This […]

The King from My Childhood Dining Room

  We’ve all heard amazing stories of pets that have been left behind when their owners move long distances. Somehow, a dog or a cat sets out and follows the scent until reunited with their owners. Now this sounds pretty crazy–I know–but I’m beginning to wonder whether art can do the same thing too. I […]

The Pieces of the Genesis Art Pie

Is Genesis Art a kind of art therapy? My understanding is that only those who follow the great psychologist and psychoanalyst Dr. Carl Jung are qualified to use the term art therapy in their work. Dr. Jung coined the term art therapy and trained art therapists are those who have studied Dr. Jung’s teachings in […]