> but don't get too hard on Artie
Sorry if it sounded that way, but it certainly wasn't my intention. I took
much more exception with Franke's comments.
> ...who was speaking from the spirit...
And I thought that it was of the spirit (/creative faculty) of which I spoke
when I took that exception. So, I was not criticizing Artie's appeal to
spirit, but only that he(?) might be carrying it too far.
> I think the discussion idea is fine....
Perhaps you have missed my point(s) in my posts. The discussion idea is not
(just) 'fine' (which I read as, "maybe yes, maybe no; if I have time and the
inclination...". Nor do I think of such 'intellectualizations' that
>...they aren't maybe the most important part here......
indeed, (and I will step out on a dangerous limb here) I think that they may
be certainly at least as, and possibly more, important than the
artistic/creative faculties. What is the point of being creative and
artistic if no one can appreciate it? If no one can understand what it is
communicating, the effort and techniques used to create it? If the artist
cannot think about what she/he wants to create, what tools and materials
she/he has available to use to do the creating, etc.