Monthly Archives: April 2010

7 Great Principles for Dealing with Haters

Good advice from Tim Ferriss for dealing with criticism. 1. It doesn’t matter how many people don’t get it. What matters is how many people do. ——————————————————————————– “It’s critical in social media, as in life, to have a clear objective and not to lose sight of that,” Ferriss says. He argues that if your objective is to do the greatest… (more…)


Q&A with Kim Pearson, Question 5: Q: If you could share just one piece of advice or wisdom about story/storytelling/narrative with readers, what would it be? A: I put a sticky note on my computer which says “It’s not about you.” Even if you are telling your own life story, it’s still not about you. It’s about your readers or… (more…)


I thought this captured the mood of this 19 foot by 17 foot work. JHampton You tube


Work only with the receptive and work only on what’s trying to happen. Bob Bufford

The Revelation of James Hampton’s by Linton Weeks

Washington Post Staff Writer Saturday, December 10, 2005 Sisters and brothers! We are gathered here today to sing of “The Throne of the Third Heaven of the Nations Millennium General Assembly”! And when you refer to it, praise be, speak with the awe and with the reverence it deserves. For this, my friends, is truly a most inspired and wondrous… (more…)

THRONE: A Musical

My musical “Throne” is a story about the triumph of the creative will over the forces of destruction. It explores the psychological tension between the weight of a vision, and the actualization of that vision. It is based on the true story of the artist James Hampton who created the “Throne of the 3rd Heaven for the Nations Millennium” with… (more…)


I began creating my series of paintings on Athens in 1984 and I have been adding to the series for over 25 years. There are approximately sixty paintings in the series as of 2010 and quite a few of the businesses now no longer exist. The inspiration behind the paintings was to capture the uniqueness of Athens, a community I… (more…)


I studied art at the University of Georgia for both undergraduate and graduate school, and in 1998, I graduated with a Ph.D. degree from the Lamar Dodd School of Art. Mercer University Press published my book related to my dissertation research on the visionary folk artist J.B. Murray in 2000 ( In the Hand of the Holy Spirit: The Visionary… (more…)

REVIEW OF “HANDS OF THE SPIRIT” by the Red and Black Newspaper

Musical tells artist’s tale passionately PLAY REVIEW By BLAKE DANIEL Published , October 18, 2004, 06:00:01 AM EDT At one point in “Hands of the Spirit,” a character describes the lead character’s paintings, saying, “There’s a purity and a passion that comes from his believing.” “HANDS OF THE SPIRIT” When: 7:30 p.m. Thursday to Sunday Where: Lyndon House Art Center,… (more…)


For his family and community of Mitchell, Georgia, J.B. was like a fire from heaven coming in the midst of their quiet, small town life. To the world of art, he was a reminder of the joy and passion of creation for a cause beyond oneself. He stirred anger and he stirred resentment. He stirred up a new belief in… (more…)