Category Archives: How We Create

Living on the Water

Ducks beating their wings and bleating a tattoo as eagles screech and dive at ducklings are reminiscent of crowds fleeing or scuffling with oppressors and bullies. Continue reading

Posted in How We Create, Inspiration | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

First Loves: An Early Encounter with W.H.

At some point in my early teens, during a visit to the Metropolitan Museum of art in NYC, I fell in love, with a painting by Winslow Homer. Viewing the painting, Gulf Stream, excited me. Painted in 1899, the shirtless … Continue reading

Posted in How We Create, Inspiration | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

What is home, a place of birth and death so powerful its pull is like a spawning ground to which we must return? Or more like an eagle‚Äôs nest above all, quiet and safe? In Western culture, people used to … Continue reading

Posted on by tarlinjoanne | 1 Comment

The 8-8-88 Project

The 8-8-88 project is a tribute to my father, Bertram J. Tarlin who passed away this August on the eighth at the age of eighty-eight. My dad was a quiet man: pensive, gentle and loving. Sometimes, as my brother Bill … Continue reading

Posted in How We Create, Inspiration | 3 Comments