Creative Insights

Along the way, Stan Stewart has learned a few things about creativity. He shares them with you in the hope that you’ll respond with your confirmation or perhaps that your experience is completely different. Both are welcome.

This is also a place where you’ll find some articles about inspiration. After all, that’s an essential part of artistic creativity, too.

Stan Stewart is a pianist

just for now

As much as we humans may fight it, right now – the present moment – is the only moment we have. It’s etched in the words of the philosophers and 12-step programs. “One day at a time.” My core artistry is music. And I’m often a perfectionist about it. The trick is that my voice …

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Feel Music :)

bliss

I performed for the first time with Penn Strings on Sunday.  It was great.  We had a kind of simple ease together even though it was our first time performing together.  The set included everything from Beethoven to Coldplay, so there was no shortage of variety.  I can hardly wait for the next gig! Contrast …

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(Inter)Play

I consider improvisation to be a highest form of art. Having heard the mantra “just improv” from other artists too many times, I’ve been continually more and more committed to improvised music (and dance and storytelling) over the past decade.