Archive for April, 2012


The following is a list of the primary books I have published:

1.  MOSS – My Old School Stories  (compendium of fiction stories)

2.  Harpers Ferry Houses  (with Kip Stowell)

3.  Hoppers Furry Tale

4.  SCOD 2000  (Architecture Thesis version)

5.  Ten Consciencious Objections to War – Operation 10 COW

6.  BDU – Air Force Basic Training Journal Unauthorized

7.  Pitcher of Immortality – Byzantine multiple-choice fantasy

8.  Art Beyond Reality  –  my art portfolio 1  (1976-2012)

9.  Multiple Choice Adventures  –  Interactive Short Stories

10.  Art By Nena  –  Nena Stowell’s artwork  (1960-2012)

11.  Kip Stowell Biography  (Paperback) (abridged Kindle)

* this is not a full list of my books, nor does it note sales popularity; it is a list based on the major titles of my different series categories. Nor does it distinguish paperback from ebook.

Humans, Learning, and Art

The following are guidelines regarding the nature of these subjects.

 

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Humans

 

We are endowed with reason, memory, and imagination.

 

We express ourselves in more ways than other creatures.

 

We are driven by an urge to become a creator.

 

We are able to value and believe.

 

We explore, experiment, and discover solutions.

 

We use symbols more than other creatures.

 

Inherent in our nature is the need for happiness, harmony, comfort, love, and freedom.

 

To be happy we must become interesting to ourselves, and expressively act on it.

 

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Learning

 

We learn through senses, the more the better.

 

We learn when we feel our past / present actions are inadequate.

 

We learn when we believe that goals are worthy achievements.

 

Learning is aided by care, concern, respect, and compassion.

 

We do not all learn the same ways.

 

Two approaches to learning:  Pro-Active / Re-Active

 

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Art

 

Art will always have unique meaning to every individual.

 

Art is not only done by humans, but we would like to think it is exclusive to us.

 

Art can be a meaningful arrangement of symbols with materials.

 

Art can be creative, inventive, original, systematic, organic, and constructive.

 

Artistic meaning and values can be applied and used in many ways.

 

Artistic quality is subjective, and beauty is in the eye-of-the-beholder.

 

Art should be stimulating or calming.

 

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