This week’s show-and-tell is my finished hat!
Do your dreams help your creative efforts? Plus, knitting progress on my hat…
Cocooning is needed by creatives, but I think it’s seldom considered a beneficial part of art practice. The brain needs time to mash up ideas subconsciously, time to percolate various experiences and thoughts in order to generate new ideas. Winter seems to be a natural season for this: a time for the brain to marinate all its juicy creative mish-mash
What does it take to make an artist? Is it really a matter of being born with talent or does it take desire, courage and commitment as it says in the title? Or is there something else needed in order to “be an artist”? This book examines the need for formal education as well as the personal qualities required to be an artist.
What’s your Word of Intention for 2022? Join me for a little chat about them, along with this week’s knitting WIP.
An Adobe study discovered that people identified more good ideas than bad while walking, and that a residual effect from the walking session gave them more and better ideas while sitting than the control group of all-sitters.
Cancer has shown me that I have a choice: I can decide whether or not I want to enjoy the moment or worry because of fear. I don’t have to feel like a victim, I don’t have to give myself excuses for not meeting my artistic expectations, and I don’t need a purpose for making art. I can experience the pure joy of making a mark. Cancer has changed my art.
During chemo,you don’t see cancer cells dying but you do see healthy cells dying. It makes you feel like you’re killing yourself, like you’re a victim of cancer. Being a victim can pressure you into a mindset that changes the way you do art. This is the first part of my story about how cancer changed my art.