Creativity needs attention but multi-tasking hurts our ability to focus. Our pre-frontal cortex can only work on one thing at a time.
Art is all around us in the middle of daily life if we pay attention. I don't think that's a paradox, just a simple truth.
My sister visits the Isle of Skye each summer to work on her Gaelic language skills. In 2017, she discovered the artist Marion Boddy-Evans. She sent me the link to Marion's blog and I've been following her ever since. Lots of good stuff on there for painters. I highly recommend it. This summer, on her… Continue reading Marion Boddy-Evans
Stuff your eyes with wonder. See the world. It's more fantastic than any dream made or paid for in factories. -- Ray Bradbury Baby eyes Babies intrigue me...and it's not just because they are so blinkin' cute. I love the way they observe the world around them, soaking it all in without judgment. Their eyes… Continue reading The Wonder of Nova Scotia: Inspired by Place
Our life is frittered away by detail... simplify, simplify. - Henry David Thoreau Simplify. Sounds so easy but here I am, once again, learning the lessons of simplicity. To ask myself if I really need to do ________(fill in the blank) or is it a distraction? Does this painting need this level of detail or… Continue reading Muse Flash: Simplify