Good Morning! May all be well with you! Coffee at the right. It is Saturday, and Jimmy the milkman has come and gone. Some turkey soup today along with bottled half n half, other dairies.
Listening to singing bowls to help my body’s balance. Very calming to start the day. Sunshine today, I marvel at the blue sky. It is cheerful.
I have promised myself to unclutter a bit today. I think we all end up doing this task. If not our minds. I plan to read today as well. Reading when it is quiet, my pleasure. I am told that if a studio or workspace is a bit cluttery it is seen as a good thing, rather than a neat one with no work being done!
Otherwise, the plan is to work writing about who I am, and what Shibui is, exploring if I have a strong enough position to write a grant proposal.
After Tom’s death, I gave myself a year with one goal in mind, that taking that time would help give me balance for myself and for my art as a business, where I could move forward with my plans for Shibui Found Image Art. I had been gearing up to teach Shibui live, and I had been working with a control group on Facebook. I had come to a very good point, but I did have the cart before the horse when it came to Shibui. Once realized I began to think of what was needed to achieve my goals again. There has been a lot of wisdom learned via my business coach and experience. As artists and writers, we can affect the world, we can help it to heal! We really need to heal worldwide now! It can be done by creating a movement of sorts. There has been so much travesty with so many people touched by Covid. The journey into healing___ is a way forward. This is why Shibui’s process needs to be a gift to others. It’s something I can offer the world I love. Others can do what I do.
The Shibui Found Image Art Live group has been very important to me. I am grateful for their patience with me regarding Tom’s death.
The Shibui Found Image Art group serves a special purpose for me, it has given me insights into what others can do with Shibui as an original art form.
Shibuiest in the group have amazed me with their own exploitative ideas. They are proof that teaching Shibui works. I love seeing what they do.
My group and those interested in Shibui as a therapeutic tool, my instruction have taken it on the chin regarding Thomas’s death because I have not been as available. The more Tom Advance Pulmonary Fibrosis progressed the harder it became to focus on Shibui. I became grateful for the support and this continues. I am most graciously thankful.
There is interest by others both in and out of the group to use Shibui as a revenue stream and as an art therapy tool. I met with two psychologists from Hasbro Children’s Hospital in Rhode Island a couple years ago. Not living there prevented me from working with them at the time, but they had wanted to hire me on the spot. This was revealing to me.
Shibui can be taken to cancer centers, grieving centers, elderlies, sp many other places!
I met a lovely gentleman from Neurorestorative whom I deeply appreciate for his interest, encouragement, and input I began working towards teaching Shibui live and acquired equipment to do so. At this time Thomas was diagnosed with Advanced Pulmonary Fibrosis, and over time require more care and my presence. I had no choice but to step back from my focus. It took me a while to learn I could not do both well. Shibui was my own therapy at the time. The work had its own importance, yet Thomas needed my time and attention. I pivoted. And in doing so did what was most important, and that was taking care of Thomas and me. I realized from my business coach that pivoting means taking a step back to examine what is happening with your business. This examination gave me a clearer picture of how to move forward after I processed Thomas’s death for a while. It was no time to make decisions, not until I could think straight. It is 1 year, 1 month and I am processing how to move forward. at this point, I am feeling good about moving forward again. I feel good about taking that year for myself so that I could regain my footing once more. Grief is emotionally unsettling.
The interest of these two facilities, Hasbro Children’s Group and NeuroRestorative have inspired me to move forward with developing Shibui for similar facilities, art therapists, and others who might use it as an art form or art therapy tool. This means others can learn about it through my instruction, be certified, and then use it as an original art form, modifying it once they understand the foundation. The goal is to help the world at large through Shibui. Shibui Found Image Art can be a revenue stream for me and for other people. I am interested in creating jobs for people who can not do regular jobs but could work out of their homes, doing what I do. I encourage them to specifically learn the business end of art to be successful. Shibui as any art can be used to create products that can be sold.
My goals at this time: To write the instructional manual so it can help the people who use it. Those who plan to instruct, or through personal use. The manual will be about building the foundation and about Shibui’s creative, problem-solving process. Once this is done I will announce where it can be purchased. Once the manual is done, I too can teach live because I will have a clear path forward as an instructor.
The equipment and materials to teach live are not overly expensive. A list of supplies and equipment is available. I will blog what is needed in another blog. I can be reached through the WordPress Website or my Anisette Studios website at https://www.anisettestudios.com/. You can join my newsletters through this site. The future plan is to be more vigilant with newsletters, and announcements through this website. This is where patrons find my original Shibui Found Image Art. Upcoming deals will be announced in the newsletters from Anisette Studios.
Love that ocean scape!