Good Morning Sunshine! Yes! Lots of it! Marvelous after a Blizzard!

Instead of snow! My childhood reading rock is right there in the middle. It was a long granite slab that I laid on with a pillow, and read. I felt I was unseen. The roses and daylilies were wonderful, and there were old-fashioned Iris as well. Lilac trees. A huge area of Lilacs off to my left and two huge Yellow Transparent Apple trees over my head. Another 6 feet out with their branches they could have covered this too. They were very old trees then. I think they still stand. You can just see the moss.

I found another area to research, so looks like more reading. Coffee at the ready! A cozy sweater. I am good! I cleared the kitchen last night____Ya I am good!

The area of interest is the subconscious. Now to see how it works, and if it has anything to do with the creative process. From what little I know I am pretty sure it will turn out to have a link. With Shibui you work with the imagination, your painting with a base of wet medium, and using pastel pencils to create what the mind visualizes. It is up to me to prove this connection. I wagger that there is one as to creating art is certainly a thinking process, and the mind uses what it files away. There is the conscious mind, and then the subconscious mind, working below what is conscious. So what do we know about it? We know we can change up what we think about, and that has to impact creativity as well as how we live life. We just don’t think in terms of changing things up often enough. Instead, we rehash things until we finally get tired of them. A new life is right there!

“Sunday is Sunday! All Day long!” The older folk would say this. I would think, “Yes! And?” I think because it was said with what could be satisfaction in the tone of voice, or it could be said as “Oh! G It’s Sunday.” That inflection mattered. Either way, it marked a pivotal day. Tomorrow’s always coming. Monday has more tones of dread attached. Friday is quite a different feel! I have had the luxury mostly not to overthink what day it is unless I had an appointment. These days it feels like time goes too fast. But here is a thought, something I heard. The reason why time seems to go fast is that we are so very familiar with what we do. So what if we change what we do?

It seems this comes from some mode of thinking. A happy mode. Have a great day! Best wishes! Pejj

By Pejj Nunes

I live in Southern Maine. I am the owner of Anisette Studios. My website is https://www.anisettestudios.com/ Here you can view and purchase Shibui, sign up for my newsletters, blog, and read articles about Shibui Found Image Art. Patrons get great deals several times a year and special items at times. My site makes it easy to contact me. My primary art form is Shibui Found Image Art. Shibui begins with action art and stems from the imagination. It is like seeing something in the clouds or solving a puzzle. Its creative process has its own rules and requires what I call reverse engineering due to a lack of an understructure and purely out of the imagination. In addition to those who patron me, my target groups are those who use art therapy. I will soon be teaching live. Contact me if you would like to learn live. I use Zoom. I request that although my art, other images, and what I write is now published by me here on WordPress; I do ask you do not to use my artwork, poetry, or the information about Shibui Found Image Art without my permission. I am quite available to make such requests. I wish to share the following: The existentialist philosopher Simone de Beauvoir wrote a book called The Ethics of Ambiguity. In it, she lays out a guiding ethic in response to the philosophy of existentialism. It might be somewhat familiar to you already. She writes, “To will oneself free is also to will others free. This will is not an abstract formula. It points out to each person concrete action to be achieved.” Best wishes to all! Have good times and keep safe! Pejj

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