I feel “in my element” when I write or create Shibui or research. I think we all come into our elements. I love coming to realizations when there are pivotal moments, and I make discoveries. I love developing ideas. The more you develop your ideas the more questions you have. The more there is to discover.
I love the idea of offering up what I know and passing it on to others.
At some point, it will generate revenue. A lot will begin to happen once the instructional book is complete. I will have a tool I can refer to, and that my instructors and students can use. If the concept of Shibui Found Image Art is to have momentum, it will come after the book is published. This requires patience, and the goal is to do it very well, and clearly. It means to continue collecting information, researching, and developing ideas.
I need more Shibuiest to obtain some of this information. So, a second problem to solve. I need to breathe more life into Shibui Found Image Art Live group. This group of artists is my control group, and being a control group means it is a developmental group where we can learn what others do with their Shibui. The group is on Facebook and because of this, it is an international group of people. It is a private group so anyone interested in learning more about Shibui can join by contacting me.
I have what I need to teach live, and hold zoom meetings. The plan is to hold active meetings once the instructional book is complete.
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