Coffee at the right! It is a bright sunny day! Are we heading into March with fair weather? Wishful thinking! I’ll be practical and take one day at a time.
I am back to myself, and Alexander. I will begin pulling the writing of the Shibui Manual together this week. The writer coaching me has given me an outline to guide me.
I woke up last night with an idea on how to write the section on the mind and creativity, came out entered it.
Finding info about the mind and creativity for my purposes has been a challenge. So far what I find is that there are few if any studies about how the mind works during creativity. Therefore there are no concrete references.
My goal has been to find supportive neuroscience or psychology that supports the mind/brain connection to creativity. I wanted to learn more about the mechanics of how the brain generates and applies creative ideas during the creative process. However, it feels like finding a needle in a haystack to find specific data via neuroscience or psychology.
More to the point, I can’t let allow a lack of information to stop up writing the instructional manual. I can write about personal responses to the creative process and continue to research how the mind problem solves and uses its stored information later. I had hoped Arne Dietrich’s book How Creativity Happens In The Brain would help. But it’s a difficult read thus far. This part of things will become secondary at this point.
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