Motivation is defined as “The act or instance of motivating or providing with a reason to act in a certain way.”
The psychology of why we do, and what we do as individuals, as couples, and as groups became a fascination of mine at an early age. My interest goes as far back as when we watched movies in science classes about how the brain worked and how it told the body what it needed to do.
I developed my interest by researching things I learned about. One way I did this is I asked my parent to get me a subscription to Psychology Today, and I canvased other magazines for articles. I would watch what was on the t.v. This grew into what I wanted to do as a job. I reasoned that logic was involved so I developed an interest in logic, later I took classes in logic, Interpersonal communication, and psychology as a part of obtaining a Self Designed Major in Art Therapy. However, I did stop what were a few classes and a residency with an art therapist, so that I could deal with a life situation. Stopping with a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree, with concentrations in printmaking and drawing.
I decided I would continue researching these topics and develop my art. In 2011, I began developing an art form that can be used as an original art form, and as a therapeutic tool. I teach the foundation. The development of how and why Shibui Found Image works are the goal, and purpose of writing its manual. The research involves how the mind works to heal mentally, physically, emotionally, and spiritually as art therapy does. My question is can the creative process be finessed to work in better ways? Is it important to know what happens in the brain when we create? Can what I learn to make Shibui a better art form or earth therapy tool? How does art generate new pathways in the brain that heal? It all begins in the brain/mind and spreads into our bodies. It involves who we are as individuals. It is our experience, it is what we believe about who we are according to our experiences. It involves choice.
We are unique. We are interesting and so isn’t the world. We can change ourselves and the world as long as we understand ourselves. There is more to living life than we often think there is. A journey will begin with simply being curious enough to ask questions!