According to research mentioned in the article below, highly creative people use two parts of the brain, one responsible for imagination and another for attention and memory, at the same time, Contrary to the popular belief that the right side of our brains control creativity, creative processes use the whole brain. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-3469138/The-creative-people-use-two-conflicting-areas-brain-time.html 'The imagination network allows people to con
The tree project still goes on. I just made this in Photoshop. I hope it will be interesting enough to do something out of during the week. But now I´m gonna go to bed soon. It´s always a good idea to sleep on it.
In an evolutionary sense, negative emotions like fear are designed to make us focus narrowly on a threat (e.g. is that moving thing a snake?). Positive emotions like feeling happy or upbeat are designed to make us want to explore, try new things, learn new information, and build relationships with other people. Positive emotions signal to us that the current environment is safe enough that we can do things to prepare for the future. When people are experiencing positive emoti
Emptiness is not just a sad phenomenon, it´s also an opportunity to get a free space, and allow it to be filled with something fresh, new, and interesting. Creativity is also about filling empty spaces, and to visualize things that isn´t really there. Yet.
I have often wondered why I`m constantly looking for new challenges and often choose the more uncomfortable thing instead of playing safe. This article gave me a clue. To keep being creative might require constantly stepping outside ones comfort zone and being able to stand uncertainty over time. http://www.accidentalcreative.com/growth/getting-out-of-your-comfort-zone/ It gives some key insights about how to practice being outside your personal comfort zone, such as: - Every
The suggestion that creative people tend to have leaky attention, caught my attention in this article, written by the Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter Amy Ellis Nutt, for The Washington Post. https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/speaking-of-science/wp/2015/03/04/cant-focus-maybe-youre-a-creative-genius/ Allis Nutt writes: Now scientists at Northwestern have announced they've found the first physiological evidence of a connection between creative thinking and sensory distraction
I found an oldie up at the attic a few weeks ago. I remember the feeling I had when I painted it and the same good feeling came back to me when I saw it after althea years. I was fond of patterns and camouflageing things back then, as well as now. Feels good to se a red thread in my work, and it´s quite clear to me that the past is making the future. That I am constantly learning and developing.
There is something incredibly magical about sunflowers. My favorite flower. I walked across a sunflower field with my daughter today and, not surprisingly, Van Gogh crossed my mind. I really get why he loved to paint them. They are a perfect object for expressionistic art.
Today I visited my friend Monica Blomqvist´s art exhibition opening at Maria Thorlund Gallery in Lund. Monica and I have had many workshops together along the years and I admire her courage to constantly experiment with new techniques and materials. see more at http://miqi.zenfolio.com