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Old 01-12-2020, 06:35 AM
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What Happens in Your Brain ...

... When You Make Art

An article from NPR. I especially like the photo array of the tiny 'zine about halfway down.
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Old 01-12-2020, 09:37 AM
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Re: What Happens in Your Brain ...

Read Betty White's book, Drawing On The Right Side Of The Brain. I think her last name is White. She pretty well covers it, including what happens when you split the brain in half.
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Re: What Happens in Your Brain ...

The article briefly touched on the concept of flow, which I found useful when I read about it years ago. Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi's Flow is a book I'd recommend. I should read it again myself.
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Re: What Happens in Your Brain ...

Mine own thoughts about flow and art that I wrote a couple of years ago.
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Re: What Happens in Your Brain ...

Calmer and more relaxed? Not for me. Making art turned me into a nervous wreck, every time. Sure, there were certain times I was in the zone, during particular tasks. But I couldn't work for more than half an hour without taking a break. Maybe for you folks art is all about nice stuff. For me, she was La Belle Dame Sans Merci.
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Re: What Happens in Your Brain ...

yeah have read the right side of the brain however what she is teaching you ..you are being "taught" the "rules" of perspective etc...very damaging in fact if you are trying to break free from typical western perspective (which is all in fact a lie btw) One needs to apply oneself in a manner where one is trying to represent reality or the experience ie drawing a person for example trying to express an aspect of the character of the subject their personality etc finding or inventing a new way to communicate this artistically rather than just following "taught" rules..if that makes any sense..hope so

Read your blog about "the flow" Claude ...funny . It's so easy to get "the block" this world does not lend itself to being artistic it is a messed up place run by evil overlords with a skewed sense of perspective. One can not draw or paint anymore say a peacefull (or put across that feeling in a painting)scene of people walking in a park instead one is faced with painting a scene full of crazy people with an eratic sense of chaos in the air.Ie if it were a song and the art piece had a rhythm tempo and melody it would be dark jazz not some simple happy melody from the fifties !
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