I really dislike not being regular in more ways than one. Without going into lengthy complaining and explaining, I will say it's good to be back after having internet issues.
So with the Christmas break I took time to do some knitting, crocheting, reading, and have started some commissioned paintings. I also have begun to discern the direction I am headed in my creative life journey.
I just finished reading, The Open Mind - Exploring the 6 Patterns of Natural Intelligence, by Dawna Markova, PH.D. This book was quite interesting, very informative in examining our conscious, subconscious and unconscious mind.
I discovered am mostly a VAK: Visually Smart, Auditorily Centered and Kinesthetically Sensitive. Easiest Way to Learn : See/Hear/Experience. Easiest Way to Express: Show/Say/Do.
I am also described as being a KAV: Kinesthetically Smart, Auditorily Centered, and Visually Sensitive. Easiest Way to Learn: Experience/Hear/See. Easiest Way to Express: Do/Say/Show.These learning patterns are very useful in being aware of how they enable understanding and perception of myself and others.
" Schools actually penalize kinesthetic learners and reward auditory and visual. Research verifies that beginning readers tend to be strongly kinesthetic. "
- Marie Carbo &
The other book I am about half way through is Jane Lind's, Joyce Wieland Artist on Fire. It's a riveting read, and have found out that Jane Lind writes about women artists. She is a wonderful writer and also is an artist/sculptor. It is always with great interest and pleasure, when I find out about woman artists. I am enjoying Jane Lind's book immensely, and enthusiastically look forward to reading her blog. I also look forward to continuing Artist On Fire. Joyce Wieland has always been one of my mentors.
" Joyce Wieland gave us dreams. Jane Lind has gathered the "stuff" of these dreams to weave a tapestry rich in the colour, texture, and creative strength of creative passion that was Joyce Wieland. "
- Mary Pratt