“When you find no solution to a problem, it’s probably not a problem to be solved, but rather a truth to be accepted.” From curiano.com At the end of the day, only you really know if you’ve exhausted every possibility for solving a problem. It often requires a great deal of strength to answer that … Continue reading Friday’s Frequencies #6: Only every solution has a problem…
“If you are depressed you are living in the past. If you are anxious you are living in the future. If you are at peace you are living in the present.” By Lao Tzu Ok, this one keeps coming back to me over and over again. What do I do now? Well, for one, I … Continue reading Thursday’s Thoughts #6: How you feel shows when you are living
What I learned in school this week... In ceramics we have our first project; to create seven boxes using three basic techniques: pinch pot, slab-building, & coiling, or a combinations of any of them. We don't have a lot of time in class to do this. At least not if I use my usual methods … Continue reading Playing with Clay – The Seven Box Project
“I define power by having the confidence to make your own decisions and not be swayed by other people.” By Adele I really think that everyone has the power to make their own decisions, it’s the second part that may be more tricky for most people. Anyone can make a decision; Sticking to your decisions … Continue reading Wednesday’s Wisdoms #6: Confidence and Decisions
What I learned in school today... First, try to find and read Art & Fear David Bayles & Ted Orland, or watch a few reviews on youtube on the book. My teacher gave us a reading from the book and it was out of chapter 2. Looking through my notes, I took away from the … Continue reading Art & Fear – What to do about it in your classroom?
“Don’t prove yourself everywhere! Sometimes trying to prove that you are the best is an insult!” From funsubstance.com I’ve been debating this one in my head for a while now. I have come to the realization that I need to accept what this quote is absolutely not saying. It’s not saying it’s ok in … Continue reading Tuesday’s Triumphs #6: What’s to prove? Just do it!
What I learned from school today... Yesterday, I talked about my process and how it currently misaligns with my ability to be spontaneous. (see I'm Only Spontaneous when...) We had some homework to do from the drawing exercise I spoke of in the article. Punchy The first step was to draw the figure above; a … Continue reading The Collective Unconscious – I don’t know where I get it from anymore…
“Self-control is strength. Calmness is mastery. You have to get to a point where your mood doesn’t shift based on insignificant actions of someone else. Don’t allow others to control the direction of your life. Don’t allow your emotions to overpower your intelligence.” By Morgan Freeman (maybe) Wow, there’s so much being said here! First … Continue reading Monday’s Meanings #6: How to be strong
What I learned in class today... I have my own process! In my last drawing class, we were tasked with first collecting discarded cardboard boxes that seemed to have faces in them. The project was meant to demonstrate how, we as artists and humans, tend to have the habit of anthropomorphizing all that we see. … Continue reading I’m Only Spontaneous When I Have Time To Think About It First
“Do not judge by appearances; a rich heart may be under a poor coat.” Scottish Proverb DO NOT JUDGE. I believe this is the message here. We easily make judgements on appearances and are probably always loosing out on the potential richness that is under the surface. We do this, not only with other people … Continue reading Sunday’s Speculations #6: Hey, would ya look at that!