My Journey Through Art and Networks of the Brain

Winter Mountains
Winter Mountains

I AM A BEGINNING BLOGGER.  WISH ME LUCK!  PLEASE NOTE THIS IS A REVISION OF MY FIRST ATTEMPT TO POST A BLOG.

MY NAME IS “SU,” No “e,” and I’m a life-time Oregonian living deep in the foothills of the Cascade Mountains.  

At last…at long last, the Oregon Cascades have gotten it’s first dump of snow. Four feet in the past four days. But now it rains, melting ice blocks and clearing roads.  Nature has offered the perfect metaphor to describe “Art,” “Creative Process,” and how it waits for the Artist’s frozen brain to melt and find “clearings” in which to create.

Blocks, frozen brain, clearing, and beginnings are descriptors of the topics I will discuss over time on this blog site.  Join me.

I am an artist, but that’s not where I began.  In my professional life I WAS a registered nurse, and for 35 years maintained a private practice in Biofeedback, Behavioral Medicine, and Neural Therapy – Brain Wave Training.  In my practice, I taught many patients to control and heal various diseases and/or disorders appropriate and responsive to biofeedback interventions.  Patients learned to control Blood Flow, Muscle Contraction/Relaxation, Heart Rate, Skin Response to name a few.  I often used Brain Wave Training methods to observe the brain at work and rest, while anxious or inattentive… and everything in between.  Neural Therapy led me through a long journey of inquiry, enthusiasm, befuddlement, and  fulfillment.

Now, as an artist, I go mad with excitement as I discover research and publications describing findings through Brain Mapping, fMRI, that uncovers what’s going on inside (and out) when creativity knocks on my/your brain, heart, or gut…and “Walla,”… 

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