While I learn to navigate a new blog theme I wanted to tell you: There was snow at the snow park last evening, but today the rain washed it all away and look what I found.
Art and Creativity
Yesterday I spent most all day in my studio. In the afternoon I was inspired to play with the North and Middle Sister. There are a hundred things I would change in this painting, but not till next time
In my original post I spoke of Transient Hypo Frontality, which refers to the brain’s activity during Creativity. An old myth has us believing we are left or right brained. No! Brain wave action does not shift, predominantly, between the right and the left hemispheres. We need our whole brains at all times…even when being creative.
During creativity the frontal lobe (the executive, learning, attentive front part of the brain) “down shifts” and allows other parts of the brain to meander at a slower pace about the lower regions of the brain moving us to that timeless, creative, world that produces a sensation much like daydreaming. This is the state some pursue while meditating.
In doing this painting, one petal at a time, I shifted quietly between attentive and dreamy states of being. One significant moment I will not forget, it seemed I entered the nature of the flower and realized the full depth of creation itself. Art is the teacher.