Squaring Up The Square

When I studied electronics, I would listen to Bach’s Air on G String, written in 4/4 time on repeat. It was part of a memorizing technique I used to recall…

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Distribution in Composition

Here is a tool to make your abstracts more meaningful.Particularly in abstracts, the distribution of elements in the frame facilitates the viewer’s eye across the image. The eye is drawn…

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To Tidy or Not To Tidy?

Austin Kleon says, “When in Doubt, tidy up.” But what he has to say about tidying up is quite different from what Marie Kondo would teach. Austin says productivity does…

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Pay Attention to Lydia Knox
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Pay Attention to Lydia Knox

I want to tell you about Lydia Knox - an artist who is talented, resilient, and has put in the time and effort to become the person she is today.…

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Advice from the Bhagavad Gita
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Advice from the Bhagavad Gita

In the Bhagavad Gita, Arjuna, the warrior, stands at the forefront of a fearsome battle. He is riddled with fear and doubt. Luckily, his charioteer is the God Krishna, who teaches…

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What Gets In Your Way?
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What Gets In Your Way?

Art is the expression of a life lived. It holds the thoughts and actions of the artist. Whether the viewer sees it or not, art holds the artist's hidden truths.…

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The Golden Ratio

The Golden Ratio is a design ratio that structures the nature of form. It is a mathematical sequence that frequently appears in nature and is found in art and design.…

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Feeling Fatigued?

I read in one of those top 10 lists that are so successful at getting traffic to a page that a good way to deal with fatigue is to exercise! …

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Life of a Wave – Wabi Sabi

Wabi-Sabi speaks of the impermanence of things. It points to the natural world in the purest of forms. In his book 'Wabi-Sabi for Artists, Designers, Poets and Philosophers', Leonard Karen…

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The Value of Art

We assess art when we look at it. How does it make us feel? Are we familiar with it? Do we like it? Do we understand the artist’s point of…

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The Art of Walking

When building artistic skills, it is helpful to understand how to walk. In his book ‘Create,’ Marc Silber, photographer, author, and mountaineer, talks about teaching mountaineering. He says you don’t…

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The Wood Wide Web

Deep beneath the forest ground, trees are connected to their own underground interweb, made of symbiotic fungi called mycorrhiza. Trees can send messages back and forth from tree to tree…

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How Creativity Works in The Brain

Understanding how creativity works in the brain allows you to leverage your creative power. There are 4 types of scientifically identified brain activity that correspond to creativity. Deliberate and CognitiveDeliberate…

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