Friday, 17 October 2014

Secrets of the creative mind - bubbles..

Not because I am struck by madness. I am not .
I find this article interesting because it puts some new perspective on some of the most brilliant
minds, that have lived on this planet.

Creativity is openness to the world...and open doors tend to let in visitors.

In the end of the article it is said like this:

"Of course, having too many ideas can be dangerous. One subject, a scientist who happens to be both a kite and a string, described to me “a willingness to take an enormous risk with your whole heart and soul and mind on something where you know the impact—if it worked—would be utterly transformative.” The if here is significant. Part of what comes with seeing connections no one else sees is that not all of these connections actually exist. “Everybody has crazy things they want to try,” that same subject told me. “Part of creativity is picking the little bubbles that come up to your conscious mind, and picking which one to let grow and which one to give access to more of your mind, and then have that translate into action.”

In A Beautiful Mind, her biography of the mathematician John Nash, Sylvia Nasar describes a visit Nash received from a fellow mathematician while institutionalized at McLean Hospital. “How could you, a mathematician, a man devoted to reason and logical truth,” the colleague asked, “believe that extraterrestrials are sending you messages? How could you believe that you are being recruited by aliens from outer space to save the world?” To which Nash replied: “Because the ideas I had about supernatural beings came to me the same way that my mathematical ideas did. So I took them seriously.”
Some people see things others cannot, and they are right, and we call them creative geniuses. Some people see things others cannot, and they are wrong, and we call them mentally ill. And some people, like John Nash, are both." 

Secrets of the Creative Brain by Nancy C. Andreasen

Tuesday, 14 October 2014

My heart is in the highlands.

My heart is in the highlands

Music has almost meant a lot to me. And I often listen while working with my art.

This piece of music has a "slowness" a dwelling in the moment.
 And the story of the heart that leaves on it´s own
chasing the wild deer of the highlands..It is almost dreamlike. A stunning description of the mental
capacity of human beings that goes far beyond the computerized age, that we live in. Shelter your soul..
It is worth it.

Wednesday, 8 October 2014

Hook art

One little hook from this summer...bound by me.
Thank you for the fish dear ocean...