Returning to Blogging After Taking Artist’s Way Writing Course

My_Art_pdf__1_page_I haven’t posted since last November. During that time I took “The Artist’s Way” writing course and some drawing lessons. Hopefully this will help me write better blogs. Also during this time I read “The Goldfinch” by Donna Tartt. There is a passage from the book that hints at the link between Art and the subconscious.


Connecting to the Subconscious


Connecting to the Subconscious

Dreams, Art and Music are linked to and connect directly with our subconscious mind. Jonathan Haidt in his two books “The Happiness Hypothesis” and “The Righteous Mind” compares the relationship between the conscious rational mind and the subconscious mind to an elephant and rider. In Zen Buddhism this concept is artfully presented in the “Oxherder Pictures”.

My Week So Far



This is my cooking shot for Wednesday morning. It was my second try at Tim Ferriss’ “Perfect Poached Eggs” l  Like Vince Lombardi says you got to learn the basics. They really were perfect (almost). Learning how to use WordPress to do this blog is a little like my cooking learning— wrong   wrong wrong right wrong wrong right etc.

Also, I re-started my “Journal” today after a 3 month writer’s block. I will use my journal which I keep in and edit with Curio, as a scrapbook for interesting things to organize and post here.

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The Beautiful Changes


One wading a Fall meadow finds on all sides   
The Queen Anne’s Lace lying like lilies
On water; it glides
So from the walker, it turns
Dry grass to a lake, as the slightest shade of you   
Valleys my mind in fabulous blue Lucernes.

The beautiful changes as a forest is changed   
By a chameleon’s tuning his skin to it;   
As a mantis, arranged
On a green leaf, grows
Into it, makes the leaf leafier, and proves   
Any greenness is deeper than anyone knows.

Your hands hold roses always in a way that says   
They are not only yours; the beautiful changes   
In such kind ways,   
Wishing ever to sunder
Things and things’ selves for a second finding, to lose   
For a moment all that it touches back to wonder.