White Bloom

This month my January 2015 calendar design was submitted to Smashing Magazine, fingers crossed, so it might be featured. I’m making a point this year to share my images with other bloggers and websites. If you know of any sites that take user contributed calendar designs, please let me know. There are more sizes this month then…

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Shipwreck Islands – Chaos and the Shadow

Reflect on the elements of chaos and the shadow in the environment and characters of The Tempest. – HMC 230 The Tempest, a play by Shakespeare can be interpreted as one man’s journey toward individuation. It’s a magical play where the family related main characters interact with the environment in a dream like island setting. After…

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Possessed? Quotes from Marie-Louise von Franz on Shadow and Evil in Fairy Tales

Discuss the association between the shadow, evil, and creative inspiration. – HMC 140 According to Marie-Louis von Franz, Jung said that everything in the unconscious is the shadow (Franz, 1995). Shadow is a mythical term for the unconscious. Our creative impulse or inspiration comes from the unconscious or shadow. The unconscious holds both good and…

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Applying for the AAUW Career Development Grant

AAUW advances equality for women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy, and research.  Career Development Grants provide assistance to women who, through additional higher education, technical training, or participation in professional development institutes, are making career changes, seeking to advance in current careers, or re-entering the workforce. Filling out the grant application really made me…

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C.G. Jung on Modern Art

Discuss the descent into the underworld motif and its relationship with the creative impulse. – Week 3 of the Expressive Power of Archetypes I remember vividly visiting the Bocca della Verità (the mouth of truth) in Rome when I was a teenager. I waited in a s short line and then stood in front of…

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This is the first object ever 3D printed in space

Originally posted on Gigaom:
In a historical milestone, the first 3D printer in space has produced the first object ever printed in space: a faceplate for the printer’s own extruder printhead. The Made in Space 3D printer reached the ISS on Sept. 22, but had to wait its turn behind other science experiments until it…

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How to inexpensively enlarge photos from small to big

Enlarging photos is a nice way to make custom art for your walls. I recently designed a show, titled Monsters, Angels, and Heroes, with large-scale prints featuring work from Youth Interactive artists to be hung at the Underground Hair Artists – a local business in Santa Barbara, California. Step 1: Measure your wall space You need to measure…

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The Self Archetype – a journey of Individuation

Archetypal energies influence the process of individuation in the psyche much like our biology influences our body as we develop. What I’ve learned from this weeks reading in my class, The Expressive Power of Archetypes, is that the unconscious is full of infinite potential. Imagining just one archetypal thought pattern, a container of opposites, is…

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