Starting the special characters as people

I’ve ordered the clay to start building these 31 special characters that will be human and not mermaid-well maybe some mixing will happen! I’ve added a seahorse in 6 already. I’m inspired by the many athletes and the beautiful expressions the body can make. Clay tools I’m not a novice but I’m just getting into…

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Selecting the right paint brush for your art

Below are images from my brush collection and you can see I have a clear preference for square and round paint brush styles. I’m also including some dream statements that include the words character (1) and style in this post. Paint brushes have personality or characteristics that change with use. Selection on a brush for…

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Growing Down

    Hillman’s book (1997), The Soul’s Code: In Search of Character and Calling, offers an innovative perspective on childhood that he refers to as the acorn theory. By using famous peoples lives as examples, he explains how a person’s calling and character makes itself present from the start. Like an acorn that contains the…

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Everyday Gems: Tips for Contemporary Artists

Famous author and teacher, Joseph Campbell, had a gift for making ancient stories come to life. This paper introduces Campbell and offers tips for contemporary artists by weaving together stories from real life and art history. The main focus is a universal story Campbell called the hero’s journey. Using examples, I illustrate the fundamental hero…

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Myth, Magic, and Mysticism in the Age of Information

Quotes Davis, Erik (2015-03-17). TechGnosis: Myth, Magic, and Mysticism in the Age of Information. North Atlantic Books. Kindle Edition. of all technologies, it is the technologies of information and communication that most mold and shape the source of all mystical glimmerings: the human self. information technology transcends its status as a thing, simply because it…

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The power of myth – quotes

Quotes from Campbell, J., & Moyers, B. (2011). The Power of Myth. Anchor. Myth in the modern world When the story is in your mind, then you see its relevance to something happening in your life. It gives you perspective on what’s happening to you. page 2 It is the imperfections of life that are lovable.…

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“Talking to Inanna” Faces of The Goddess in Art

My short film, titled Finding Inanna: the Goddess Emerging in Art, is an autobiographical journey in images spanning 16 years of personal artwork. Talking to Inanna has allowed me to embody and strengthen the psychological reality of the Goddess within my own mind. By using film as a new vehicle, she is able to continue…

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Learning about #Scholarly #Writing for final paper in #Myth at Pacifica

I’m working through the intro of my scholarly paper on myth for my 1st quarter at Pacifica. It needs to be 300 words and include: A hook. Why does someone what to read this paper? Something distinctive and unique. Ontology: The branch of metaphysics dealing with the nature of being. The reality starting point – the reality of…

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American Soul, Myth, Active Imagination, and Amplification to understand Political issues

I recently finished reading, American Soul: A Cultural Narrative. It was not easy to read but offered an important and unique way of looking at large scale traumatic events. The author, Ronald Schenk, states in the intro, “American soul is a book based on psychology, and as the psyche is in an indefinable concept in itself, it reflects…

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Is #America stuck in the forest #hunting #monsters?

Three new ideas came to light this week; reimagining a mythic narrative as a means for getting unstuck, using myth as a way to navigate between the known and the unknown, reinterpreting the words in a myth to discover parallel narratives. Recently I started thinking about Gilgamesh’s conquest over Humbaba. (See pervious post) There are multiple references…

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