Monthly Archives: August 2010

It’s Never Too Late

As you get older, it is very tempting to excuse yourself for not doing things you wished you had done on the grounds that you are now too old to do it.  That might be true for activities that demand … Continue reading

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Maslow’s “Being Values” as Aesthetic Compass – A Thought Experiment

According to Wikipedia: “Abraham Harold Maslow (April 1, 1908 – June 8, 1970) was an American psychologist. He is noted for his conceptualization of a “hierarchy of human needs”, and is considered the founder of humanistic psychology. Beyond the routine … Continue reading

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How Different Cultures Map Colours to Emotions

I simply could not resist reposting this from the InformationIsBeautiful site: http://www.informationisbeautiful.net/visualizations/colours-in-cultures/ Amazing, isn’t it?  (follow the link to see the graphic in greater detail)

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Painting En Plein Air

This holiday, I decided to do some painting in the great outdoors.  Although I thought I was reasonably well prepared, I learned a few things. I had a nice hat, some drinking water, a comfortable, light-weight fold-away chair and sturdy … Continue reading

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Monetology

This time I decided to colour-pick from one of Claude Monet’s more famous water lilly paintings.  Here is the picture: This particular picture revealed some very interesting colour choices: First of all, while there are undoubtedly pastel colours in abundance, … Continue reading

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Celebrating Your Achievements

Something that I have tended to do is not stop and celebrate my achievements.  I’m prone to forgetting to stop and smell the roses.  For the longest time I took everything I did for granted.  I assumed that everybody could … Continue reading

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Enhancing Your Creativity

Everyone is creative, but sometimes you can give your creativity a boost.  Here are some things that work for me.  Maybe they will also work for you: Sleep – Nothing stunts my creativity more than fatigue or being overly-tired.  A … Continue reading

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