Using SciArt to battle stress and find hope

This blog post was originally published on Lifeology on 5/10/20. Art has at least seven different functions, according to Alain de Botton and John Armstrong’s “Art as Therapy”: 1) Remembering, 2) Hope, 3) Sorrow, 4) Rebalancing, 5) Self-Understanding, 6) Growth, and 7) Appreciation. Art helps us to remember the past, hope for something better and process our feelings. Last year, before hearing about... Continue Reading →

Evolution of 3-dimensional beadwork: Lessons learned – Part I

While reorganizing my website a couple months ago, I couldn’t help but notice how my techniques have evolved over the last three years. I started out by using the traditional French beading method that I taught myself in my teenage years. Morning Glory I would always plan elaborate handmade gifts for my family for birthdays... Continue Reading →

On letting go of control and importance of perspective…

SciArt Center Art Residency Program Week 14 - originally published on 12/21/18 Continuing in the theme of balancing the structured scientific method and free play (as Darcy writes about this week), I keep struggling with letting go.  I strive for scientific accuracy, yet sometimes you need to decide what to keep and what to leave... Continue Reading →

The Beholder’s Share

SciArt Center Art Residency Program Week 11 - originally published on 11/23/18 Over the past several months, I have been listening to a lot of art-related podcasts.   Currently, my favorite one is “Your Creative Push”.  In the process of listening to interviews of multiple artists, certain elements appear again and again.  These include: The necessity... Continue Reading →

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