“Iron rusts from disuse; stagnant water loses its purity and in cold weather becomes frozen; even so does inaction sap the vigor of the mind.”- Leonardo da Vinci I haven't heard this quote before. By some strange coincidence I accidentally came across it only a few weeks ago, as I was thinking of writing a... Continue Reading →
“Your mind is a garden, your thoughts are the seeds…”
Over the last couple of months, I have fallen off the face of the earth. Again. At least off of the blogosphere anyway. It has been a crazy couple of months for me, to say the least. Work has been stressful and I was in the process of being interviewed for a new job. Not... Continue Reading →
Slowly but surely the brain is emerging
After a brief hiatus earlier this year, I am back at my art table. I am not sure what was going on with me over the past couple of months, but I just couldn’t bring myself to start a new project. I have been marinating a few ideas and deciding on the best technical approach.... Continue Reading →
“Muted Potential” – Part II
Juggling work, kids and NeuroBead, I often sit down to write a blog post in unusual places. This week for example, I am writing from my daughter’s gymnastics studio, where I get an hour of peace and quiet while she is in class. Just as I sat down and started looking through my notes about... Continue Reading →
Drumroll please – introducing “Muted Potential” (Part I)!
Finally. Introducing my first completed project of 2021 - “Muted Potential”! While initially I was surprised that it took less than 2 months to complete the beadwork, I then took my sweet time assembling it and taking pictures. Guilty. As you may have read in some of my earlier posts, the cellular pattern is based... Continue Reading →
I just want to feel this moment
“If you are depressed you are living in the past. If you are anxious you are living in the future. If you are at peace you are living in the present.”- Lao Tzu I recently heard this quote at it really resonated with me. Despite being a neuroscientist, I had a pretty hazy understanding of... Continue Reading →
Long term art projects or quick wins?
A few days ago I came across this tweet. How timely! https://twitter.com/IndigenousBeads/status/1324073763101618176?s=20 I have always been a single project artist. Only a few months ago I started noticing that a lot of people that I follow on Instagram work on multiple projects at once. I started thinking that although it may interrupt the sense of... Continue Reading →
Beaded coronal brain sections are on their way
For the past few weeks I have been really slacking off on the art side. I have been keeping up with posting on social media and my blog, but in reality I have not been doing as much beadwork as I should be. I finally forced myself to finish the 3rd brain slice and... Continue Reading →
How important is artist’s purity of technique?
Several weeks ago, my husband and I got a rare opportunity to spend the whole day together - just the two of us. With full time jobs (despite COVID-19) and the "second shift" of raising two kids, it really feels like a luxury. Ever since we met in graduate school 15 years ago, we have... Continue Reading →
How to create a beautiful bead-embroidered rose on canvas
While it can often take me quite a bit of time to come up with a new idea for my next big project, I cannot sit still in the meantime. My hands have to keep creating something. Otherwise, I get restless. Here is one of my "interim" projects that I created while getting ready to... Continue Reading →