Now that we are 2 years into working remotely (for the most part anyway), we have become experts in Zoom, Teams, Google Meet, Slack, you name it... At the same time we got sick of demonstrating our (occasionally messy) apartments. In fact, I recently attended a webinar (on Zoom!) talking about remote meeting etiquette. Putting... Continue Reading →
Do you suffer from Impostor Syndrome? Maybe you shouldn’t.
A few years ago, I got myself into a bit of a pickle at work. I am a secret self-improvement book/webinar/lecture junkie. I live by books like "Getting Things Done" by David Allen, "168 Hours: You have more time than you think" by Laura Vanderkam, and Austin Kleon's series of books for artists. It is... Continue Reading →
Need a pick-me-up? How about a splash of color in your life?
“The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails.”-William Arthur Ward This quote was put up on a screen at our Chief Scientific Officer's retirement party back in 2017. While the party was very nice and well-intentioned on the surface, in reality it was a forced retirement.... Continue Reading →
Drumroll please – introducing “Wilting Mind”
“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 →
Thinking about sprucing up your place this summer? Maybe you should!
It looks like we are finally crawling out of our socially distanced hibernation. While each one of us has had a very personal experience with COVID-19, most stories sound familiar. And although they deserve to be both told and heard, we also need to some fresh conversation starters in our homes. Many people have taken... 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 →
Back at the art table
If you have been following my work for some time, you may have noticed that over the last several weeks I have mostly been poring over my older works and not really making anything new. I finished “Muted Potential” in early March, but I just couldn’t bring myself to start a new project. I have been marinating... 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 →
SciArt – who is it for?
Several weeks ago, I was listening to the Art Juice podcast and they had a great guest - Seth Godin. He was talking about his new book "The Practice", which is a collection of small snippets about how creating art is all about the process. I can totally relate! It is such a soothing and meditative activity... Continue Reading →