Monday, May 26, 2014

Creative Mind

 Gap of Dunloe Sketch- Ireland

 Doodling for peace

New project work

I read recently the creative mind works in its own way and time. Especially in two areas most of us see as negative traits: procrastination and day dreaming.

I understand our world is now all about results, target numbers, goals... but day dreaming and procrastination can play an important role in our brain functioning.

Reading this article about how creative people do things differently was very enlightening and brought a whole new way of looking at traits I saw as negative. This article led me to research a little more about procrastination and the creative mind. The googling brought me to an article by Psychology Today that...well, states procrastination-helps-creative-thinking!!!

I am working on this exciting new project for our home and I can't wait to share with you guys. More to come :)

25 comments:

turquoisemoon said...

Oh my goodness...that top one is amazing!

Red Shoes said...

Beautiful work!!!!

You are most definitely on a journey!!!

Thank you for sharing it!!

~shoes~

Francie M said...

Procrastinating? Interesting. I find I do art the way I clean my house. In other words I don't start on one area and finish it. I start one place, then I start another and then another & eventually, maybe it all gets done. haha Can't wait to see your new house project, Ana!

jinxxxygirl said...

Loved that article. Thanks!! Love, love, love that flower!! Hugs! deb

Cloudia said...

Thanks for the good art, and good info!



Aloha

Kathy, PaperPumpkin said...

I love reading things like this, and learning. Your watercolors always amaze me. Wishin I could sip something cold and visit with you in the sun for a while today. Have a lovely day, Ana.

Plowing Through Life (Martha) said...

Day dreaming and procrastination... Story of my life...hahaha

Your artwork is beautiful! As always :)

Jeanie said...

Thanks for sharing both the article and these beautiful pieces of work. A journey indeed!

Sartassa said...

beautiful pieces of artwork indeed! thanks for sharing the link to that article, it was a very interesting read!

Optimistic Existentialist said...

I daydream several hours per day lol. I always have. I am not surprised to hear that you daydream too - especially as creative as you are!

Sketchbook Wandering said...

Thank you for visiting my blog...your thoughts about the introvert & art are very important to me too...I will read more...

AntiquityTravelers said...

What a beautiful painting - I really enjoyed our trip to Ireland this year, and you've really captured the weather there! ha!

Eden Clare said...

"Gap of Dunoe Sketch - Ireland"
Love this...sweet and wonderfully dear...it is! I have to check out this article...as I must admit I do both of those mentioned past times!

Can't wait to hear about this new project! Journal is traveling nicely! Exciting!

Oh, had a bit of trouble with my old blog, link, and account, so I have deleted it and have a brand new blog, and url address!

Happy Tuesday Wishes!

Daisy Jones said...

Best news I have had today!
that procrastination helps creative thinking....Loving your talent with a brush amazing!
bestest daisy j xx

Kyra Wilson said...

You mean I'm not just lazy? ;)

Ariel said...

Love your sketches and I'm off to read this article. I can very much relate to these 2 things-day dreaming and procrastination.
Have a wonderful week
sUSAN

Magic Love Crow said...

You are an amazing artist! Thanks for sharing this great information ;o) Hugs ;o)

Magic Love Crow said...

I just wanted to say, I love the article about the 22 things. I relate to them all! LOL! I think it's funny when they said, we love our creation and 12 hours later, hate it! LOL! I'm like that ;o)

Scarlet said...

Your work is flowing and full of life and energy. Love the new road you're on and I thank you for taking us along on your journey. Great article, btw. I shared it on FB it was so perfect!

Riot Kitty said...

I love the flower one the best! I'm sure Mr. RK would agree with the procrastination bit ;)

Terra said...

I like that top painting /sketch and will check back to hear about your new project.

Jess said...

Now that sounds like an article I must read! I really love your sketches, in this post and the last post. :) I'm looking forward to finding out what your new home project is!
Jess x

floating thru fields said...

So fun to see your sketches from vacation! That landscape looks just like the picture! Great articles thanks for sharing :)

Mila said...

If only I could paint a little too.. but nope..

Ophelia said...

Thanks for sharing the article! Can't wait to see what you have to share!!!