I recently had 2 major surgeries, the first in my life. The recovery time is much slower and more tedious than I expected. My major frustration is not being able to get back in the studio yet and make jewelry. So, to fill the hours, I've been reading.

A Lot.

I love to read, but really. Can we just go whack on some metal now?

 

I recently read this article published in the Scientific American about how the creative mind is indeed different than a "normal" mind (See link below). I love the fact that there is scientific evidence for my and many other artist's "eccentricities". I am lucky to live in a funky little town that not only tolerates eccentric lifestyles, it embraces them! Mix Pueblo Native Americans, Latinos, and a bunch of other folk from all over the world, and you get a rich mix. I'm actually relatively boring compared to lots of other "locals". I pay my bills and run a pretty tight business. But I also breathe a sigh of relief when I'm not chastised or ostracized for expressing unconventional thoughts. You should hear the conversation at some of our dinner parties! 

 

I hope those who take the time to follow the link and read the article will let me know what they think!

 

www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=the-unleashed-mind

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Comment by Gail Golden on April 21, 2011 at 9:36pm
Hilary--I have the entire article saved as text, when I posted this link I was unaware that the Scientific American would make the reader pay to see the entire article. Sorry! I've posted the text as a new blog.
Comment by Hilary Pfeifer on April 21, 2011 at 10:09am
This looks fascinating--I'd love to read the whole thing, but they aren't releasing the full article unless you are a subscriber or pay for a digital version.
Comment by Gail Golden on April 15, 2011 at 10:21pm
thanks Lorena. I am recovering but I am a rather impatient person, when it comes to being kept from things I want to do. I am brainstorming, however. Who knows what will happen next!
Comment by Lorena Angulo on April 15, 2011 at 6:18pm
Thank You for sharing this article Gail !! Great !! Hope your recovery goes fast and you can get back to your studio to keep creating gorgeous pieces.

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