Thought Row Blog — imagination

Entranced By Arts Bewitching

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Entranced By Arts Bewitching

Entranced By Arts Bewitching: Powerfully seductively attractive. Is art, or for that matter, all creativity alluring? Is it always in the eyes of the beholder? The makers of such works never truly understand the power they possess. Think about what resonates with you. Are you being visually seduced by its allure, drawn in to be taken on a journey? Art thrives on imagination. It starts with its creation, and it generally ends with the viewer. The images can find comfort or discomfort in our thoughts. Leaving us "entranced by arts bewitching." . It's nearly impossible to understand certain works of...

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What benefits does pessimism hold for a creative person?

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What benefits does pessimism hold for a creative person?

What benefits does pessimism hold for a creative person? : We all from time to time have  inclination to emphasize what we perceive to be the worst possible outcome. The most often recommended solution is to think positive, which generally lasts mere minutes and does not solve the pessimism for very long. When it comes to the creative process, pessimism is often looked upon as the proverbial double edged sword. Like good and evil, creativity is not so masterfully controlled by our thoughts. . Guess what? Negative thinking and thoughts can almost be entertaining. After all, our imaginations can literally create...

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The Images We See

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The Images We See

The Images We See: The eye is a camera that records all that's before us. It's the Viewmaster of our thinking vitality. The mind's eye processes moving pictures into still frames for further examination. All this seeing is cataloged in your brain. Billions of images are stored, but only a small percentage is actually retained in the conscious mind. Most are hidden from daily view in the subconscious, to be brought back into the reality of the conscious mind when needed. Those images require thinking and visual stimulation. Your mind needs reminders to pull up relevant and associated forgotten images....

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Art Speaks Through Your Eyes

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Art Speaks Through Your Eyes

Art Speaks Through Your Eyes: Art really does connect to your brain through what you see. Your ears can betray you. Verbal influences, packed with opinions and analysis can take your visual experience on a dogmatical ride. . Seeing for yourself: The art you view in silence provides the opportunity to connect on a genuine emotional and perhaps a philosophical level. When you first cast your eyes on a painting that you have never seen before, your demeanor and even your facial expressions reveal the initial chaotic thoughts brewing inside your mind. Then something magical happens. . Memories and analysis: Your mind...

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How I Learned to Take Risks

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How I Learned to Take Risks

How I Learned to Take Risks: The very word risk – sounds menacing! The unknown is more than capable of tormenting. Remember your first day of school? It usually starts out when you are a mere five years old. That day teaches you one thing for sure, fear of the unknown, and what it's like to be scared. Then slowly but surely, we learn to adjust to those fears and insecurities. The question is; no one really ever gets out of that mindset. . Just getting out of bed in the morning sets you up for a day of risks....

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