WHAT IS FLOW? We are mesmerized by flow, both within us and outside of us. Flow is a “mental state in which a person performing an activity is fully immersed in a feeling of energized focus, full involvement, and enjoyment. Flow, creativity, and happiness are related.”* Flow heightens creativity in the moment and future moments. Being in the flow can train us to be more open, more innovative, more curious.
STALKING ARTIST SHELVES Who knew that stalking other artists’ bookshelves was a thing? I did. And do. And so does, the New York Times–or at least celebrity writers, actors, and others’ bookshelves (here and again here). My friend Jenny’s bookshelf was designed and made by her architect husband. The books are ordered by color. Note that there is room for art within and below the shelves. @TheArtistShelf on Instagram Book |
I was lucky to be part of Cambridge (UK) Sustainability Residency 2016 back when it was still active. CSRes is/was an artist-led project for artists working in the field of sustainability. The theme was Growth and Insulation. Using the analogy of the endangered species, I explored current challenges to sustaining Pashmina textile tradition, including growing political, economic, environmental and aesthetic pressures, the dilution and mis-marking of the Pashmina label, and the growth of fast fashion/imitation Pashmina