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Month: November 2015

Tis the Season

I am finding myself with seasonal bloat. My lists are too long, needs of the family are many and the holiday invites are dotting the calendar. I am running around but not to the studio. My mind is full of those “sugar plumy” things and ideas for painting are few and far between. Nothing is capturing my attention, let alone my imagination. Yes, I did get a card designed for Christmas but that was more painting for a specific purpose with constraints and boundaries.

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Fixed Mindset vs Growth Mindset

I was involved with an professional development workshop for Northern Minnesota educators this week. The topic of Fixed/Growth Mindset was introduced. As I listened I found my brain wandering off to how fixed mindset and growth mindset impact my work in the studio.  As I dug into this topic even more this week I realized a key point is if I want to expand a growth mindset within myself  focus needs to be on two things: what I value as a learner and beliefs I have towards learning.

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Traveling

“The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes.”   Marcel Proust

I spent the last two weeks traveling through Bavaria and extended days in Budapest and Prague. It was quite a trip.

This has been the first time that I have committed to using a sketchbook as I traveled. I made a personal commitment to record each day. We were traveling with another couple and we had a full schedule.

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