Archives for December, 2015
"No matter what, I have a right to be in my studio doing this; it's good, it's good for my family, it's good for me." - Sculptor Janis Wunderlich
Artists are creative people regardless of their gender, of course, but women may face particular challenges, especially as mothers.
“When we’re sensitive to other people’s emotions and struggles, holidays bring extra challenges."
Carol Burbank, continues:
"Winter celebrations bring their own craziness, the joy/grief cycle of memory, reunions and rituals that touch everyone to the core.
“Just riding our own rollercoaster is enough! But when we are empathic, we sense everyone else’s wild ride, too!"
In his book “Literature and the Brain,” Professor Norman N. Holland details how we may respond so deeply in both creating and experiencing literature – novels, plays, poems, tv and movies – and the neuropsychology underlying our often intense engagement with stories and characters.
Holland comments on one primal story that so many of us enjoy:
Although acclaimed as an actor, Jamie Lee Curtis says she finds writing "way more" artistically satisfying for her than acting.
Her multiple children's books "address core childhood subjects and life lessons in a playful, accessible way," her bio notes.
One of those important subjects is adoption, which is the topic of "Tell Me Again About The Night I Was Born."