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Creative Aging Training 2015!

Thirty plus participants gathered from all over the world at the Creative Center at University Settlement Creative Aging Training 2015! Robin Glazer, the Director of the Creative Center at University Settlement and the powerhouse behind so much of what they do … Continue reading

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Arts in Healthcare, Part 2: Provo Rehabilitation and Nursing

Ken Crossley, of EngAGE Utah, an organization that facilitates arts-in-healthcare opportunities for seniors, invited me to come to Utah to do inkblot workshops at two different facilities. In the last blog post, I talked about the workshop we did at … Continue reading

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Arts in Healthcare, Part 1: Huntsman Cancer Institute

Last week, I had the pleasure of flying to beautiful Utah, to Salt Lake City. It was gorgeous there–the natives told me that if I was only there for the spring, I would really see something special–this was considered the … Continue reading

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Pareidolia

Thanks to artist-writer Tim Gaze for introducing me to the word “pareidolia.”               Pareidolia is the word for the impulse that we humans have for making sense of an abstract image (or other stimulus). … Continue reading

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Ink Blowing in a Sketchbook

  I had a bunch of ink that I inherited from my friend Frank and decided to play around with some of the colors–some so old I had never even seen them before. This is a large Moleskine sketchbook, landscape … Continue reading

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Justinus Kerner

Justinus Andreas Christian Kerner (1786-1862) was a German medical writer and poet. He made inkblots, drew into them, and wrote poems about what he saw. Hermann Rorschach would certainly have been aware of him, and his book of inkblots and … Continue reading

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Inkblot Workshop at The Creative Center’s Creative Aging Workshop 2013

This past Monday, I participated by teaching an inkblot workshop at another fantastic Creative Aging conference at The Creative Center at University Settlement. Studies show that when elders are having creative experiences, they are more engaged in their lives, use … Continue reading

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Creatures in the Sidewalk

This baby dragon was easy to see. I have walked over him a hundred times–a thousand times! But I never saw him before this week. Again, I took his picture, brought it home and printed it out onto Rives BFK, … Continue reading

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Face in the Slate

On a morning walk to Ft Tryon Park in upper Manhattan, the beautiful blue slate around Margaret Corbin Circle began to reveal its secrets! I took pictures, printed them out, and drew into them (lest anyone think I have started … Continue reading

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The Fantastic Inkblots of Bruce Conner

     Bruce Conner made some of the most fantastic inkblot drawings ever–tiny, perfect details, amazing control. I would love to know what paper he used, how he folded them, if he used ink and water or just ink. There are … Continue reading

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