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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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Inkblots at the Surrealist Drawing Show at The Morgan Library

    Drawing Surrealism is a wonderful show of works on paper at the Morgan Library, a must see, and closes on April 21st. From the text at the entrance to the show: “Set free from its traditional use in … 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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Inkblots at Anthropologie

Such a fantastic display of inkblots at Rockefeller Center!  Not sure how they are done–these pictures were taken  and sent to me. But I know that Warhol did inkblots on canvas and stretched them. But I have also seen inkblots … 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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Kurt Vonnegut

Isn’t this a nice quote by Kurt Vonnegut? I especially like “Practicing an art, no matter how well or badly, is a way to make your soul grow, for heaven’s sake.” So–make an inkblot–right now! And go down a magical … Continue reading

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Roundtable for Kids: Book review

Bob Walch reviews Inkblot for the Roundtable Reviews–books for kids, teens and tweens: “Margaret Peot not only illustrates how inkblots can be a source of artistic inspiration but also how they can take an individual’s creativity to new heights…This hands-on … Continue reading

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