Creative Corner

Right Brain vs Left Brain

One of my all time favorite writer’s is Julia Cameron author of  The Artist Way.

I have the companion book to this called the Artist Date Book. I’ve only ever skimmed the date book, but just having it nearby me is enough of a reminder that I need to take action.

artist way

 

The Artist’s Date Book – by Julia Cameron

With a blogging brain that’s a little empty, I decided my new approach would be to take a book that I had bought last summer at a garage sale called Landscape Meditations by Elizabeth Mowry and try paint a picture. Since we’re in a Polar Vortex right now, I choose a snowy field thinking I could best relate to this picture.

book copyThe original picture by Elizabeth Mowry

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My Picture

So hopefully I have activated my “Right” side enough to get a blog out today

 

Some right brain/left brain Google facts: but apparently this is all myth now a days according to About.com Psychology

“The Right Brain

According to the left-brain, right-brain dominance theory, the right side of the brain is best at expressive and creative tasks. Some of the abilities that are popularly associated with the right side of the brain include:

  • Recognizing faces
  • Expressing emotions
  • Music
  • Reading emotions
  • Color
  • Images
  • Intuition
  • Creativity

The Left Brain

The left-side of the brain is considered to be adept at tasks that involve logic, language and analytical thinking. The left-brain is often described as being better at:

  • Language
  • Logic
  • Critical thinking
  • Numbers
  • Reasoning

What to do with old sweaters – make Faux Boot Socks

Boot Topper Project

When my daughter came home from School this weekend I commented on her nice thick socks she was wearing from Roots. A recent Christmas gift.

The latest trend at school these days is to wear over priced rubber boots with an insert and then roll the tops over, or wear thick socks that appear above the boot line.

I just happen to have 2 sweaters that  I cut off the arms and neck portion to make pillows one day (when I had nothing better to do) and maybe embroider a nice little owl or something with floss. The sweaters, blue and red already had a nice trim around the bottom.

Luckily for me I only had to turn my sweater scraps into Faux Boot socks when my daughter complained that she only had one pair of nice socks to wear in her boots and couldn’t keep wearing the same pair  every day.  So looking to avoid chores today, this is what I did instead.

Blue & red Toppers

The sweater pieces sewn

Sock topper revealed

Putting on the toppers

boots

tah da!!

One Happy Kid