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 I am thankful for being surrounded by the creative on this website.  Since 2008 you have inspired med to push myself outside of my comfort zone and my fears of failure.  Also provided a level of skill to obtain.

It is proven that art gives the same pleasure response in the brain (release of dopamine) as other pleasure sources such as falling in love, exercise and other stimulants that release dopamine and serotonin in the brain. And the effect is immediate. 

What is created touches other’s hearts and that is a huge impact.  It's very important to continue creating interest in that gift that's inside you and getting past the fear a failure and going into the unknown realm of creativity. Have a great day and keep creating an inspiring. Heather

  • Listening to: Depak Chopra
  • Reading: nothing
  • Watching: art
  • Eating: none
  • Drinking: coffee
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First, A creative exercise to open the mind up for creative thinking.  The link to the website where I found it is below.  It is not spam. 

"Get yourself a box and stand in it, just the way you are, the way you think now, the way you look at the world now. Let a few minutes pass. Then take a deep breath and step out of the box leaving all your restraints and constricting ideals behind. Open yourself to a whole new way of seeing, feeling, tasting and sensing the world. You're free, you are out of the box. You did it. Nothing is beyond your reach."

I'm always trying to learn more about art and recently since I started going back to college for project management, I have access to all the search engines and online curriculum available to students from the University of Phoenix.   I read a really interesting article on art concept classes verses skilled art classes.  One uses art as a way to communicate concept about ideas.  I already knew this about art, but I struggle with it!  I realized this last year when my friend wanted me to be on the pair committee and make sign because I was artistic.  It is one thing to be able to draw a still picture and another to use concepts and create a message using symbols, colors, words, picture, textures, clay and any other object.    The most valuable thing about this article was that people who usually didn't do well in art on the skillful side really enjoyed making art.  I also FINALLY helped me realize why art is on display that I don't think is skillful.  But it is. It's just a different kind.  I need to open my mind up more.  I am thankful for this article and for art appreciation.   I am going to work on communicating concepts through art.  I think it would really beef up my profile.  How shall I go about doing this?  I'm going to do a lot of reading about art.



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Heather Howell
Artist | Traditional Art
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arlyssray Featured By Owner 6 days ago   General Artist
A very happy birthday to you! :cake:
GitanoGrrl Featured By Owner 6 days ago   Traditional Artist
Happy Birthday to You!!!! I hope you have a wonderful birthday!Airborne Party Have your cake and eat it too Flowerpot 
HeatherHowellArt Featured By Owner 3 days ago   Traditional Artist
GrinningBulldog Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Gorgeous works
HeatherHowellArt Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2014   Traditional Artist
rougealizarine Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks for the fav. You have an amazing gallery :)
Scarlet-Wings-Kaili Featured By Owner May 25, 2014  Student
May this :llama: serve you well on your artistic journey! 
HeatherHowellArt Featured By Owner May 26, 2014   Traditional Artist
Thank you! :)
RubieRose Featured By Owner May 25, 2014  Student General Artist
Gee thanks so much for the favorite! I appreciate it.
HeatherHowellArt Featured By Owner May 26, 2014   Traditional Artist
You're welcome! :)
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