Wear your anger, elegantly. Throw your anger, beautifully.
September 18, 2017 § 3 Comments
Hi folks. I received a request from David in Seattle for Emotionally}Vague Anger on a t-shirt. Due to the current political situation, I thought that a throw pillow might also be useful for many of you on BOTH SIDES.
Do you know anyone that needs some artistic anger management? Buy or gift a men’s or women’s tshirt or throw pillow on Redbubble here.
Disclosure: I receive 20% of the price. This will be put towards covering the hosting of emotionallyvague.com and lessening my own anger.
What is woo-woo “energy”? A conversational theory…
July 27, 2017 § 6 Comments
One evening I was having dinner with a research biologist. For some reason we arrived ar the topic of woo woo ‘energy’ and he was highly skeptical of the term, obviously. Wine in hand, I took up the challenge to explain it.
What has happened since I visited The Affective Science lab, Boston 2010
June 19, 2017 § Leave a comment
How a group of children’s book illustrators from the Philippines drew emotions in their bodies.
April 19, 2017 § Leave a comment
Tips from the Design & Emotion Conference, 2016
October 31, 2016 § Leave a comment
As an independent practitioner, going to a conference is a chance to connect with relevant ideas and inspiring people. Last month I attended the tenth international Design and Emotion conference in Amsterdam. My mission was to learn of developments in design and emotion, present a poster (with Dr. Suzanne Oosterwijk) and test a prototype web app. This post partly summarises three days of presentations and workshops, with tips on how to use these in your own work. « Read the rest of this entry »
What’s feeling got to do with Big Data?
September 26, 2016 § Leave a comment
My research interest in emotion stems from times when I was cut off from myself – “emotionally vague”. Without processing my feelings I could not connect the information signals between body and mind. I was often overloaded, drained and disconnected. Tai Chi and meditation helped to reduce anxiety and bring calm. Observing feeling-sensation informed the initial idea for the visual research. There’s an urgent need to weave understanding of feeling, time, place and feedback loops.
“So what do you do?”
September 21, 2016 § 3 Comments
It’s true isn’t it? When someone’s motivation is clear and bright, it shines out of them like the Starship Enterprise’s tractor beam.
Stepping into the ‘Real’ Work
September 12, 2016 § Leave a comment
Turbulent life changes bring reflection. I had to leave home (a beautiful rented house and friend-renters) by December 27th. Plans crystallised over the in-between days.
A vision coming to life
September 5, 2016 § 1 Comment
This Spring, I moved my home and studio from the city to countryside. The confidence to act quickly came in a surprising way. « Read the rest of this entry »
Telling the story …
August 26, 2016 § 2 Comments
Heroes like Seth Godin and Brené Brown advise to open up to vulnerability, connect and tell our stories.
Feeling a bit like a hedgehog upended, I wonder how I can start telling this story, my story? To open up my heart and dreams with you without a neat ending? What will happen? How will it feel if nothing happens?
So here goes… I’m going to share the news of the last 6 months. Work is bubbling. Check in for changes, struggles, moving on and knuckling down. Short and sweet about once a week.