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.
July 27, 2017 § 4 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.
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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 »
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.
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.
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.
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 »
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.