perception is reality

The mind is a ‘meaning’ creating machine. Because we are inherent story-tellers, we constantly pull things together to make a story. The brain is great at seeing patterns and making connections. It wants to make sense of what’s out there. It constructs reality by connecting sight, sound, smell or taste – any of those combinations….

lemonade

I just got a new app! In the App Store, it’s described as a ‘note-taking’, ‘collaborative’ space. But a few artists on social media have been using it to create beautiful stories, taking the viewer on surreal voyages into other worlds. In a few hours with the help of YouTube, I figured out how to…

shower woes away

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tatami view

Ozu, Yasujiro, the Japanese film director, started his career in the 1920s. Let me guess! You’re imagining a black + white movie and you’re already losing interest, right? Okay — this post isn’t about animé or a bright Tokyo-esque story. But if you read on, I’ll tell you about this man and perhaps you might…

process

Some time ago, I decided to paint the shower-curtains for two bathrooms in my house. I did a blog post (decisions, decisions) asking for readers’ votes on which designs they preferred. This design was the one most people liked. For this project, I used two kinds of paint: acrylic and flashe. Flashe paint is new…

decisions, decisions

A few months ago, I moved into a new house.  The house is cool and airy, with a good vibe.  It has three bathrooms. Two are not really used, though.  One has really great light – with a north facing window.  The other has NO natural light coming in – no windows.  Both are white…

one-word…one-line…one-page

Ever heard of a one-word story, I ask.No. What is it?It’s the kinda story you take turns building –  word-by-word.Oh! That sounds interesting.  Let’s try. So, we do.  But soon, the story rolls down a steep hill, bouncing and careening until it hits a protruding rock, flies up in the air and sails off the…