Art and Psyche

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Art and psyche

Started by Susy Sanders. Last reply by Laura Smith-Riva May 30, 2017. 3 Replies

I have been practicing a type of painting that I call emerging image. After making a chaotic background, I stare until I see forms and images. Then I begin to paint. The emerging process continues…Continue

9 Things That Happen When You Carry A Sketchbook With You Nonstop—by Priscilla Frank

Started by Bonnie Bright Feb 25, 2016. 0 Replies

Love this! I'm NOT an artist, and it really speaks to me...9 Things That Happen When You Carry A Sketchbook With You Nonstop—by Priscilla FrankDraw everywhere and all the time. An artist is a…Continue

Tags: creativity, sketching, art

Reconnecting with the Source of Artistic Expression

Started by Denita Benyshek. Last reply by Aleksandar Malecic Oct 26, 2015. 35 Replies

I work with clients who are professional artists, adolescent musicians who compete in international competitions, etc. Presenting problems sometimes include a lack of inspiration or crippling anxiety…Continue

Dream Art

Started by Laura Smith-Riva Oct 1, 2013. 0 Replies

I thought it would be fun to post dream inspired art images along with the narrative of the dream that inspired the image.…Continue

Tags: karla, van, vliet, dreams, smith

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Comment by Laura Smith-Riva on May 30, 2017 at 4:56pm

Wow...beautiful Susy! I love the painting.

Comment by Susy Sanders on May 30, 2017 at 4:42pm

This is the painting that I am currently working on.  It is likely 2/3's done.  It is a white raven with a cobra in his talons.  The cobra is also the night sky, filled with the stars of the milky way.  He is holding a pearl in his fangs.  The moon has a moon.  The night sky wraps around the sun.  The cobra has two tails that swirl into constellations.  Some of this is still comped out.  I don't know what happens next until it "feels" right.

Comment by Susy Sanders on May 30, 2017 at 4:40pm

Comment by Payam Ghassemlou Ph.D. on May 27, 2017 at 10:31pm

Comment by Payam Ghassemlou Ph.D. on May 27, 2017 at 10:30pm

Comment by Leslie Birleson on January 30, 2015 at 2:45pm

It's been awfully quiet in this part of the woods, I would like to post a possible suggestion for discussion.

Jungian Analysts and the danger of identification with the artist archetype.

        From the Red Book Readers addition, introduction page 63.

  The artist who produces such works educates the spirit of the age, and compensated the one sidedness of the present. In describing the geniuses of such symbolic works, Jung seemingly had his own activities in mind. while he refused to regard Liber Novus as “Art” his reflections on its composition were nevertheless a critical source of his subsequent conceptions and theories of art.

 The implicit question that this paper raised was whether psychology could now serve this function of educating the spirit of the age and compensating the one sidedness of the present. From this period onward, he came to conceive of the task of his psychology in precisely such a manner.

( That of an artist?)


Comment by Camilo Villanueva on August 8, 2013 at 7:26pm

Hello I´m artist from Argentina I want to show you my Transpersonal paintings, please when have time go to: Thank you. Sorry my bad English. Best. Camilo

Comment by Mr. Jeffery J. Rahn on May 2, 2013 at 4:33pm

not a bad little poem. In poem circles we'd call it a "keeper". I've written hundreds maybe thousands ( like Bly or Stafford I'd write one very morning sometimes) of poems. I'm so tried of reading psychobabble and Jungian crap ( there's the start of a poem) that it's refreshing to just hear (even better when read out-loud) some creative repartee.....Best Jeff

Comment by Silvia Behrend on May 2, 2013 at 2:55pm
It can be found on my website or as part of the blog on the main home page. i am so delighted that you loved the poem! Thank you
Comment by Kayleen Asbo on May 2, 2013 at 2:27pm

Oh Silvia,

I just love this poem! How do I find your blog?


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