Hope this finds you well — Inspiration is  a distraction


I enjoy Austin Keon’s stuff — one of the newsletters I have not unsubbed from.

Lifted type collages

The thing is I get inspired.  I’d love to do collage like that – I carry around a paste stick — and use it too!!


Inspiration is  a distraction.


Keep the focus!



Blog Journal


We’re in lockdown and I’m into a burst of work on the blog.  Addictive.  In one of the first posts I took all morning to sniff out art stuff:


I’ve just sent up two posts, one on van Gogh and another on Egon Schiele, they are related.  Without Van Gogh, no Scheile.

Books Philosophy Science

Leonardo’s Brain: Understanding Da Vinci’s Creative Genius — By Leonard Shlain

I like the look of this book.

Leonardo’s Brain: Understanding Da Vinci’s Creative Genius


Have looked inside on Amazon. I’ll get it one day. Have a few more on my plate right now.

It is an ebook on Google

Brain pickings has more its no 10 on the list.

Art Philosophy Photos Psyche Psychodrama Relationships Science

Small Graces: Mapping a Route of Beauty to the Heart of the World


Small Graces Mapping a Route of Beauty to the Heart of the World
by Jason Sugg
Submitted in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the degree of
Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology
Pacifica Graduate Institute
14 February 2012

Has a whole section on Participation Mystique and I-Thou.

Well researched.

Below is an enticing quote. The reason I’m attracted to this work is that I think that the very relationships we are discussing here, participatory, with the ego dropped, with heightened awareness of self and other, are also the relationships that are needed between therapist and client, and partners in a relationship. It’s not well grasped: they are vital to knowing each other. We can’t know others at this level of consciousness without participating in the relationship with full role reversal.

Art Blog Psyber

Why do I have two blogs?

When I finished my ThousandSketches project I wanted to continue making sketches and blogging them. I created In this moment… My art blog In addition to my sketches I added thoughts about art, and a lot of links to art I like and bits of info about artists.

But really it is all Psyberspace! I may as well put it all here. Maybe I could just use ifttt to create links here when I post something on In this moment…. I’ll try that.


Yes that works! The test post actually appears before this one.


185 Chairs – Christchurch


185 Chairs – Christchurch a set on Flickr.

I found this a moving Exhibit. In remembrance of people who died in the Christchurch earthquake – on the site where the Oxford Street Baptist Church used to be. I recall campaigning for the church not to be demolished to widen the street in the 80s!

There was a note suggesting to sit in a chair. I could not make that step of role reversal.

Art Psyber Tech

But is it art?


Paris by Night

Brassai –

Brassai (Gyula Halasz) Open Gutter From “Paris by Night” (1933)

Art Tech

iPad & art

Well the iPad does not meet my hopes.  Not sure even a 2nd gen would do that.  I think the philosophy might be flawed.  Sad! Or is there something eklse brewing here?

Art Tech


I am looking forward to the Apple Tablet. The main thing I’d want to be able to do is to use it instead of my Toshiba M200 for sketching. I did a Thousand Sketches 2006-7 on the Toshiba M200 which has a Wacom style pen only touch screen. Worked well for me. It is pressure sensitive, and highly responsive. So I hope the Tablet will have something like a pen or better.

A long iWishlist follows.