The very first post I ever did…

I am posting this again for three reasons;

1. It explains my peculiar brain rather well.

2. I am sick and tired of trying to manipulate my new followers into going back and reading all my old posts even though this whole blog works better if you start at the beginning.

3. Most of you are way too smart to fall for my manipulations.

So I am going to occasionally mix in old posts with the new posts. Sometimes I will tell you when I do it, and sometimes I won’t. Because there is some good stuff way back down there. And because I finally figured out a more subtle form of manipulation. HA!

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They say that people are either inclined towards the art or logic side of the brain…

I took a study skills class when I went back to take some college classes a few years ago. I thought that this would prove helpful, since I dropped out of high school in 1977. One of the things we did in this class was fill out a 200 page questionnaire that asked questions like; do you learn better listening to a live speaker or by reading the material? and; when cleaning a room, do you start in the middle, or at one edge, or just start picking things up? There were also many questions that were not so obviously oriented and much more random. Then, this survey, done by psychology majors, broke your life down into three sections involving work, play and life in general. There was a sliding bar graph for each section that would place you on the logic or art side of this scale, with ten points alloted to either side.

Now most people fall close to the middle on all three of the graph lines. People that are considered art side or logic side oriented would place with perhaps a 2 or 3 and a 4 or 5 on the appropriate side. Rarely you might get a 7 or 8. As far as I have been able to determine, I am the only person in the history of this test to get two 10s and a 9 on the art side. I am not just art-side-of-the-brain inclined, I am perversely incapable of accessing the logic side of the brain. All my life has been a struggle to come up with artistic solutions to logic problems. I do not do anything like normal people do. I am a freak of nature. But this does explain why I do not have my multiplication tables memorized. Or my own cell phone number. Oh well, nature gives with one hand and takes away with the other.

I am an artist. Not that I make any money off my art, because that would require access to the logic side of my brain, I guess. I have been writing and drawing since I was a kid. Every project I begin opens up new avenues of art which I feel compelled to explore, so I do not always finish my projects, although I did just complete a science fiction novel which I have high hopes for. So to make a long story not much longer, I paint, draw, make tikis, do Photoshop, write poetry, fiction, non-fiction, play the guitar and write songs, make military models, and so on and so on…

Is it fun to be me? No. Is it fun to watch me being me? Sometimes…

So I am going to rip my brain and my heart open and share whatever pours out with you. I will perpetually Hara Kiri my guts out for you to sift through to find what nuggets of gold you may amongst the offal.  You might want to put on some gloves…and possibly rain boots as well…

I love you all…

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25 Responses to The very first post I ever did…

  1. benzeknees says:

    Isn’t it just handy you are so art-oriented & your name is Art? Coinkidink? I think not!

  2. Ahhh…I remember it well!

  3. I wish I possessed half the genuine smarts and candid voice you had with your first post..

  4. 200 page questionnaire? Door!

  5. I love blogs, but the chronological order is sometimes so important. I’m so glad you reposted. Looks like you do have some logic in there, evidenced by your repost 😉

  6. Are you going to paint me a piece of art using that art brain of yours?? I love art…particularly abstract/Picasso…

  7. Never mind, your archives go all the way back to December 2011. Ignore me.

  8. Did you start blogging a year ago? I know you started following my blog a year ago right around now. I’m sorry i never read this then. 😦 This post is lovely.

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