This is your brain on art

You know that feeling when you’re really charged up about your latest creation? No?! Creativity has two main stages — with vastly different types of brain waves . . . “inspiration” and “elaboration.” This article explains the background and the benefit of being really turned on by your work, then suggests ways to get there.

Conundrum (diptych), acrylic on linen by Yvonne Callaway


  1. It IS wonderful when you get to that elaboration stage, but not always easy to trigger it (say I who have been struggling all week with a painting). And great choice of image to illustrate the article.


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