Flow~~~

In art, as in life, experiencing a state of flow can be very exciting and great motivation in moving toward one’s goals. 

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Flow, (c) 2011 Joni Beach.

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In Flow

 [click to view You-Tube video of Csikszentmihalyi on Creativity, Fulfillment, & Flow.]

~In Flow your activity matches your skill level–mismatches equal boredom if too easy or anxiety and frustration if too difficult.

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Lost in Time

~We lose an awareness of time…our focus and concentration is on the creative process and task at hand.

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Go With the Flow 

~It includes patience and an easy, gentle pace…but also the failures, frustrations, impatience, and rebellions! (Make Your Creative Dreams Real, by SARK)

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Optimal Experience

~ In the book Flow: The Psychology of Optimal ExperienceMihaly Csíkszentmihályi discusses that creativity and being in flow contributes to an optimal human experience.  When our activities are balanced between being a  challenge but within our skill level, we enjoy a state of concentration and a sense of well-being. I think of it as a chance to test myselfin a fun way!                                                

* Today in the studio I will be quilting a wall-hanging–When do you experience being in Flow?    

If you have the time, I’d love to hear your thinking!  (To Leave a Comment–click below…)                                                                               ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~  

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