Award-winning environmental writer Gaia Vince talks about the human impact on the planet — and what we must do to ensure our survival as a species.
Published by Pejj Nunes
I have been an artist for many years now. Since 2011 I have become a Shibui Fine Arts artist. Actually, it all began as splosh works, and in 2015 I found the word shibui in a May Sarton book, this fit the type of art I was creating, and Shibui Fine Art was born. I realized that it would make a create therapeutic tool. I thought, then I could teach others how to do this, and it could help a lot of people! It already fit the bill of being creative. When I started my degree program it was to have a Masters in Art Therapy. So it was not hard to make that leap. This and I have always wanted to make an impact on the world by helping others. I have always wanted to do this through my art, my love of the world and the people in it! I also believe there is a need for good interpersonal communication. Bad communication is at the root of lots of issues. Have not figured out how to marry Shibui and good interpersonal communication yet. LOL But I believe in this! My goals have been to get Shibui seen and make sales of my work. The next phase is where I am at now, teaching Shibui. By teaching it I can learn a lot of things! I can know what others can do with it, I can have examples of wonderful Shibui! What can I do with this info? Holding classes will help me define Shibui, and classes will help me know how it can help people. The results of what people can do, and what I have learned can then be published in an instructional book which can help buy kits for people who can not afford them. These individuals are of my target groups. They are people who use art therapy, people will serious illnesses that if they used Shibui as a creative and therapeutic tool it would help them too. It would take them away from the awareness of their illness so they could heal from it. it has been proven that in meditative mind sets, people can heal and art as such a meditative tool odes just that! I have been approached by a daughter of a women with Parkinson's, and she felt it would help her mother with her symptoms. The only way to learn what Shibui can do is teach it. These are my goals at this time. In a year I plan to apply for grants that will help me with this project.