Issue #9 – Heart, Head and Hands

Issue #9 – Heart, Head and Hands

ISSUE #9:
This issue is a showcase of MUSE Categories, that illustrate my favorite ways to think and create.


CONTENTS:
INTJ-A
How to Riff When Cooking
Portraits
Parterre de Temps
Design Charette
Learning Styles


NEWS AND NOTES:
Since the last issue of MUSE I read my story Bad Neighbor on “The Easy Chair” podcast with Laura Hurwitz, in two parts: episodes 147 and 148. Tune in for a lively read and discussion!
The Easy Chair podcast with Laura Hurwitz


CREDITS:
Graphic Design: diagrams in How to Riff When Cooking, and Learning Styles were designed by Megan Dignan, to see more of Megan’s work visit her portfolio at Behance.

Cover: Feel/Think/Do, digital collage by Bruce Wujcik.

Portraits by Deborah Zervas; charcoal on paper.

Collages for Parterre de Temp by Deborah Zervas.

Other post photos by Bruce Wujcik.

INTJ-A

INTJ-A

The Architect

INTJ-A is the Myers-Briggs (MBTI™) personality classification that comes up consistently for me, as a result of online questionnaires. The Introvert/INtuitive/Thinking/Judgement – Assertive classification resonates the most with my self understanding and identification, but I find myself in the Prospecting characteristic of INTP too. Here is a description from 16 Personalities of The Architect.

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How to Riff When Cooking

How to Riff When Cooking

I like to cook. I have favorite recipes that we make again and again. But I also like to make up new ones, especially when I discover other cuisines. Here’s how I mix and match.

  • Pick two or three countries.
  • Identify ingredients their cuisines share, and also ingredients that appear only in each.

Looking at India, Spain, and Mexico you might get this:

For a new dish,

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Portraits

Portraits

To The Strangers I Have Drawn On A Train

Perhaps you will find my portraiture an encroachment, a violation of privacy, and perhaps you even think it unflattering in its realism. To the first I say yes, because portrayal of any sort is an intimate act, and drawing the most so: my best teacher once told me, “ Drawing is touching.” So in no small way I have touched you,

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Parterre de Temps

Parterre de Temps

This proposal is for a staging of Kurt Jooss’ 1932 dramatic dance The Green Table, as a partitioning not of the surface of the Earth, but rather of space through time. This is a modern interpretation of the 17th century French parterre, incorporating time as an element, and reinventing parterre as a dynamic rather than static form. Elements still inscribe elaborate patterns, meant to be viewed from above as well as straight on, but they are no longer discrete,

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Learning Styles

Learning Styles

I was never comfortable in school, though I was a good student and loved learning.

Here are the characteristics of four primary thinking styles, charted by Kathleen A. Butler, Ph.D. The determinants are 1) concrete (real) or abstract (virtual) and 2) random (network) or sequential (linear) These traits combine for four different styles:
Concrete Random, Concrete Sequential,

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