Archive for August, 2008

August 21, 2008

The Week: Made by (Hu)Mans

Days of the Week - mixed media collages in process

Days of the Week - mixed media collages in process



My current art project is a mixed media series on the days of the week – putting together ideas and images of the gods and goddesses and planets that correlate to the days of the week.

I’ve been incubating this for a long time. I collected driftwood several years ago while camping on Hornby, but as happened once they got back to Vancouver didn’t seem to work. (These ones are on normal rectangular wood.)  I’d been reading a book on Alchemy and found there were metals associated with the days of the week as well, so wondered the beaches thinking about the day, the planet, the god, the metal and picking up driftwood that caught my eye. (That’s the kind of thing I do on Hornby. It’s considered normal.)

Among the books I read was one that pointed out that the week, unlike days, months and years, is not based on any celestial event – it’s man made. And not all cultures have had 7-day weeks. It’s all about the marketplace.

August 20, 2008

Personality Type Differences – not content with only 4 letters?

Many people have done the Myers-Briggs Personality questionnaire (even more have done free “knock off”s in books, magazines and the web.)  If you recall that once in a classroom or board room long ago someone gave you your 4letters, you are among those who have “done” it.

For over a decade, facilitating sessions like this for team building in organizations was a major part of my organizational consulting practice. Since then, I’ve had a full-time job for 8 years that’s kept me busy. Now I’m revisiting consulting and the MBTI in particular.

What was the expanded analysis report has become Step II – but the idea is the same. For each of the 4 polarities (extraversion-introversion; sensing-intuition; thinking-feeling; judging-perceiving) you get 5 “facets”. This can be particularly interesting for people who might have scored close to the mid-point overall, but may discover some strong preferences on some of the facets. I’m interested in helping partners and teams who are very similar on their 4 letters discover how to use the more detailed results to deepen their understanding of themselves and develop more creative, collaborative relationships with others.

Here’s what wikipedia says about Step II:

August 16, 2008

New Workshops – How to register

Creativity+Connection – Workshop brochure

You can register for my workshops at the Unitarian Church of Vancouver through 604-261-7204 or

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