Stepping to the Right of the Left Hemisphere
This was one of the first practice videos I produced from some free software — Windows Live Movie Maker.
I’ve learned a lot since then although I’m still an amateur. Being a pro is not my goal. Hanging out in my right hemisphere and tapping into my creative juices, is.
The preparation (looking at images, searching for music, content) is stimulating and helps reduce stress.
I spend many hours each day doing research and advocacy work. I also address environmental, social justice and human/civil rights issues. It can get intense.
If I didn’t find effective tools to decompress, it could have a negative impact on my mental and physical health.
I enjoy painting (oils) and photography, too. For now, my brushes and paints are in storage, and my digital camera is no longer holding a charge (wah) — so I make videos.
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When you step to the right of your left hemisphere, what creative activities do you enjoy that help you decompress?
“Creativity itself doesn’t care at all about results – the only thing it craves is the process.”
~ Elisabeth Gilbert