Saturday, 27 January 2018

Explore Mind Mapping: Easy Diagrams Map Out Your Creative Ideas, Brainstorms! ·

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Thursday, 25 January 2018

Creating My Odyssey: Who,What, Why, is Polymath Chick? Doyou have one,...

Creating My Odyssey: Who,What, Why, is Polymath Chick?
Doyou have one,...
: Who, What, Why, is Polymath Chick? Do you have one, and only one interest in life? Are you not curious or adventurous? I may not ...

Creating My Odyssey: Arts on PrescriptionI am attaching a leaflet for...

Creating My Odyssey:
Arts on Prescription
I am attaching a leaflet for...
: Arts  on Prescription I am attaching a leaflet for   Arts on Prescription   free art workshops for people with anxiety or depressio...

Arts on Prescription

I am attaching a leaflet for Arts on Prescription free art workshops for people with anxiety or depression or any other mental health problems, as there are 7 places still available on the new series which will now start at the Norris Museum in St Ives from 1-3pm on Wednesdays 14th of February to 16th of May, and there are also places available on the rolling programme at the Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology in Cambridge from 1-3pm on Tuesdays and we have a waiting list for people interested in a series we hope to run in Peterborough too, if you would like to come along to try it out. Please spread the word in the hope it may be of benefit to some of the people you meet.

Arts on Prescription free daytime workshops are led by professional artists and supported by a qualified counsellor, taking place weekly in local venues.  A 'hands-on art workshop' is a good description of Arts on Prescription, it is important to convey that it is not art therapy, although participants find it therapeutic! Arts on Prescription was designed to help people with mild to moderate anxiety or depression, but we don’t ask for a diagnosis, we understand that participants may have different mental health problems. The counsellor is there in case anything comes up, which sometimes happens, but generally, the artist and counsellor co-facilitate the workshop by taking part in the creative activities alongside the participants. 

Beginners are very welcome, alongside people who have more experience of art. It is a mixed group where participants can try out different techniques, often working from drawings made of objects in museums to work on further with printmaking, painting and sculpture. 

Please do tell anyone you think may be interested in Arts on Prescription and I will contact them as soon as I can to offer places. 

With best wishes,


Jessa Leff
Arts on Prescription Project Manager, Arts and Minds
47-51 Norfolk Street, Cambridge CB1 2LD
Registered charity 1122845

Wednesday, 24 January 2018

Creating My Odyssey: WHATIS ART NOUVEAU?Recently, I wasapproached by ...

Creating My Odyssey:
Recently, I wasapproached by ...
: WHAT IS ART NOUVEAU? Recently, I was approached by Rebecca, of Artsy , who are working to build the most comprehensive art d...
Who, What, Why, is Polymath Chick?

Today's guest post is by Katelyn Yarnell, a renaissance soul, or a scanner, or a polymath. A person who has many disparate, eclectic interests, or a person of learning who loves to learn. Katelyn tells us the origins of the term 'polymath', and about her own life as one.

Do you have one, and only one interest in life? Are you not curious or adventurous? I may not be Jack of all trades, but I do love to dabble in various activities and knowledge quests.

Who is the Polymath Chick?  

My name is Katelyn. Just a twenty-two-year-old college student, pursuing a career in the medical field. Currently, I’m muddling my way into adulthood. It could be going a lot more gracefully, but I don’t think I’ve ever heard a “growing up” story that didn’t involve a few trips and stumbles along the way.

My hobbies include crocheting, painting, drawing, working out, going on adventures, reading, photography, and my favorite of all, learning. The list goes on and on, but I won’t put you through that. I’ll just show you. With my blog that I am working to build, I intend to share some of all of these interests I have. My blog is still just baby, but we all start somewhere right?

What is Polymath Chick?

Polymath Chick is where you will find a variety of different things, just as the name implies. For those of you who aren’t familiar with the term, no, a polymath isn’t someone who does math. Thank goodness for that! Because that’s definitely the opposite of me.

The word “polymath” originates in ancient Greece. It’s a term referring to “a person of wide-ranging knowledge or learning.”

I’m not saying that I’m some sort of multi-faceted expert in several different fields of study. That would be pretty awesome, but unfortunately that isn’t the case. I am just a girl who finds joy in learning about a wide variety of different subjects, as well as trying my hand new skills and experiences.  Needless to say, one of my favorite shows to watch on TV is Jeopardy. Not for the competitive aspect of it, but whether to test my own knowledge or gain some new factoids. Either way, each night of Jeopardy is a winning night for me. 

Why is Polymath Chick?

What prompted the birth of my website, you may still be wondering. Aside from the typical reason of “a creative outlet”, I wanted to dive into the wide-open field of knowledge that is the internet. Yea, I can Google any and all information I would ever want to know about. But, by having a main focus (my website) I have found purpose to be on the internet. By doing this I can share my knowledge and discoveries with others who also have a hunger to learn.
My other goals that come with my website include monetizing my blog. I have made some steps in that direction so far, but it is still a work in process. I still have much to learn about that aspect of blogging

Among my various goals that I have set for my blogging, becoming a better writer is in my top five.

I struggle with putting my thoughts into words on a daily basis, but since I began writing for my blog I’ve found that I’ve had a much easier time forming my thoughts into a clear, concise explanation. Whether it's aloud to another person, or I’m writing an email to someone.
Being that I am a nursing student, I feel that all of these qualities that I may be able to master through blogging would come in very handy in my life. College definitely isn’t cheap, so monetization of my blog would be a huge help in that department.

Having the ability to communicate clearly and accurately is a very important trait to have in the field of medicine. In any profession for that matter. It’s a good skill to have off the clock too, though. Relationships of any shape, color or size require good communication as a top priority. With blogging, I feel I will find myself to become a much more fluent, organized, and possibly even a less stressed individual. Not only that, I will also find happiness sharing all of my various interests, crafts, and adventures, with anyone who would be interested in following me on this adventure.

Social Media Information:
Instagram: @polymathchick

Author bio:
Katelyn is a lifestyle/medical blogger. She lives in south Florida with her boyfriend and family. She aspires to become a nurse. She is beginning her journey into the field of nursing as of January, 2018.

When she is not working on her blog, Katelyn can be found at the gym, the craft store, or snuggled up at home working on a craft or two. She loves to crochet as well as work on home improvement projects around the house. Cooking is also a new found hobby of hers.

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Recently, I was approached by Rebecca, of Artsy, who are working to build the most comprehensive art database in the world and make it accessible to anyone with an internet connection. She wants to offer Artsy as an additional resource for me and my visitors. She's reaching out to website and blog owners like me to ask for our help in spreading the word. One of the foremost ways they reach new audiences is through articles such as the following, about Art Nouveau, which you can find here: What Is Art Nouveau? The article traces the entire history of the movement and features artists like Gustav Klimt, Alphonse Mucha, and Louis Comfort Tiffany. Art Nouveau happens to be one of my favourite styles, hence my link, but this is just an idea of what Artsy will provide. I fully recommend art lovers of any kind to take a look.

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