The pictures on the opening post aren't showing.
However, perhaps you are referring to just normal process sketching or 'doodling', ie your brain is sending signals to your hand, which is how people
sketch. Most people's doodles are patterns and shapes, sometimes elaborate.
As for 'automatic writing', I tried it once when I was researching Wicca and after reading many books on spiritualism and mediums. I wrote some things
but wasn't sure if it meant anything. Another time I was doing psi experiments with a world atlas and wrote co-ordinates for a place in Russia called
Arkhangelsk, I was then followed by the police and some Russians (I am in Southern England) and didn't do it after that. I was also asked if I was a
Russian spy, it was during the cold war.
I am ambidextrous, I mostly write with my left hand but can also write well with my right hand. Apparently I started writing with right hand as a
child though since around age 4 I have mostly written with my left hand, apart from when my left wrist was broken and in plaster a few years ago when
I wrote with my right.
I am also an artist with an honours degree in Fine Art, specialising in drawing though I also paint. During my degree automatic sketching was
something that I researched. I suggest anyone wanting to learn about this should read about Paul Klee' 'The thinking eye' and 'Taking a line for a
walk'. I made a photographic and drawing journey through Avebury series using a similar method.
Here are some sketches I just did for the sake of this thread. The first shows a sketch of a coffee cup sitting in front of me, firstly using my
right hand and then using my left hand with the writing underneath written in my right hand on the first sketch and my left hand in the second
The second image is a sketch I just did with my eyes closed using my right hand. The brain functions using both hemispheres and using alternate hands
doesn't alter the brains thinking, it is the same signal. The 'left and right brained' thing is a myth.
That said, a lot of my art is from my imagination, I just start to paint, some of my paintings from my imagination are landscapes and whilst I do not
consciously try to make them like a place I know, sometimes after I look at the painting and if I were to psychoanalyse it it is often relevant, it is
something I needed to deal with in my mind or something that is ingrained in my psychology. For example, I grew up spending a lot of time in woods,
having a familiarity to a particular tree at the top of a small hill and path, I was also hurt there as a child and this has often shown in my art. I
was advised to 'express myself and my inner emotions' for my degree, sometimes this isn't such a great idea, I would prefer to deal with any issues of
my past in another way otherwise it is like art therapy.
Sometimes minds are very literal and sketching etc brings out hidden emotions and fears etc. to view, like messages from the subconscious.
I painted these from imagination and are possibly subliminal messages from my subconscious.
Some educational writing about Paul Klee
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