This will be new for me. Rarely do I do decorative painting projects where I need to travel but this one is different. I’m traveling this week to paint two pieces of large furniture for an interior designer’s client at their vacation home. I’ll post an update, but for now, know I’ll be here this week….Can you guess where in the world this small town, USA might be?
Google and other companies acknowledge the power of giving the brain a mental rest to recharge during the day. I might just need it for the night. Here are some good pull quotes to express the importance of sleep — but some of us, like me — just do not get enough :
Most people, Dr. Ellenbogen says, think of the sleeping brain as similar to a computer that has “gone to sleep” — it does nothing productive. Wrong. Sleep enhances performance, learning and memory. Most unappreciated of all, sleep improves creative ability to generate aha! moments and to uncover novel connections among seemingly unrelated ideas.
Steven P. Jobs, the chief executive of Apple, once defined creativity as “just connecting things.” Sleep assists the brain in flagging unrelated ideas and memories, forging connections among them that increase the odds that a creative idea or insight will surface.