What Am I Working On Now – April 2020

Time Talks

A series of online Time Talks – open lectures and discussions by the researchers and practitioners on various aspects of the concept of time in psychology. Run by Time Perspective Network, Denmark and Creative Time Studio. All the upcoming zoominars are listed on the Facebook page and website. All are recorded and further available on the youtube channel.

Teaching

Psychology of Time – at DIS: Study Abroad in Scandinavia, Copenhagen, Denmark.

Psychology of Endings– at DIS: Study Abroad in Scandinavia, Copenhagen, Denmark.

Learning

Logotherapy and existential-analytical psychotherapy with at The Viennese School of Existential Analysis, London, UK.

Hindustani Classical Music and how to play on Bansuri flute.

Researching

Linking the time awareness, future thinking and sustainability across disciplines: Futurization of thinking and behavior. Time Perspective Network, Copenhagen, Denmark.

Planning a study to address different observations made during the COVID-19 pandemic and reactions to it.

Cleaning up

Creative Time Studio is undergoing a spring clean-up, both in terms of revising various objects that collected there, but also revising the projects and courses it offers. I have a few ideas I’m developing at the moment and I am also opening up for individual consultations. More info to follow soon.

The 100 days project

This time around I have decided to join the #the100dayproject with short sound clips from my flute practices. You can follow my progress on Instagram – I post a minute clip daily in my story.

Where is My Time? – course starting on March 7th, 2020

Let’s Carpe that Diem, dear creative time explorers!

I’m happy to announce that the course “Where is My Time?” is ready for you to sign up! Join the kick-off meeting on March 7th and then the following 3 meetings will take place on March 14th, March 21st and March 28th.

Early bird tickets are available 🙂

It’s a 3 weeks long course with 4 weekly meetings.

By taking this course you will become more aware of:

  • How you look at your own past, present and future;
  • How does this personal view on time impacts the actions you take in daily life and how you interact with your surroundings;
  • How do these different temporal frames impact your personal well-being and how you can improve it;
  • How can you strengthen the positive aspects of your temporal profile and
  • How to create more balance in your temporal profile, that will improve not only your personal well-being, but also will be beneficial for others around you across various daily-life situations.

This course will also help you:

  • to become the author of your life’s narrative
  • to build up resilience and overcome the anxiety connected with choosing the future
  • to figure out what is meaningful for you

What we will do during the course:

  • explore your personal temporal profile using different complimentary methods
  • you will get to spend some time interviewing and observing your temporal opposite
  • you will create a personalized program on how to enhance your temporal profile and get closer to the balanced one
  • you will plant some seeds for new skills to grow

The course is based on my extensive research in the field of psychology of time and time perspective. The program provided in the course is evidence based, it has been piloted, further developed and crafted from 2016. 

Read more about the course here.

Where is My Time workshop for Karriere Coach, Aarhus |April 2018

Another super exciting adventure during the Danish Research Festival was to be invited to Aarhus. I was invited there with my “Where is My Time” workshop by the Karriere Coach, a consulting company that works with helping people to figure out possible career and competence developments.

It was a nice workshop for both the coaches and participants of their various development programs.

We had very nice discussions after the workshop both with the coaches, diving more deeply into the theories behind the workshop: the time perspective approach and some contradictions within positive psychology.

If you’re interested to run this workshop at your workplace or interested to take the full course – feel free to get in touch!

Another participant has also took me a bit around Aarhus to see some hidden treasures of the city. It was a great experience overall!

Exploring the Dialogue between Chillida and Heidegger

During the Creative Rendezvous workshop on March 18th, 2018, where we were discovering the abstract and monumental works of the Basque sculptor Eduardo Chillida, we were also looking into his dialogue with Martin Heidegger.

We tried to practically feel and experience how is it to be a sculptor and a sculpture. We looked into how sculpture teaches us what it means to be in world, when “the limit marks the beginning of the thing, not its end. Things begin at their limits for it is here that they enter into relationships with the rest of the world.”

We talked about how emptiness is no nothingness, but rather it is capable of accepting content. And how we attribute meaning to spaces and they become places and how chronotope plays a role in this process.

We also talked about the difference between perception and experience, how the first one is rooted in present and goes into the future and the other one is in the present, but rooted in the past.

Sending my greetings to all the participants, who also were sculptors and agreeable clay during this workshop! Looking forward to seeing you next time!

During the next Sundays you’re more than welcome to join the Creative Rendezvous about Sonia Delaunaycollaging and tribal art.

Looking forward to share my passion with you!

Creative Rendezvous: Discovering Eduardo Chillida | March 18, 2018

On March 11th I’ve started the Creative Rendezvous series. The first event was dedicated to the links between the inner necessity, impressions that music evokes in us and visualizations of those in line with the Wassily Kandinsky Synthesis of Arts.

This upcoming Sunday, March 18th we will dive into exciting and mesmerizing world of Eduardo Chillida, a Spanish Basque sculptor notable for his monumental abstract works.

Chillida (1924 – 2002), known for his massive and abstract sculptures that concentrated around the human form, actually preferred to be called a “realist sculptor”. There is a lot of movement and tension in his work and we will look into his sketches and graphic work, that often became the prototypes of his sculptures. He was a great master of using both, the positive and negative space. We will do some exercises that tap into technique Chillida often used as a step towards making 3D sculptures.

We will talk about the dialogue Chillida was engaged with Heidegger, a prominent German philosopher, about Art and Space. What is the relationship between emptiness and space and how sculpture is ’embodiment of places’.

And of course, we will explore his works and way of thinking in a more practical way!

Looking forward to challenge your notion of space this Sunday! Join the fun! Find your ticket here.

During the next Sundays you’re more than welcome to join the Creative Rendezvous about Sonia Delaunay, collaging and tribal art.

Looking forward to share my passion with you!

 

Creative Rendezvous with Kandinsky on March 11, 2018

The Creative Spring of 2018 started out this past Sunday with the workshop on Wassily Kandinsky, where we talked about his very interesting performances: “Pictures from an Exhibition” and “Yellow Sound”. We talked briefly about his theoretical approach to arts and his Synthesis of Arts ideas.

It was a great pleasure to host the event in such a nice company! Here are some photos from the workshop and hope to see you this Sunday, March 18th, when we will be diving into the intriguing world of the Basque abstract sculptor, Eduardo Chillida. Grab your ticket here!

Creative Rendezvous workshops – Spring 2018

Happy to announce the new series of Creative Rendezvous workshops this spring. Will be looking forward to seeing you and being creative together!

Indulge your inner artist

These 2-3 hour workshops are designed to serve as a window into a different reality, a few hours just for yourself, away from usual stress, uncertainties, routines and give you an opportunity to zoom out, to do something different or something long forgotten, but enjoyable and invigorating.

We will experiment with color, create our own tribal patterns, explore positive and negative spaces, make collages, encode music in visual forms, etc. We will make art like Wassily Kandinsky, Eduardo Chillida and Sonia Delaunay among others.

I would like to offer you:

  • time to get together with your inner creative and a few other like minded people and do something fun and inspiring
  • time to discover some of your hidden talents, get in touch with your inner Kandinsky or maybe Hemingway..
  • time to get into the creative flow and extend the present moment
  • time to take a break, breathe, be with yourself and dissolve in your dreams and then continue with new energy and focus

Creative Rendezvous is the time for you!

It is the time to create and discover!

These workshops are a wild mix of art-history, making art, mindfulness techniques, theories and approaches of positive psychology, personality psychology and creativity development.

The next scheduled session you can see in the bottom of the page – in the Eventbrite schedule. Please register in good time – places are limited: maximum 10 participants.

All materials are provided. No previous knowledge in any of the techniques or mediums is needed.

Tea, coffee and snack is offered during the workshop.

Workshops will be held at our new creative space, at Rhizom Gallery at Bregnerødgade 10, Copenhagen, Denmark 2200

What I am Working On Now – July 2017

Most of July 2017 I am based in our Latvian countryside house nearby Kadaga / Adazi.

This month is dedicated to regaining my own balance, reconnecting with my own past, clearing out old books and papers, exploring my family roots and mental traveling through time…

There is a possibility to join me for Finding Creative Flow sessionscontact me for more information.

As a follow-up to the Time Perspective Network meeting in Potsdam, I’m collaborating with Marc Wittmann on a paper: Orientation to the present and future and its role in pro-environmental behaviour and sustainability.

I’m continuing to work on the #100daysofinnerart project, which I have decided to exhibit during the art festival in Tunisia later this August.

I’m taking more visual notes while on location for my Book of Memory: Riga Chapter project – follow along: #bookofmemoryrigachapter

I’m coming back to the idea of creating something out of my father’s music collection of over 4000 tapes and various other objects from the Soviet times – Blast from the Past. Contact me if you have any ideas or museums that might be interested in this!

Working on the second leg of the Indvielsen project – stay tuned to see the new portraits!

End of July – beginning of August, I’m traveling with my mom to her home town – Chelyabinsk, Russia – to spend some time with my aunts and cousins and their kids.

How do I manage all of the above and a few things that were left out? I love working with my version of the bullet journal and I also follow my own medicine regarding taking the creative breaks.

I am available for giving workshops on how to deal with culture shock and using creativity as a resource. I would be thrilled to develop a tailored talk / workshop regarding time, creativity and your field of interest.

Best ways to keep up with my progress and stay in touch with me:

  • subscribe to my newsletter with my recent discoveries and updates & invitations to my exhibitions / pop-up galleries openings, events I’m organizing / hosting, talks & workshops I’m giving, etc.
  • see my visual explorations on Instagram
  • follow my occasional banter on twitter , updates on facebook or browse my blog on Medium

Find out more about me on my about page

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Page was updated in July 2017.

What I am Working On Now – June 2017

Most of June 2017 I am based in the Stavrianna organic farm nearby Diakopto, Greece.

Here I am:
– hosting my new course Finding Creative Flow through Sketching and Writing – there are still a few spots left for the session starting on June 11 – contact me for more info
– sketching daily
– doing yoga every morning
– meditating
– going for bike rides around the area, location scouting for best points to see the sunrise or sunset, exploring the nearby villages and beaches
– enjoying the locally grown organic vegetables and fruits and other local delicacies

– struggling to make a sound on my Turkish flute

– getting better at working with aquarelles – I have decided to join the 100 days project with #100daysofinnerart – where I observe what catches my attention on a particular day and how exactly do I feel that day and transform that into abstract paintings. it is interesting to observe the results so far – the choice of color palette and the brush used changes every time.

– planning the new sessions of Creativity as a Resource course and Creative Rendezvous sessions back in Copenhagen to start in autumn – sign up for the mailing list to keep up with the news and not to miss special offers.

– working on the second leg of the Indvielsen project – stay tuned to see the new portraits!

Towards the end of June am invited to host a session “Individual differences in time perspective and sustainable behavior: Game and debate” during the mini symposium “Thinking the present and the future – Psychological insights on the role of subjective time.” at the Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies e.V., Potsdam, Germany, 22.6.2017.

How do I manage all of the above and a few things that were left out? I love working with my version of the bullet journal and I also follow my own medicine regarding taking the creative breaks.

I am available for giving workshops on how to deal with culture shock and using creativity as a resource. I would be thrilled to develop a tailored talk / workshop regarding time, creativity and your field of interest.

Best ways to keep up with my progress and stay in touch with me:

  • subscribe to my newsletter with my recent discoveries and updates & invitations to my exhibitions / pop-up galleries openings, events I’m organizing / hosting, talks & workshops I’m giving, etc.
  • see my visual explorations on Instagram
  • follow my occasional banter on twitter , updates on facebook or browse my blog on Medium

Find out more about me on my about page

Page inspired by Austin Kleon and nownownow community

Page was updated in June 2017.