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Happy 300th Post J’iam! A look inside the creative process.

Today marks my 300th post! It seems as if I have reached the crest of the hill and from now onwards my path will be easier because I’ll be going downhill!

 

Yesterday I did a drawing with a woman with her mouth absolutely jam packed full of cigarettes! I am going to use that in a future article called, “The Perversity of Mankind.”

 

“Bing!!” I have just had the thought to put an inscription with it – “Doctor, never tell a smoker they are only allowed to smoke once a day!” In fact I’ll do that right now! There you are, you just saw an act of creation!

 

You see creation is a process. First I drew the picture on a piece of paper and then took a photograph of it. Then I cleaned it up in the computer to make it into a black and white picture only. Then I transferred to a colour format and proceeded to join up the lines so they contained the colour without spilling it out onto the whole canvas.

 

Next I coloured in the flesh tones, the hair, the lips and then coloured the cigarettes to make them look alight. Then I put highlights and dark tones into it and decided to decided to make the eyes look down instead of straight ahead. Lastly I added the smoke. Each step is saved as a separate picture so I can go back if I want to change something.

 

You see blogging is also a creative process for me. I have only once sat down without an idea for a blog and I wrote in the title box, “HMMMMM!” and went to the first line and the thoughts started flowing! Ten years ago I just couldn’t write, but God wants me to write now and so I am directed by Him – “His will, not my will!”

 

God will never ask you to do a job beyond your capacity. Just keep on improving yourself a little every day with a desire to succeed and you will!

 

Yesterday I purchased a 7B pencil as I have finally started to draw in pencil – black and white. It has taken me 60 years to reach this stage as I think and dream in colour pictures! Only by studying the masters have I started on this new path. So life continues till the moment we die. Do things to make your life better – a little each day.

 

That adds up to a lot of improvement over a years – 365 of them. And a huge improvement over 10 years 3,650 of them! And a massive amount over fifty years – 18,250! Do you think a person with 365, 3,650 or 18,250 improvements is still going to be on the same level as a man who does nothing to improve his life? Methinks not!

 

Life is either a do-it-to-yourself-project or a have-it-done-to-you-project! And guess who carries out the have-it-done-to-you part? Karma of course! Lol!

 

kindest regards,

May Love, Detachment, Health, Happiness, Peace, Success and Prosperity BE yours,

reverend master j’iam

 

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Accelerated Learning

I teach accelerated learning which, as the name implies, is a faster way of learning than normal. One of the things I teach is accelerated guitar playing, with an emphasis on playing.

 

So how does accelerated learning work? For a start it works mostly on the adult mind because it requires a level of thinking not found in children. Usually it involves how and why (the Suzuki method – for children and adults – contains only the how). So at the beginning the student is shown the how and explained why they are doing it. For example I’ll take learning the chord of E.

 Most teachers teach the chord of E with the first three fingers (from right to left) of the left hand.

 

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 Accelerated learning teaches the student E with the three fingers that go from right to left, thus 2,3, and 4 instead of 1,2,and 3.

 Why is that? Well the student starts on what is called open chords and after about six months changes to bar chords. To change to bar chords the chord E has to be relearned again and this is a difficult task for most students because they have trained themselves to perform E the old fashioned way.

 

As the new student doesn’t know any chords at all why not learn the bar chord way straight away? It is going to be equally difficult to either way so they may as well learn the bar chord way!

 

So why do guitar tutors teach the old fashioned E over and over and over? Because when the new student starts the fingers are naturally inclined to the open chord method, always starting with the “pointy” finger. Because Tutors find it easier to teach this way it is done!Know that the natural way is not always the best way for the student! Accelerated learning looks at the length of the students learning curve and starts with the end in mind.

 

Accelerated learning is setup to benefit the student whilst normal teaching is set up to suit the teacher. Take guitar tuition for example. I trained for a year under a guitar tutor and still could “play” the guitar. That is to say I could play in public. Many years later when i was reborn the first gift I asked for was the gift of music! And i was sent a 12 page A5 book by Pete and Peggy Seeger that contained only 5 pages of script – the other seven pages were songs!

 

And in those 5 pages they explained that the right hand, not the left one, [lays the guitar! The guitar is a rhythm instrument. Try playing a guitar with your left hand and you get only a very quiet, almost inaudible, sound. But play it with you right hand and it can be heard 200 feet away – just what is needed for performance! And, as i learned later, most people can’t distinguish between the notes, but they sure can tell when you miss a beat by stopping playing! I learned this on stage – first about the not stopping playing and later about them not being able to tell the difference between chords. I’ll explain. . .

 

I was invited to play in a band so i asked for a practice session, Okay we’ll pick you up on Tuesday. No one came. Okay we’ll pick you up on Thursday. Again no show. Saturday – no show!  Tuesday – no show! Thursday – no show! And at last they came around on the Friday night and picked me up! “Where are we going to practice?” i asked. “Oh. we’re not going to practice we have a gig in a pub!” they replied.

 

After setting up in the pub and tuning our instruments we started. The leader of the band said, “Just follow my chords and you’ll be fine!” and the then proceeded to turn towards the audience so I couldn’t see his hands and started to play. So I just lightly put my left finger on all the strings and proceeded to play rhythm. “Chug- chugga – chuga – lugga – chug -chug! Once in a while I’d recognize a chord by ear and play that but most of the night i was simply chugging along. At the end of the night they said to me, “You’re goof, here’s $50 your in the band!” Lol! Even the band members couldn’t tell i wasn’t actually playing notes!

 

Why is that? Because human beings are rhythm animals. We learn the rhythm in the womb by listening to our mothers heart beat. We learn notes/chords at a much later stage of life so the rhythm is the dominatot in human being. Watch small children at dances – even 18 month olds tap their feet to the music – and their timing is perfect!

 

Anyway after that I had a practice with them and became a valuable member of the band.

 

Now accelerated learning can be applied to any area of life. As adults we have less time to learn than children who spend most of their time at school. Also as adults we usually have to pay for new knowledge so we don’t want to learn at the rate of children – children only spend 1 hour of actually learning time in a school day! That is only a 20% efficiency rate! Accelerated learning learns at a much higher rate than that!

 

Amongst the other things I teach on an accelerated level is Art, Metaphysics, Spirituality, Peace and Wealth creation!  When I taught art at a polytech they asked me a question on finalisation of my course, “how do you manage to keep all your students?” Most art classes start with 20 people and end up with three! My answer was, “Well, I teach themwhat they want to know!

 

And that is what accelerated teaching is about – no mucking about – just teach the student what they want, nay NEED, to learn quickly and efficiently.

 

If you want to learn accelerated learning on any of these six subjects

 

ART                                  GUITAR

METAPHYSICS              SPIRITUALITY

PEACE CREATION        PROSPEIRY CREATION

 

just get in contact with me on one of the ways below,

 

kindest regards,

 

May Love, Detachment, Health, Happiness, Peace, Success and Prosperity BE yours,

 

reverend master j’iam

 

email: reverendjiam@gmail.com

phone/text: 0221 625 941 (New Zealand)

 

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Also             http://jiamwppn.wix.com/jiamwppn

 

blog: http://peacemakermaster.wordpress.com/

blog: https://reverendjiam.wordpress.com/

 

skype: jiamwppn             

 

A card synergy between living and dead artists

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This a card I made for my upcoming greeting card business. it is a synergy between three artist – myself, Tom Paton and Edwin Landseer. Mr Paton started out with the original kitten looking at it’s reflection in the mirror, which i then replaced with a lions head by Edwin Landseer. To finalise the picture I put a flame of the unlit candle in the windowsill. This bought the whole piece together spiritually (try blocking out the light with your thumb and watch it fall to pieces) creating an artistic synergy!

A part of my Beingness is to help dead artists find a living audience in this day, by updating, uplifting their works into the new age. I feel I have achieved that goal fully in this picture!

Now I will take a stroll into the country, find a nice cow and lean down between it’s back legs to get a big pat on the back! Lol!

another piece of art

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again done on corel draw. I’m afraid i haven’t the time or patience to do work like this anymore. I was studying a south american painter at the time and this is done in his style- the figure is very broadened and almost naive in format. Still holds together well

All my own work

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I did this many years ago using Corel draw 7 (which I still use today!) and have never tired of it. Which to me indicates a reasonable picture was created. As it is drawn manually, line by line and then joined and coloured it took a reasonable amount to time to complete. Of course I drew a cartoon up by hand as a basis for the picture. I love the splash of colour in the pillow.

Move towards the light

Move towards the light

Move towards the light of Love, Peace, Success and Prosperity (in that order) to find true happiness in life!