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About vbassoc

Donna Van Bogaert is a researcher and consultant in the field of cognitive styles, health communication, and organizational communication and behavior. Her business, Van Bogaert & Associates, Inc., specializes in cognitive-based coaching, management consulting, and leadership development. When the winds are blowing her way, she travels and talks about workplace potential and creative problem solving. In another life, Donna sings jazz. For a very long time, she fronted two 18-piece big bands —All That Jazz (Madison, WI) and The Gardenia Big Band (Rockford, IL). She currently resides in Cincinnati, Ohio where, in a third parallel universe, she leads a media branch of a national research institute. Mostly she has returned to painting, poetry, and plotting the next chapter of her life.

Y3 Art Resolutions: Mothering creativity

Art Resolutions is the third year of an evolving resolution to elevate every day by looking at art and creativity as a life’s philosophy. After a four month hiatus (which I will explain at a later date), Mother’s Day may … Continue reading

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Y3 Art Resolutions: #6 Geisha-The final act?

Art Resolutions is the third year of an evolving resolution to elevate every day by looking at art and creativity as a life’s philosophy. Tonight, Geisha is channeling Matisse. She is in full regalia–make up, parasol, technicolor kimono. Though I … Continue reading

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Y3 Art Resolutions #5: Geisha 2-v3

Art Resolutions is the third year of an evolving resolution to elevate every day by looking at art and creativity as a life’s philosophy. After yesterday’s close up, Geisha has decided that it is not enough. She wants full exposure … Continue reading

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#4 Geisha 2-v2 in color

Art Resolutions is the third year of an evolving resolution to elevate every day by looking at art and creativity as a life’s philosophy. Geisha got enthusiastically cropped the first time I imported her into the digital painting program. Face, … Continue reading

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Y3 Art Resolutions: #3-Geisha 2

Art Resolutions is the third year of an evolving resolution to elevate every day by looking at art and creativity as a life’s philosophy. Another session of intuitive drawing has clearly established that Japan is still firmly routed in my … Continue reading

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Y3 Art Resolutions: #2-A falling angel

Y3 Art Resolutions is the third year of an evolving resolution to elevate every day by looking at art and creativity as a life’s philosophy. Not long ago, I watched a program discussing how mental illness and other physical detours … Continue reading

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Y3 Art Resolutions: Of art and craft

Y3 Art Resolutions is the third year of an evolving resolution to elevate every day by looking at art and creativity as a life’s philosophy. At year’s end, even those who avoid it, ponder the meaning of life–if only for a … Continue reading

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