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art & notes from the studio of melissa carmon myers
I am so amazed and humbled by the beauty, talent, and goodness of these people. …and a good time was had by all <3 #artists_and_writers_workshop #retreat

I am so amazed and humbled by the beauty, talent, and goodness of these people. …and a good time was had by all <3 #artists_and_writers_workshop #retreat

A lovely thing happened. 
#retreat #artists_and_writers_workshop

A lovely thing happened.
#retreat #artists_and_writers_workshop

Oh wild onions. In your constellation of flowers

Oh wild onions. In your constellation of flowers

Wild onions #summer #sketchbook #drawing

Wild onions #summer #sketchbook #drawing

This is a map of the homelands of the four temperaments (four main types of personalities), inspired by the work of David Kiersey, who linked up the historical theories of four major temperaments of personality with Myers-Briggs preferences.  

The land of the two “Intuitive” (meaning abstract thinking) types lie to to the north— these are the lands of the Intuitive Feelers (NFs) and Intuitive Thinkers (NTs).  ”Intuitives” are also represented by the letter N in the Myers-Briggs.  

The homelands of the two “Sensor” types (who take information in concretely, and are more rooted in the world of the 5 senses) are in the South.  In the Myers-Briggs, these types— Sensing Perceivers (SPs) and Sensing Judgers (SJs), share the letter “S” in common. 

On the map, a mountain range separates the two regions, (since Intuitives have their “heads in the clouds”) ;) and in order to get from North to South you have to go through “Practicality Pass.”

In the center of the map— where the four lands meet— lies Mount Truth.  The colors of all four lands are reflected in its snows, since no one country perfectly represents or encompasses it.  

From the heart of Mount Truth flows Genius Geyser, the birthplace of the four rivers— one for each temperament:  The River of Dreams-(Intuitive Feelers-NF), The River of Knowledge (Intuitive Thinkers— NT), the River of Gladness (Sensing Perceivers- SP), and the River of Realism (for the Sensing Judgers-SJ). 

I developed this map for an Artist’s and Writer’s Workshop that I lead this summer, in order to visualize Myers-Briggs theory and introduce the class to the four temperaments.  To order prints of this map, please visit mcxp.bigcartel.com 

Map and concept by Melissa Carmon Myers

@melissacarmon

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This summer, I had the amazing opportunity to lead an 8-week Artist’s and Writer’s Workshop for artists, musicians, and creative writers. The workshop was designed to be a “full-frontal push” into revitalizing creativity and becoming more productive in our art-making.

I was humbled and delighted by this group— you guys are awesome!

Tonight we&#8217;re going deep at the Artist&#8217;s and Writer&#8217;s workshop #artworkshop #artists_and_writers_workshop #creativity

Tonight we’re going deep at the Artist’s and Writer’s workshop #artworkshop #artists_and_writers_workshop #creativity

The latest architectural installment  in my #sketchbook! All aboard for Pike&#8217;s Peak! 
#pikespeak #railroad #gouache #painting

The latest architectural installment in my #sketchbook! All aboard for Pike’s Peak!
#pikespeak #railroad #gouache #painting

On of my favorite maps&#8212; a copy made for study (and for fun) in my #sketchbook with #gouache 
This map is found on the last page of Fantasyland, and seems to be cut in half, but the rest of the map was not printed. I have always wondered what it looks like!

On of my favorite maps— a copy made for study (and for fun) in my #sketchbook with #gouache
This map is found on the last page of Fantasyland, and seems to be cut in half, but the rest of the map was not printed. I have always wondered what it looks like!

One of the open-air pieces I worked on at #beavercreek #parkhyatt 
#gouache #architecture

One of the open-air pieces I worked on at #beavercreek #parkhyatt
#gouache #architecture