Daniel Mack

Rustic Furnishings

Mindful Making

... the book with the changing name!

Earlier Titles:            

Working by Moonlight

The Joy of Making: Reawakening Your Soul through Personal Creativity in Everyday Life   

Hair on the Shower Wall and other creative opportunities

The Wayward Artist

What Else? The joy and distress of creative opportunities.

     

Preface     Tool kit for better imagination and a more civil sustainable society

 

1:  FEELING MORE ALIVE: To be creative is a birthright.

                                   

2:  HEAR YOUR OWN LEAVES RUSTLING:  YOUR WAYWARD ARTIST

      Energizing parts of deep memory; Finding your “gift”; It's paired with your wounds

 

3:  THE DIAGRAM: understanding the processes of Making                                                             

5: How are you FEEDING your Four Needs?

                                           for Wonder, Stories, Krafting, the Carnal

 

6: MAKING STORIES:.Seeing life as a dramatic, non-linear mythic story;  

Stories Build Community: The Politics of Making. Stories fuse tensions

 

7: MAKING THIS INTO THAT Exploring

Krafting:  learning to do new things, be new ways: Foraging.  DM’s ANIMA as case study

Playing:  practice with the Imagination and the use of intuition and magical thinking“infinite play”

 

8: THE CARNAL: the animal energy we share with all creatures  

Contact with the earth, air, water, fire, light and dark, cold and heat, Animism, Primitivism

 

9:  VISITING THIN PLACES, ELSEWHERES and THRESHOLDS:

hunting awe and wonder in the in-betweens: The spirit of place  sense of place

 

10: Finding Ways to see anew

11: WHAT THE ALCHEMISTS KNEW: MORE PRACTICES and TOOLS:

                                   

12: Meet Your Other S’elves: You are not alone, you are a mob; the archetypes,, There are preferred, deferred and denied s’elfs.

 

13: Making your Way from Here: other excursions and bushwhacking into the imagination: Tikkun Olam healing the world   Sustainable Living: The Foraging Economy -- New Simplicity

14: Art-in-Service Case Studies                

 

The Portals: list of exercises related to the text        

Introduction to tools and techniques of Making including  Four Basic Tools  you already have:The Eye, the Hand, the Body and Magical Thinking 

Glossary of terms, concepts                                

 

Index/Linking to Wayward People

More and Unsorted