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Old 08-12-2018, 04:59 PM   #1 (permalink)
 
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A cognitive neuroscientist friend asked for a trio of stylus pens that visually evoke brain terrain/convolutions and ideas.

I assured him that I'm clueless about the origin of ideas, but willing.

These were made with a succession of handmade acrylic mica paints progressing from thin-to-thicker Golden brand acrylic polymers applied with fine brushes. Two of them have .6mm undrilled beads. Cast tube-in at 50psi with Douglas and Sturgess PR. Turned and finished as usual:



He likes them, and I remain clueless.

More fun ahead - I think.

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Those are cool. I stared at them for a while and got the idea that a beer would taste good about now. I probably would have had that idea without stimulating brain terrain/convolutions.
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Driving home from my In-Laws yesterday I heard a radio program that touched on this topic: https://www.smithsonianmag.com/scien...ries-14466850/.

Very incitetful. Most I did not understand, but enough to realize that it was meaningful, and I should learn more.
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Most unusual and colorful. I had an idea once. It died of loneliness.
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You won't make me believe that my brain terrain or convolutions are orange, blue nor green, nah. Wdyt? But I provide support to your cluelessness about the origin of ideas, be sure.



A bundle of very pleasant pens indeed Bob. I love your way of searching deeply in one direction.
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You took a name and NAILED IT!

Enjoyed it! Well done.
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There are days my brain seems to feel exactly how those look. Again, another realm of pen making. Thanks Bob.


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Amazing work as usual.
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Heartfelt thanks for the kind (and fun) comments!

Mark - I'll check out the link - thanks!

Warm regards to all - Bob
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