August 31, 2022
August 28, 2022
Have you ever met someone that just don't seem to "GET" art in its various forms? They see a painting...don't "get" it.....and dismiss its worth. They listen to music that is out of their norm.. don't "get" it...and dismiss its worth. Watch a specific type of dance...don't "get" it..and dismiss its worth. There are many things I don't care for, but I am usually able to find something about most art & art forms that I'm able to appreciate. Why is that? I believe that one of the main reasons for this is that I have knowledge, understanding, and experience within the arts. What I bring to an art experience allows me to appreciate works of art even if I don't "get" it. I am able to pull out aspects of the work that connect back to my knowledge/understanding/experience, and I'm able to trust that the artist knew what they were doing or what they were trying to communicate through their work. I'm able to see beyond what I'm seeing (or hearing).
|Do you have eyes but fail to see, and ears but fail to hear?|
August 25, 2022
August 21, 2022
Be strong and let your heart take courage;
Yes, wait for the Lord.
August 19, 2022
August 17, 2022
August 07, 2022
In the art room, markers are the deceivers, and one of my least favorite classroom supplies! You know what you are getting with a broken crayon or colored pencil that needs sharpened. They are still usable.. With markers you can't really tell till you try to color with them. They look great on the outside, but looks are deceiving. I've had brand new markers color like they were old and dried out & markers that were a couple years old work like new. I test my markers a couple times a year to weed out the bad ones. They take up space in the box, slow down the process, and at times can damage the work by how they mark. No one had time in their life for dried up nasty markers!