The whole process of canning plums for preserves is rich with intriguing colors, fragrances, sounds, and tastes. Sounds like art to me—so perfect for a special place on my art blog.
As an art teacher, it is important to me to meet each student where she or he is in their critical thinking, problem solving, hand-eye-coordination, ideation, and personal vision of style and voice. I don’t think it is helpful to start each student at point “x,” just because that seems to be the first step […]
I was told that there is no doodling after second grade. That made me sad. To doodle is to dream. It’s the dreamers who are the creators.
There is a fluency as an artist when you dream in your art form. I have dreams of various watercolor paints swirling together while I, as the observer, watch and contemplate what color is being created.
In the Byzantine era artists created halos on Saints to move like a plate affixed to the plane of the art. Then, with more sophistication, like a hat. Hats move with the head.
It was almost a “hair-stand-on-end” moment …the boisterous crowd, talking and jostling, and then the passion of the French peasants, laborers, and countrymen captivated by the animated storytelling of the narrator.