Have you ever considered what you’re buying when you buy from an artist?
Happy New Year!
I know, we’re almost halfway through January already but here’s a question… What springs to mind for you when you think of the new year?
Somewhere in the mix for many is the “R” word – RESOLUTIONS. Did you make any new year’s resolutions this year? If so, have you been able to stick to it so far?
Have you tried it yet?
One thing I have recently done… I’ve given into the Pinterest trend. One of my boards is “Colouring Pages”. They’re things that caught my eye and inspired me – maybe they will for you too. Might be a quick and easy place to start. 🙂
Don’t underestimate the small things.
My daughter got a hair cut last week. She had a lot of hair… It crossed my mind to look into donating it. We discussed it and she liked the idea so after the cut we sent in her14 inch-long ponytail to Beautiful Length. For her, what she did wasn’t a big deal. I mean the hair would have fallen on the salon floor, been swept up and disposed of…probably to the garbage. But for someone who receives the real-hair wig that this ponytail went in (it takes 8 to 15 of them to make one wig) it is likely a huge deal.
You know though, a lot of things in life are like that!
They say beauty is in the eye of the beholder and that’s probably true.
During my art class a couple weeks ago there was another event taking place in the building at the same time and a couple of the fellows were gracious enough to help me clean up. One of them commented “Wow”. It wasn’t wow, how nice or beautiful but more along the lines of wow, what a mess. And from a certain stand point it was a mess…but it was a beautiful mess.
World War I was suppose to be “the war to end all wars” but we know that was not the case. Many people from many nations fought in this and subsequent conflicts. A number of these paid the ultimate price – their lives. Even peace does not guarantee reprieve as service personnel and civilians alike have been injured or killed in these times or on peacekeeping missions.
Those who do not learn from the past are destined to repeat it.
It is rather hard to visualize when you are wondering in amongst the stalks, some even taller than you are, trying to find your way out but when viewed from above what would you call the intricate designs of a corn maze?
What a great day!
My daughter attended theatre camp this past week and yesterday afternoon was their final performance ~ “The Liberation of Fluffy the Unicorn”. Yes, they made it up themselves. She was really impressed that their story made sense given the disagreement on what the theme should be and that in the end everything was combined together. Actually it did more than make sense. It was witty and comedic, fast-paced, and well performed. Really rather impressive what they pulled together in the course of the week.
The evening was a card workshop. My friend that facilitates them has great ideas. I really enjoy the time and can put the stuff together okay but I on the other hand do not – at least not for this. We tried a new technique with vellum and some sort of a tool. Like colouring it without the colour…the effect was really cool. The conversation turned to how some of the ladies attending had started taking up colouring and even gone out and bought colouring books and crayons & how relaxing it is.
So where is this all going you may ask?!? :o)
The day just got me thinking of the benefits and impact that ‘The Arts’ can have.
It brings to remembrance a couple well phrases pictures I had seen…
Finally got to do “Starry Night” in art class this week! Been waiting for this one since March. Even managed to get this video I’d been hoping for to be playable in our space. Just beautiful….has sound too. vimeo.com/36466564