You’ve heard the saying, “When life gives you lemons, make lemonaide.” In my world today, it’s more like, “When life gives you a really challenging first child, let the second one do whatever she wants.” To those of you who like to take parallel quotes literally, do yourself a favor and don’t reread what I… Continue reading Making Lemonaide. Mixed medium on paper.
Tonight for Arts at the Aviary, we painted. Patience volunteered to give a review of the evening’s activities… Ooo. Me Like. Color’s are ready. Here’s how you do it. Brush in water. Brush in paint. Brush on paper. Yup, like this. Good job, Brian! Wait, is it upside down? Hmmm. What do you think? Let’s… Continue reading Painting Fools
Do you ever get that craving to do art? That longing to have a completed piece – a painting or drawing or something – that is yours? For me, this feeling is often inspired by seeing other people’s art, especially the whole process, as I’ve written about before. In the various places that we have… Continue reading The Abandoned Pigeon
Considering that a primary purpose of this blog is to inspire people (including the person who checks your email every day) to actively pursue creating art, I have been mulling over the topic of “what is art?” I recall the question of “what is music?” being a rather muddy – and at times heated –… Continue reading The Turning of Art