Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up. –Pablo Picasso In honor of the last day of school–and because I’m taking a 10-minute break from life–I’m spending a moment or two savoring more art from the art fair my son’s school held in April. Instead of … Continue reading Children’s Art: Fun with Picasso
Right around the time the season changed from summer to autumn last year, I stumbled upon a haiku collection while perusing a colleague’s bookshelf. I hadn’t read haiku in years! I borrowed her book and enjoyed the haiku for a few days before giving in and ordering my own copy of the book. The book is … Continue reading Haiku and the Little Ones
[Art] is like making an expressive gesture with the advantage of permanence. –Henri Matisse By now, you know that there’s a special place in my heart for children’s art and art created for children, so as promised, I’m back with another dose of fourth grade goodness. About a month ago, Mrs. Johnson, my son’s fourth grade … Continue reading Collage Art: The Little Matisses
I really, really don’t have time to write a blog post, but I must interrupt my unplanned blogging hiatus to share with you how I thoroughly enjoyed the brief time I had with a group of fourth graders earlier today (my little one’s class). We talked about and played with some of the things that bring me … Continue reading List Journaling: What Makes 4th Graders Happy?
All good things are circular. —Kiersten White, Now I Rise Shortly after my focus on photographing lines last year, I transitioned to finding circles in ordinary places. I’ve seen the art installation above [or ones similar to it] at least three times within the last year–at work, in a dentist’s office, and in a hotel. As … Continue reading Circle Art: Let’s Make a Mess!