hello everyone!I did these 2 little paintings on canvas paper the other night,
and i didn't like either one of them,
so i made them part of a composition instead.
Sometimes, adding a little something helps.
At least it helps me. ;-)
i love the fibre in this paper
and of course, the quote.
Yes, we are indeed all gifted for something...
What are YOU gifted for?
then a quick little acrylic painting in my journal...
isn't it funny how a simple visual
can bring back so many memories?
I'm willing to bet that many of you
remember at least something about your childhood
when you see a Crayola...
good advice from Rembrandt...
I want to share this with all of you.
A few years ago, i collaborated with elementary students
to do this calendar as a fundraiser.
We had so much fun doing this...
(September - 1st day of school)
Each month had a theme and each student from every class
(from kindergarten to 8th grade)
drew something from that theme.
I was hired by the school to have weekly art sessions
where i guided the students with their drawings.
(February - winter)
I then painted a background reflecting that theme (on a large poster board)
and we glued each drawing on the board.
(November - Remembrance day)
The poster was then scanned, reduced,
and formatted to fit this calendar.
("I like living in my community because there is no war,
we live close to the ocean, and many of my friends live nearby".)
During the art sessions, i chatted with the students
about what they love about living here
and as the project evolved,
we decided to add these little quotes to the calendar.
Children are filled with wisdom
when we take time to listen.At first, i heard many students say "i can't draw" or "i'm not good at art"...
so it became a quest for me to change how they felt about art
and about themselves as artists
during the weekly sessions.
As you can see by the beautiful works of art -
they became more confident in themselves.
The students were all so proud of themselves in the end,
and my heart was bursting with joy.
I like to think that i may have had a hand
in creating a few extra little artists out there.
The world needs more artists. :-)
Happy Halloween everyone!
In the spirit of Halloween - A Mummer's Dance, by Loreena McKennitt.