Solitude - Art and Emotion
I recently told a group of kids something about art that I am trying to believe myself.
At my kids' school, I volunteer to teach art (I can barely draw a stick figure - luckily the curriculum we use is so good that my lack of artistic ability is not a problem). In the first lesson this year, I told the kids that I did not want them to get frustrated if they thought their art was not as good as their classmates. I told them that art is not good or bad. Art is about how you feel - how you feel when you create it, how you feel when you look at it. I told them that they can like someone's art or they can dislike it, but we will not say art is good or bad - we will recognize that art just "is."
As a part of this blog, I've decided to share some photos that convey emotion because sometimes words are not enough. I suppose this is allowing me to be "free to be creative."