Have you ever said, “I wish I could draw” or “I don’t have a creative bone in my body”? If so, have you ever wondered what message this gives to your child (in all honesty, I’ve been guilty as charged).
As adults we tend to believe a “respectable” piece of art should represent a realistic object or capture a beautiful landscape. This type of thinking places unfair expectations we unwillingly pass to our children, which can hinder their artistic development. Read More
Did you know that art and laughing and help you achieve your goals? Humor can help us be more productive and art exercises creative thinking and engages in positive problem solving. Learn a simple exercise that many artist use to laugh and improve their art at the same time. It only takes 3-5 minutes. Read More
I was delighted and reserved when I saw an adult coloring book. Delighted we acknowledge art is personally rewarding. Reserved because it reinforces a negative message about our own creativity.
When I as in college, I was taught templates and pre-drawn images enable dependence. Learning to draw builds self-esteem, confidence and is personally satisfying. It is a higher order thinking. Drawing is a learned skill and is best done without a crutch. Read More
A scribble can be worth millions. Artist Cy Twombly and Joan Mitchell made their fortunes following their bliss of the scribble. Cy Twombly's blackboard painting covered in white scribbles sold for $70.5 million dollars at a Sotheby's auction in New York City!
Le'ts face it, most of us are not going to be selling art for $70.5 million dollars. We don't have to have the goal of creating a million dollar masterpiece to enjoy the process of art. We enjoy the process of art because it's liberating!
There are several simple and fun exercises to boost creativity. When you make creativity part of your everyday life, it is empowering. It helps to reduce stress, engage in positive problem solving and allows you to step away from the "to-do" list for a few minutes. Read More