Words to Live by

“Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep.”

“Creativity takes courage.” – Henri Matisse

“A picture is a poem without words.” – Horace

“I try more and more to be myself, caring relatively little whether people approve or dissaprove.” – Vincent Van Gogh

Why Art Matters

There are studies and beliefs out there that show that art is just a waste of time to others. Why is that? Is it because they want teachers to throw the common core down throats and make them worry about standardized tests? Children and adults need a break from all that brainwork. It’s just like recess, but I’m not going to go there at this time. This time is about the importance of art in society.

According to the National Art Education Association, there are numerous ways that art matters which I believe in.

The first one is that the arts often teach children problems can have more than one solution to a problem. There are more than one way to create a masterpiece. All of which include sketching, painting, using charcoal, and more. All of which are very different techniques but can come up with the same outcome. What can anyone say about math or science? Not much.

The second way art matters is that the arts celebrate the use of multiple perspectives. It teaches others how to cope with society by different perspectives from people. It’s important how others view certain aspects of society.

A third and final way I will discuss why art matters is that this helps people by talking about things that cannot be said at all or even easily. As an introverted person, I often find myself unable to clearly define certain things, so it helps me to express my feelings in my art. But, of course, this can happen to anyone else who’s not introverted. Art can be an easy way to express those emotions to people when it’s hard to express out loud. So as to end this, it’s also a good therapy tool.

I will be expressing more of my thoughts about the importance of art later, but these were my top 3. Feel free to explain why art matters to you. 🙂

Childhood Perception

When you think about art, what’s the first thing that comes to mind? The thought about how are some people so great at drawing, painting, etc and all you can do is to barely make a stick figure? Aw i remember those days! The truth is anything can be a terrific peice of art as long as you think it is. Take a look at your children or neices/nephews or even a friend’s child. When they create something, they’re very excited with it. It doesn’t matter how it look; children love it only because it is something they made with their own hands. It might just be a small scribble. Who cares. When did we lose sight of this? When did we stop smiling or laughing at simple works of creation? Why did we stop?

I don’t understand. No one is “bad” at showing creativity. There is always more than one way to do something and especially create something. If it’s not one of your strongest skills you have, then who cares. The only thing that truly matters is how you like it.

So, I challenge you to take out the pencil/pen and paper and go ahead and doodle. A scribble? A simple tree? Stick figure? Finger paint? Anything you want. And just  appreciated what you have created. Go back to your inner childhood self and make art. 🙂

What’s this about?

Hello y’all 🙂

I actually have been thinking about starting this venture for a while, so here I am! I finally made my way here. Has any of you sensed that this day and age is lacking original thought and creativity? Whether they’re in movies, television shows, music, etc. Well, at least they are very hidden anyway. That would be a shame! A mind is a terrible thing to waste. What’s so wrong with imagination?!

So, that’s why I’m here: to let others know what is out there. I will let you know of many fantastic artists that you may or may not have heard of. I will give some art lessons. I will also give tips that could help inprove your thinking in the art world. I will let you know what events you should keep an eye on.

Art and creativity shouldn’t be banned in schools. It’s relaxing. It’s fun. Children should do more than do math and science courses. Art is just as important as recess times. It’s a shame that most schools are taking them out. Children need to grow their minds and imagination through creativity is a great way to do so. Even if they aren’t the greatest at it. Who is, right?! All it takes is a quick doodle to change moods.

It’s unfortunate that the world of art is not well known anymore.

So that’s where I am. I want to spread the knowledge to the world about the beauty art brings to everything and everyone. Peaceful and loving and understanding – that’s where it begins.

Are you with me?

I would love to know what your thoughts are. 🙂