"When we all think alike, then no one is thinking." — Walter Lippman
Saturday, January 30, 2010
Our theme this month was 'Predictions' and my thoughts turned to the little slips of paper in fortune cookies. For years I have collected these whenever we get together with friends at our favorite Chinese restaurant. I have a whole jar full. As I went through them, this one stood out, and the photo of 'Frank' seemed to connect with it. He looks like the patient type. The photo is from my extensive collection of 'lost people' that end up in a shoebox at some antique store for $2.
Here's hoping that Frank is rewarded for his 'everlasting patience.'
There are two things in my life that have been constant, no matter what: art and the need for unstructured time to play. I am a compulsive maker-of-things who believes that every day must have some time set aside to feed the creative spirit. This would include making art, looking at art, reading about art, experimenting/playing with materials, learning new skills, and general studio art-play. To support my habit and spread the joy, I was an art educator for 38 years. I'm now retired from public education, but still enjoy teaching occasional workshops locally. I will try to share some of my adventures in both art and play here in this space.