"When we all think alike, then no one is thinking." — Walter Lippman
Tuesday, February 9, 2010
Heart Upon Sleeve
February's theme is 'hearts' of course. I chose this line from Othello as my prompt.... "But I will wear my heart upon my sleeve for daws to peck at: I am not what I am."
The bird Shakespeare referred to is a Jackdaw, an annoying species of black bird. Here it looms larger than life, ready and no doubt eager to take a peck at the heart in question.
Love is in the air.....
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.