"When we all think alike, then no one is thinking." — Walter Lippman
Tuesday, November 22, 2011
This is a model for a mixed media class project in which each participant makes and embellishes a little house that "tells" or implies a story. When all the houses are complete, participants trade houses, then interpret the visual clues to tell their version of the imagined story, in their own words. Creative writing is encouraged and there are no wrong answers.
As my little story house sat on the work table, I continued to work on a small collage with similar colors and images. A scrap of wood was used as the base.
The end result was two works that seem quite related.
In art, as in life, one thing often leads to another.
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.