NEUROGRAPHIC ART* Super calming and by far the coolest thing I've learned in a while... and, I learned a lot of cool stuff about octopuses today, but that's a whole other blog post (maybe, if I remember to do one). As a substitute teacher, I have a gig teaching art to middle schoolers for a couple of weeks. I was left this amazing lesson on Neurographic Art, which has both calmed my soul and pushed my art practice forward...
* So, I could work real hard to find my sources and post the slide show that the teacher I covered for sent me, but then I would never post this blog and I would get all hung up on all that other stuff when I really just want to share the art. And I also cannot figure out hashtags but I really just want to post and not worry about that. So, whatever. Just Google "neurograpahic art" to be as inspired as I was!
Then I decided to apply it to an old artwork left abandoned. And I think it has been sufficiently resuscitated.
Thank goodness for ART:)
A poem using the 'em' sound, a bit of piano playing, and 3 years worth of Instagram photos became this project!
It's cold and it's snowy in Canada in January but vow to be happy, despite the cold! Wear your favourite winter woollies and get out there! Happiness doesn't just happen so plan for it to happen; in fact, don't accept anything less! LIFE is a special occasion. And each individual moment that make life are special, too. Of course, a good life needs good health, so DANCE with the spirits - Zumba, perhaps! - Stay ACTIVE (& stay hydrated) to stay HEALTHY. GROW a PASSION - a passion for creating. Get your ZZZs and LET's GET HAPPY... get ready!, already! You got this. Make life a meaningful journey... be tasty. Normal? Really? Normal is clearly over-rated. Normal is boring! Never settle FOR GOOD ENOUGH. Imagine the world... it is often irresistibly surprising! Unleash the PASSION. Make a splash! BE STRONG!
Lab 1 -->> Smartphone 30/30...
This project emerged as a result of Lab 1 in Steve Sonheim's Creative Photography Lab - 52 Fun Exercises for Developing Self-Expression With Your Camera.
It's time to go beyond the single snapshot. The objective is to capture an experience by shooting a series of images. Tell a story by taking thirty shots in thirty minutes with your Smartphone. Take a shot of whatever grabs your attention at one-minute intervals. Don't think - just shoot!
Okay, here's what happened...
My ride didn't show up one day last week so I hustled to the bus stop to get the right bus; the one that drops me off right at my door! But, alas, the wrong bus showed up first. (Everybody knows that bus schedules, much like the Pirate Code, are more like guidelines, really.)
When I got off the bus, I faced a thirty minute JOURNEY HOME...
Splashes of colour command a second glance.
Here's to Happy Trails and Happenstance!
... I learned that sometimes wrong is only frame of mind;
Wrong is right if you make it so!
Today is a great day to create a great day.
This site is my attempt at gathering all of my creativity that I have strewn about out 'there'....
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