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!
My Most Resent Art Fixation
Then I decided to apply it to an old artwork left abandoned. And I think it has been sufficiently resuscitated.
Thank goodness for ART:)
NaPoWriMo2020 - Poem 23
NAPOWRIMO Day 2
From my Sketchbooks...
Teaching Art from the Heart and Soul
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!
My January 2016 Vision Board
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!
I really love this project! I happened to have done some vision board collages last year and the year before:
NaPoWriMo, Poem 11
I was inspired to write a sort-of review, thereby, sort of using today's prompt. I just bought some super fun Melissa and Doug Blendy Pens...
Hope Floats Anyway
NaPoWriMo, Day 7:
Hope Floats Anyway
Afloat, afar and away -
an angry balloon bursts,
Coasting clearly down,
Evil eats Everything & erodes, entering efficiently even when I
Fight for freedom from forces forever favouring the favoured, flavoured with fortunate fate.
The fight gets going & I'm greeted by grey ghosts gathering graciously in hopeful homes inhabited happily & hungrily by hideous heroes who hear holiness in idiots & ingrates, incessantly judging,
joining in Kindred kahoots.
We long for love lost,
Mourn for mornings of memories; of misty maybes through a mostly murky mayhaim of mindless,
Non-existent nonsense - Nevermind.
Others Only over-obsess obnoxiously, otherwise
Poor pretty perfect people possibly
Questioning -quos; Quasimodo
Rock stars sailing & soaring atop, too tall towers.
Terrible tragedies & truths torment us.
Wisdom-seekers wandering willfully
Extracting & exuding extra-hope, yakking & yapping, yelling & yawning, the yea-Sayers of yesterday have
#TinkerSketch prompt was clouds. It was challenging to write my poem, today. I just played around with alliteration & the alphabet -- ooh, an Abecedarian Alliteration Attempt! -- hey, it counts for a full week:)
When the explanation about the poem's origins are longer than the poem itself....
NaPoWriMo2014, ,Day 4:
Everything but the Poem
NaPoWriMo, Day 3:
#TinkerSketch Prompt --> Draw to Music
SO I played a little Dittie on My Beautiful Piano (simply because I couldn't decide what music I wanted to draw to)....
Make some music make some noise
Forget about neighbours forget about poise
Blow a whistle bang a drum
Guitar or ukulele go ahead, strum
Get up and dance move your dancing feet
It's all good says Blue Cat Pete!
Move like a kid give it a whirl
Skip, hop or even twirl
Get some paper any will do
Even an old receipt that you already threw
The sky's the limit get out your pens,
Crayons can give your soul a cleanse
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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