Life Well Lived #8: Let’s get a little crazy here.
The creative personality seems never to grow old but rather, simply grow.
– Alden B. Dow
Whether you have or have yet to see Bob Ross create a large, beautiful landscape in 30 minutes, treat yourself. Watch a “Joy of Painting” show. If you’re lucky, you’ll hear him croon about painting “happy little” trees and clouds. These words from a man who reminded us to hold onto a bit of childhood and sometimes get a little crazy.
Pablo Picasso, one of the most influential painters of the 20th century said, “Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up.” The man who helped found the Cubist movement and constructed sculpture also said, “The purpose of art is washing the dust of daily life off of our souls.”
This week, and for a bit of every week, why not make some art? How? This post’s “Tools and Resources” offer some great, free, online courses. Or, even better for connecting to the child inside and dusting drudge off the soul, another great Picasso recommendation. “To draw, you must close your eyes and sing.”
Share your arts adventures. Reply. Comment below. And, consider making some easy, four-ingredient, Artisan Bread. See video. See my bread results next week.The video is from PBS for Kids, I looked all over the site and couldn’t find the recipe. HERE is a quick, easy one with specific instructions. I combined with video info [like baking in moist oven].
Free Online Art Classes
- Kline Creative Free Drawing Lessons for beginners
- ArtyFactory All kinds of free art lessons, from charcoal portraits to aerial perspective, from African masks to pen and ink and more.
- Toad Hollow Studios A very talented artist shares her drawing techniques, including how to draw shining objects, an open rose and more.
Each week, my Featured Art is offered at 25% off [plus any discounts offered by my Galleries]. Shop here.
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NOTE The original image was shot with a Nikon Coolpix camera. The jpg was “developed” in Adobe PhotoShop.