Monday, April 4, 2011

intro to ART101

art [ahrt]  –noun
1. the quality, production, expression, or realm, according to aesthetic principles, of what is beautiful, appealing, or of more than ordinary significance.

ART doesn't have to be a stuffy experience in a hushed fine art museum (although that is definitely a pleasure not to be missed in one's lifetime).  ART is what you make of it... your first pair of knitted (and noticeably uneven) socks... the skillfully painted sunsets of our Lord and Creator… the Fruit Loop and yarn necklace that your preschooler made and insists that you wear – to work… your grandmother’s Tiffany brooch that makes you smile from ear to ear with memories of her.  To me ART is that “thing” that is crafted and made (whether skillfully or not) with your hands that expresses who you are, how you feel, what you are passionate about- “what is beautiful, appealing, or of more than ordinary significance” to YOU.  All this to say, you should experience “art” everyday- something that lifts you up, reminds you that you were made in the image of The Creator,  gives you joy.  Find what that is for you… whether made by your hands or someone else’s … enjoy art everyday.

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