"Once there was a man that didn't have a brain. He didn't think that people thought he was strange. So he lived the way he wanted, going in a zig zag." -Danielle G, 3rd grade
Sometimes I miss teaching just for little gems like this. Some kids have remarkable innocent genius brains! I wish I kept whatever painting went with this story, but I can only imagine it and maybe that's just as good!
I spent the day re-organizing my art studio. My small space fills up pretty quickly. So every time I finish a series of work, I need to find a place for it all, all over again. This time I got in deep, and discovered a bunch of old art journals, and a whole slew of inspiring little pieces of paper with artist quotes and images.
February 12, 2010 I was working on my first purely abstract painting; a departure from the figurative work I had been making. Reading that journal entry made me think, oh I've been doing this for ten years now, maybe in another ten years it'll really be something!