Thursday, June 02, 2011

Interactive art


One of my treats while away was to spend some time with my daughter and grand daughter.  She's four now and its interesting to see how children explore the world and how interactive everything is.  It reminded me of how much of that we lose as adults and how much we need to strive to keep that as artists.

These thoughts formed as I watched her interact with the world and the pleasure she got from art both 2D and 3D.
  • Take time to see what is in front of you.  Up close.
  • Don't be afraid to touch something, climb on it, taste it.
  • Embrace colour
  • Concentrate
  • Go outside the lines
  • Little details count
  • Pancakes have potential for sculpture
Now that I'm home again and getting back on track, I'll revisit what's in the studio and should have a sneak preview of a new painting tomorrow or the next day.

1 comment:

Sue Pownall said...

You are so right. Glad you had some treats during your break and I look forward to your new work.