Follow me on Facebook at www.facebook.com/HeatherHowellArt! I share my art, other's art, and anything interesting about art that I find!First, A creative exercise to open the mind up for creative thinking. The link to the website where I found it is below. It is not spam. "Get yourself a box and stand in it, just the way you are, the way you think now, the way you look at the world now. Let a few minutes pass. Then take a deep breath and step out of the box leaving all your restraints and constricting ideals behind. Open yourself to a whole new way of seeing, feeling, tasting and sensing the world. You're free, you are out of the box. You did it. Nothing is beyond your reach."http://www.rousingyourmuse.com/index.html
I'm always trying to learn more about art and recently since I started going back to college for project management, I have access to all the search engines and online curriculum available to students from the University of Phoenix. I read a really interesting article on art concept classes verses skilled art classes. One uses art as a way to communicate concept about ideas. I already knew this about art, but I struggle with it! I realized this last year when my friend wanted me to be on the pair committee and make sign because I was artistic. It is one thing to be able to draw a still picture and another to use concepts and create a message using symbols, colors, words, picture, textures, clay and any other object. The most valuable thing about this article was that people who usually didn't do well in art on the skillful side really enjoyed making art. I also FINALLY helped me realize why art is on display that I don't think is skillful. But it is. It's just a different kind. I need to open my mind up more. I am thankful for this article and for art appreciation. I am going to work on communicating concepts through art. I think it would really beef up my profile. How shall I go about doing this? I'm going to do a lot of reading about art.