Monday, August 22, 2011

Being An Artist = Being A Kid Again

Why is art always a given for kids?

Perhaps art could help adults chill out a little bit - relax and stop rushing around so much.

Kids have it handed to them.

Kid parties, art in school, kid art kits. Why should they have all the fun?

Why can't an adult have a party where everyone creates an art project?  Would it be weird? What if you ended the night with indoor gymnastics and trampoline jumping?

Not fair.

And why can't adults get free art classes paid for by taxes, like kids do in school?

OK we shouldn't go there.

But today I have rebelled. I have purchased 2 kids art kits (for me) and they are going to be fun.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Make A Music Video Even If You Suck

OK I am slowly coming back to life after our move so I will show up here more regularly.

I did find the time to create a music video with my friend. We suck, but we had fun and that is all that youtube requires. OK I know that youtube doesn't actually require fun per say... I mean they would be happy to accept the video you hated making.

You could even wear all black and look depressed and talk about sad things the whole time and they would still accept your video. Frankly youtube doesn't care anything about you and doesn't require anything from you accept enough brain power to post it up.

So - because I love looking like an idiot for the general public- here is the video: (Comedy OK?)

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Artists Create Fantasy

Something I've been thinking about lately is that most of my happy memories as a child surround fantasy.

For example, the fantasy of Christmas (holidays), the fantasy of pretend play with friends, the fantasy of magical forests (woods near our home), the fantasy of stories (i.e. The Lion The Witch and the Wardrobe), the fantasy of wide open fields and flowers and sunshine, the fantasy of waterfalls and swimming, the fantasy of building outdoor or indoor forts, or exploring, or acting in a play or painting a picture, playing games, or making a craft to hang in my bedroom. The fantasy of books, movies and TV. Even church takes on a form of fantasy and magic to a child. As a pre-teen the fantasies move on to boys, and music and a future of happy ever after.

But as we get older we are told to put away childish fantasies and live in reality. We even start watching the news and reality TV.

This can be a bitter pill. Life can become only about responsibility and day to day drudgery.

Artists; however, refuse to give up fantasy. Because they realize that fantasy is the creation of a magical and happy life. They create the stories, the paintings, the fashions, the photographs and these all contribute to the fantasy of the artists choosing. They create a fantasy home through creativity and color. They make people feel certain moods. They continue to act or sing or create music. They create fantasy in nature and in city environments. They make holidays magical again. They create the settings for people to thrive and connect and open their minds. They create limitless possibilities.

Anyone can have this creative outlook towards fantasy even if you are unable to write music or paint a masterpiece. You can still create fantasy by using other people's art or by creating simple projects or reading stories or putting together fashions or taking pictures. You can still hike in the woods or explore new places with an attitude of awe and wonder.

Keeping a mind toward fantasy is an artist lifestyle and one that will keep you floating above the dreary realists, enriching your life and those around you.
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