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Collaborating with a 4-year Old

Collaborating with a 4-year Old
One day, while my daughter was happily distracted in her own marker drawings, I decided to risk pulling out a new sketchbook I had special ordered. It had dark paper, and was perfect for adding highlights to. I had only drawn a little in it, and was anxious to try it again, but knowing our daughter’s love of art supplies, it meant that if I wasn’t sly enough, I might have to share. (Note: I’m all about kid’s crafts, but when it comes to my own art projects, I don’t like to share.) Since she was engrossed in her own project, I thought I might be able to pull it off. Ahhh, I should’ve known better. Oh no she didn’t! Not surprisingly, I LOVED what she drew. Soon, she began flipping through my sketchbook, looking for more heads. Sometimes I would give her suggestions, like “maybe she could have a dragon body!” For example, the filled-in marker of the one above, she told me, was a chrysalis, for the caterpillar to transform into a butterfly. Like this: Like Loading... Related:  Art InspirationCreativeCreative

Photos Reveal What It's Like to Have Anxiety Issues Photographer John William Keedy explores themes of anxiety and varied neuroses in his series titled It's Hardly Noticeable. Examining his own struggles with anxiety over the past nine years and drawing from other mental disorders, the images present an insightful look at behaviors that are deemed "abnormal" while simultaneously challenging ideas of normalcy. The serious topic is addressed in an intriguing fashion, one that offers small windows into the lives of people who suffer from mental illnesses. In one frame we are presented only with the hand of an anonymous character gripping onto a bloodied individual flosser over a sink filled with dozens of the tiny instrument, already used, and there are still over a dozen more flossers waiting to be used. Ultimately, the series exposes the struggles faced by people with mental disorders on a daily basis. John William Keedy website via [Laughing Squid, Wired]

Want To Be More Creative? One Method That Might Surprise You. TORAFU's Haunted Play House At The Museum Of Contemporary Art In Tokyo photo © Fuminari Yoshitsugu. Some projects are so engaging and fun that you wish you could be a child again. The Museum of Contemporary Art in Tokyo is staging a summer exhibition for children entitled GHOSTS, UNDERPANTS and STARS and Torafu Architects (Koichi Suzuno, Shinya Kamuro) have created the most stunning and imaginative Haunted House ever. This 'Haunted House' is not like any you will have seen before and comes in the form of a spooky gallery of paintings that at first seem ordinary but soon turn out to have some hidden surprises in store. The concept behind Torafu Architects’ ‘Haunted Play House’ is to challenge perspectives and norms where rules are broken as children are actually encouraged to run, shout and touch – activities usually forbidden in a gallery or a museum. Upon first entering the exhibition, nothing seems to be that odd at first but soon enough perspectives begin to change; eyes move as young visitors begin to experience a range of spooky happenings. sources:

O sincretismo artístico de Cesar Santos O artista cubano-americano Cesar Santos, mistura os estilos artísticos de diversas origens, do renascimento ao modernismo. Com uma técnica invejável ele inspira uma harmonia entre o natural e o conceitual para criar obras provocativas e ao mesmo tempo dramáticas. O trabalho de Santos explora novas interpretações de pinturas clássicas, mescladas com elementos modernos dentro de uma mesma pintura. Site oficial: Sample Art Internship Cover Letter - Sample Cover Letter in the Arts Samantha R. Gray 54 East Connecticut Avenue Ocean City, NJ, 08226 (Home) (302) 333-5555 (Cell) (313) 444-6666 March 10, 20XX Ms. Dear Ms. It is with great interest and enthusiasm that I am applying for the arts education internship advertised in Sunday’s New York Times. My arts education at Pratt Institute has helped me develop a firm foundation in the arts. For the past two summers I have worked directly with children at CityArts and the Guggenheim. I am very excited about the summer opportunity with the Children’s Museum of the Arts since I know that I can definitely make a positive contribution while doing what I love, teaching art to children. Sincerely, Samantha R.

La créativité: 18 choses que les gens créatifs font différemment des autres CERVEAU - La créativité opère de manière mystérieuse et souvent paradoxale. La pensée créative est une caractéristique stable qui définit certaines personnalités, mais elle peut aussi changer en fonction du contexte. On a souvent l’impression que l’inspiration et les idées naissent de nulle part et qu’elles disparaissent au moment où on a le plus besoin d’elles. La neuroscience nous propose une image très complexe de la créativité. Lire aussi:» 7 choses que les gens calmes font différemment des autres » 10 choses que les employés productifs font différemment des autres Psychologiquement parlant, les types de personnalités créatives sont difficiles à repérer, car elles sont en général complexes, paradoxales et qu’elles ont tendance à éviter l’habitude ou la routine. S’il n’existe pas de profil créatif "typique ", on trouve cependant des caractéristiques et des comportements révélateurs chez les personnes extrêmement créatives. Ils rêvassent Selon Kaufman et la psychologue Rebecca L.

Une tour parisienne bientôt démolie, résidence éphémère du Street Art - - info - culture Les créations des artistes Street Art, qui ont eu carte blanche pour s'exprimer dans un immeuble parisien voué à la démolition, pourront être découvertes du 1er au 31 octobre. Invités à s'exprimer du sol au plafond dans un immeuble parisien promis à la démolition, des artistes Street Art parmi les plus renommés ont participé à ce défi artistique fou et éphémère que le public pourra découvrir du 1er au 30 octobre. Spécialisée dans le graffiti, la galerie parisienne Itinerrance est à l'origine de l'expérience, menée avec le soutien du propriétaire de cet immeuble de 9 étages situé en bord de Seine, quai d'Austerlitz, dans le XIIIe arrondissement. Désertée par ses locataires, cette tour défraîchie des années 1960 sera entièrement détruite début novembre. 36 appartements En tout, une gigantesque toile de 4500 m2 formée par les murs, les sols et les plafonds, jusque dans les placards. afp/jgal

25 mil imagens de obras de arte em alta resolução para download gratuito Veja também A National Gallery of Art (Galeria de Arte Nacional), localizada em Washington, Estados Unidos, em parceria com a fundação Samuel H. Kress, disponibilizou para download gratuito 35 mil imagens de obras de arte em alta resolução. Artista e obras famosas como “The Japanese Footbridge” e “Woman with a Parasol”, de Claude Monet, “Ginevra de’ Benci”, de Leonardo da Vinci, “The Dance Lesson”, de Edgar Degas, “Self-Portrait” e “Gogh Roses”, de Vincent van Gogh, “The Alba Madonna”, de Raphael, “A Girl with a Watering Can”, de Auguste Renoir, “The Railway”, de Edouard Manet , “Children Playing on the Beach”, de Mary Cassatt, “Girl with the Red Hat”, de Johannes Vermeer, “At the Water’s Edge”, de Paul Cézanne, “The Adoration of the Magi”, de Fra Angelico e Filippo Lippi, “Portrait of a Lady”, de Rogier van der Weyden, “Portrait of Lorenzo di Credi”, de Pietro Perugino, e “The Emperor Napoleon in His Study at the Tuileries”, de Jacques-Louis David, fazem parte do acervo.

This girl ages into an old woman before your eyes without you noticing I have a friend who married a Japanese woman years ago. One day he came to work one day stunned. You could see that his mind was just bent on something all day. Finally, I asked him what was wrong. He simply replied "...I went to bed last night and my wife was beautiful, and this morning, she is ugly...I mean, she wasn't ugly because it was first thing in the morning and she had bed head...I mean, she's ugly. That's hilarious. Wow, as much as we all love beauty and hell we want to keep it. So....Menopause turns Asian women into Kim Jong-Il?