Did you, or did you collect every piece of art your children/grandchildren ever made? Do you collect art pieces that bring you joy? Do you look for calendars that have beautiful pictures because they are a treat to look at? Do you prefer journals with beautiful art on them? Do you enjoy going to art festivals and/or museums? Do you collect anything specific? Do you have special pieces of art other than paper items? Do you have an artistic talent? Have you ever taken classes to improve your art? Is there an artist you would love to meet?
I like a lot of artistic things, whether paintings, sculpture, wood crafts, etc. – basically anything hand made in any medium.
I’ve done a lot of arts & crafts over the years. Maybe none of them are great, but just the making of these things gives a good feeling of accomplishment. I’ve never taken an art class, though.
I’ve never really collected that much of any certain art pieces. I’ve bought a few cute things at yard sales, like tiger pictures, though. We aren’t much for hanging things on the wall around here. I do have my small collection of crosses on the wall above my desk.
As for paintings, I do my own, and my mom did the same. She’d paint in oils some beautiful subjects, which she would use some to decorate her house. She passed on a lot to me, too.
I’ve always liked to draw, and once when I was eleven, I drew one of those little sketches you see in magazines – draw this – and sent it in. I guess I did good, because they sent a representative from the art school out with a certificate. I was way to young to attend their school though.
Yes, I have kept lots of my artwork from when I was a kid, on up to now. I also keep my daughter’s, grand-daughter’s, and grand-son’s artwork they send me. And they are very good artists already at their young age. Maybe the artistic gene runs in the family?
Yes, I still do buy calendars with nice pictures on them – mostly cats! And I love journals and notebooks with a pretty design on the cover. Then I think they are too pretty to use!
I also believe art takes on many forms. Sewing, playing a musical instrument, singing, acting, and of course writing are all creative art.
Here is a famous artist that I admire.
This artist’s work really gets to me. I love what he does with mostly discarded plastic bags. He has created many sculptures, which to me are simple, yet very meaningful.
From a Wiki article:
Pakastani/New York Artist Khalil Chishtee is a sculpter creating human form from discarded plastic bags. His works often express the feelings of sorrow, dejection and even victimhood. As they are created from items that are used once and then discarded adds to the layers of meaning in his work. His work is one part commentary on waste and consumption, and one part reflection of the human experience.
This, by Khalil Chishtee, shows a person with long hair, head hanging down & arms folded.
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