Thursday, May 25, 2017

Calling on All Local Artists!

metamora herald art collage

Art is an essential part of the human experience. Before humans could speak coherently, they were drawing pictures on cave walls and telling stories with those pictures. It always bothered me that while attending my grade school Parkview Junior High that we had no art classes. That school had hardly any money for anything honestly. So by the time I was introduced to an art class I was so far behind and couldn’t draw very well, and so I didn’t even try. I wish I could have understood then that art is art, not perfection or has to be a certain way.

Now that I am an adult I find doing art projects with my kids is somewhat therapeutic. Sometimes we turn on some Bob Ross and just get crazy with painting. Of course, my stuff never looks like his, but he is so fun to watch and entertaining. Other times we just listen to soothing music and create. We have practiced cooking, photography, painting pictures/wine bottles/clothes, singing/playing instruments,writing, and one of my favorite crafts is sewing. I find having a way to express myself artistically brings me a sense of peace and my kids are entertained.

“Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life,” once stated by Pablo Picasso. His art is extraordinary and unique. Did you know just looking at art helps your brain? It stimulates all five senses in some cases [cooking], and the connectivity of brain cells and neuro-pathways. It is essential to the human experience. Do you enjoy being an artist? How about your kids? If you would like to have your art on "display" contact me robin@metamoraherald, and let us enjoy your creations and help them be seen by many. Don’t be shy, take advantage of this opportunity and let your art shine.

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