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Category: Art and Inner Wisdom

Art often reflects our “inner wisdom” in a brilliant manner.

A Child and Clay

A Child and Clay

Young children can be like clay.  How we help them learn can greatly influence who they become.  Helping a child learn a new form of art can be a joyful and impactful experience.  Rebecca, age 5, recently had the opportunity to glaze some of her ceramic clay pieces.   I have worked with her via a live video feed because she lives far from me. We worked together across the internet.  I also would wedge the clay, roll it out, make a…

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How Art Can Inspire Us in Difficult Times

How Art Can Inspire Us in Difficult Times

This morning on Facebook a long time friend posted, “Hello my friends. I have some sad news …” This dear woman, the same age as my youngest daughter, is facing surgery to remove cancer. It is unclear how far the cancer may have spread. My heart sunk into deep compassion with thoughts of her and what lies before her. Then I moved onto thoughts of her husband, their small children, her parents, siblings, and all those who love her. All…

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Surroundings Can Greatly Enhance Art Experiences

Surroundings Can Greatly Enhance Art Experiences

 I was mesmerized as I watched the feathered blades of Peter Griz’s “Sculpture in Motion” slowly spin in the breeze. Lake water washed over rocks of the nearby shore. Surroundings can greatly enhance our art experiences, I smiled. The sound of water was constant and calming.  I was surrounded by the art, the wind and the water at the Veterans Memorial Park, Boyne City, Michigan. I appreciated how the sculptures in this city were creatively displayed for public enjoyment.  For…

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Is Your Creative Self Stuck?

Is Your Creative Self Stuck?

Sometimes we get stuck.  It happens. On Friday my writing class is going to meet at the local public library to spend time in the children’s section. We will sit in the little colorful chairs (if we can fit) and immerse ourselves in the magic of a few children’s stories filled with lots of pictures. I know already some will love this idea while others may grumble and think I’ve lost it.  Why am I doing this?  Because sometimes our creative…

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