Wednesday, August 26, 2009

red rose

red rose
Originally uploaded by olivosartstudio
This week, we have had a very small group of students in the studio with us- it has been fun and relaxing.
Yesterday however, we had a couple of mishaps in the studio..and our trip to the National gallery of Art had to be canceled. Instead, we decided to go for a walk in the neighborhood to make sketches and gather objects for canvas pieces.

I set off with our small group of young artists on the trails, a couple of them not too enthused...however, within minutes, we had found a running brook- and with feet in the water, everyone seemed to fall into the adventure!

Soon we found a shade garden and a sunny garden, a beautiful and huge rose garden... huge butterflies and milk bugs...but most importantly: we found great beauty all around us- no need to get on a train or a plane.... after hiking in the urbs, I hope that everyone learned that beauty can be found in our own backyard.

I thought of these quotes:

Forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair. ~Kahlil Gibran

Art gallery? Who needs it? Look up at the swirling silver-lined clouds in the magnificent blue sky or at the silently blazing stars at midnight. How could indoor art be any more masterfully created than God's museum of nature? ~Grey Livingston


Zooleft said...

I am more inspired every day sitting in my own back yard than at most gallery shows I have ever attended, and believe me I have attended lots all over the world. Glad you found this to be true! :)

Almost Precious said...

Some times all we need to do in order to find beauty is to merely open our eyes. Glad to read that you taugh your students that beauty can be found all around us.