What is your definition of artistic? I'd really love to know.
Do you consider yourself to be artistic?
I have spent years wishing that I was artistic and feeling quite a failure in that department.
I can't draw.
Give me watercolours and a paintbrush and I can't paint either.
On my first day at my Grammar School, we had to create a picture of something that we had done in the summer holidays.
(If only I could have written about it!! )
Anyway, I remember this art lesson very well, as I was sitting beside a very talented girl, who at 11 was a most gifted artist. She drew horses, amongst other things and her creation was nothing short of a masterpiece.
Mine? Well, my parents had taken me to Blackpool that summer and one evening we went to see...The Dave Clark Five!
And that's what I chose to draw. It was a disaster and I certainly was not 'Glad All Over' and neither was the art mistress!
(If you are a lot younger than me, 'Glad All Over' was a huge hit for this group,at the time)
But, in spite of what I think is my lack of artistic ability, I have always loved art, appreciated art, enjoyed teaching different techniques and most of all, displaying children's art in my classroom.
I find it easy to work 'simple' because for me, simple is effective.
And this is what I did yesterday, in the midst of trying to finish off a few things ( plus watching two football matches, cooking a roast meal etc etc !)
Simple creations with paper and buttons!
Hope you have a creative week, whatever you might be doing!
And before I forget, the winner of the railway poster competition is Emma, of Jellybelly* Jellybrain. (Your comment cracked me up!)