Artists at Work

As we traipsed through MASS MoCA, we found ourselves in the children’s area. It was delightful. There was an art bar where kids could go to get lunchboxes filled with art supplies. They took them to a table and began creating. As I watched a man and girl twisting pipe cleaners together, I was reminded of the artists in my life, and how I’m super fortunate to have so many creative souls around me.

The little girl’s pipe-cleaner art reminded me of Mollie’s Christmas creation.

These artists have the ability to take basic elements and turn them into something beautiful!

Sometimes simply fun, too.

One of my favorite parts of my existence is living with an artist, and viewing the creation process as it evolves.

To see the final results of that 2017 Christmas present in motion, check out Chris’ posts on his site.

I think that artistic dna passed on to our sons as well. Zeb’s mountain board element designs are pretty awesome. I wrote about that a bit last summer. The elements are constructed from recycled materials.

And then there is the musical art. Our son CJ performs as DJ Nevermore for events. You can see him in action on Facebook.

CJ performing December 2017.

I think he must have gotten some of his musical ability from Mom Pollock. I love listening to her play the keyboard at home as she practices for playing in church each Sunday. Here she is, playing for the Easter service in 2018.

I could probably go on forever about the artistry I see in Lauren’s coffee-making, Hudi’s savory delights, etc. But it’s difficult to describe the perfection of taste. That will have to be a writing challenge for another day. But the art is still appreciated.

Let your creative and imaginative mind run freely; it will take you places you never dreamed of and provide breakthroughs that others once thought were impossible.

Idowu Koyenikan, Wealth for All: Living a Life of Success at the Edge of Your Ability

4 responses to “Artists at Work”

  1. Wow. All this makes me think of the Avenue Road Arts School in Toronto. I only know about it because my ex-husband’s current wife founded this school… This year they’re celebrating its 25th Anniversary, and my son (the film editor!) is just putting the finishing touches on a documentary about it. I was privileged to see a cut of it – so far – and it looks like such a great place for making art! An oasis of freedom and creativity! The quote you used above by Idowu Koyenikan fits it to a tee!!

    • That place sounds great! I will have to watch that documentary when it becomes available 🙂

      • Meanwhile you and/or your artist hubby should take a look at the website. The school is really unique.

  2. I already did. And was particularly drawn to (see what I did there?) the Drawing for the Terrified class 🙂

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