“Every child is an artist. The trick is how to remain an artist when he grows up.” -Pablo Picasso
I used to draw with my brothers for hours on Saturday mornings watching Looney Tune cartoons. I still have some of my pencil drawings. It was one of my favorite things to do. You might ask what happened?
What happened to the Artist
being a girl in a house full of men
growing up in a family where women were only thought of as servants, not friends
so, this young girl left home at an early age and began her own family
never completely abandoning the Artist/Writer within
the writer still writes and the artist still creates
© Anita Adams
As Pablo Picasso says- The trick is to remain an artist when he (she) grows up.
This is one of my favorite pieces of Art by Picasso ‘Nude’
I love this image by Frederic Leighton entitled “Flaming June”.
The painting evokes:
- afternoon naps
- flowing dresses
- and bare feet.
The only thing missing for me is the smell of honeysuckle which is so rich in the month of June.
Sweetness abounds! All one has to do is open your eyes and look around.
~ Anita Adams
Learning more about the Amherst Writers and Artists Method.
via Welcome Writers — Called to Write
For those who are unfamiliar with the Amherst Writers & Artists (AWA) method, let me share the following.
The AWA Method is based in the following philosophy.
These affirmations rest on a definition of personhood based in equality, and a definition of writing as an art form available to all persons.
- Everyone has a strong, unique voice.
- Everyone is born with creative genius.
- Writing as an art form belongs to all people, regardless of economic class or educational level.
- The teaching of craft can be done without damage to a writers original voice or artistic self-esteem.
- A writer is someone who writes.
For more about the Amherst Writers & Artists method, please visit: Amherst Writers & Artists (AWA)