Art on the side

So much to do – so little time – art on the side.

Where to start? – at the beginning of course …

When I was young, plans just formed, play just happened, eyes were bigger, hearts and hands opened wider!

Instruments -paper, pen, pencil was best – as long as an eraser was attached at the end. Drawing commenced with my brothers and me – whatever we pleased. Watching Looney Tunes while eating Cocoa-Cocoa Crispies!

What a way to begin a Saturday or Snow Day with chocolate and art at our fingertips!

Art is imagination wide open! A place to explore with paper and pencil, sticks and music by the creek water trickles!

All is possible while looking and listening to one’s surroundings. A piece is created by the art of imagination!

Listening to Joni Mitchell while creating a collage! Two poster boards, magazines, glue, scissors, windows and a jar!

Journal out thoughts – prayers end the day. Then off to bed, dreaming of the next day’s play!

My play days ended far too soon.

However, I still dream of Art on the Side by the light of the crescent moon .

~ Anita Adams 2/23/2019

Pablo Picasso speaks

“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’

 

Pablo Picasso nude