Are you tired of the Pokemon phenomenon yet? It takes me back to when I started teaching and had to take away all the Pokemon pongs during class because the sixth graders were out of control with their virtual games. It seems like Pokemon is a good distraction for some, but what about art? Art is an even better way to reconnect with your own imagination and allows people to create their own virtual worlds. Without art, I might be on the hunt for some of those characters too, who knows? However, to me, art is something that is much deeper, carries more pleasure, and allows me to delve into new ways of making and creating.
This week I delved into painting on wood. I’m still working out the logistics, but I really like seeing the wood grain in my work. I think it’s something that I’ll continue to play around with and do some experimenting.
So as you ponder life’s questions throughout the week- maybe ask yourself this: What makes up your virtual world? Who or what is in it? What does it look like? How does it evolve?