Meet Oliver. He makes things. He makes wonderful, beautiful things. He investigates, discovers, imagines, observes, invents, plans, plays, arranges, transforms, and creates. These are all things that artists do. I believe that Oliver does them exceptionally well.
Here are a few of Oliver’s creations. *
Here is a link to a great post about Oliver’s boundless creativity.
Now here is something for you to try. It doesn’t matter how young or how old you are. It doesn’t matter how much art you have already made or if you are just a beginner. See if this helps you to investigate, discover, imagine, observe, invent, plan, arrange, play, transform, and create.
Close you eyes. Open them and see just what is front of you. Listen to the sounds around you. What do you smell? Don’t talk. Be still. Let your eyes see colors, see textures, see patterns, see dark parts and light parts. Now touch what is front of you. Take a moment. How do you feel?
You have just allowed yourself to take in a tiny bit of what is around you. You have taken a moment to see and to explore. If you take more moments as you walk and play and move through the day, you may enjoy this experience. You may do it more often. And, you may begin to collect things. You may see how the things you collect fit together. You may start to make things. Those creations may be art.
Maybe you are creative in a different way. If you, like Oliver, make things, feel free to share your thoughts and images here. Email firstname.lastname@example.org
*All images courtesy of Chantal Powell Big thanks to Oliver.