when you go to the grocery
to get some ice
for your food
after a wild and windy rainstorm
knocked your power out
you pull out your bags of ice
only to find
a secret ice cream stash
placed there by a brilliant grocery worker
hidden for later
and your day is made.
“greater than the tread of mighty armies is an idea whose time has come.”
pancake mix playdough
kinder create something new.
“a child’s attitude toward everything is an artist’s attitude.”
“this is my mom.”
“art is the elimination of the unnecessary.”
the theory of loose parts and the right to be creative.
(kinders live this every day)
“in any environment,
both the degree of inventiveness and creativity,
possibility of discovery,
are directly proportional
to the number
and kind of
variables in it.”
-theory credit: Simon Nicholson – The Theory of Loose Parts, 1971
A pencil drawing by a 16 year old Irish girl has won a National Art Competition. Shania McDonagh is tipped as a future top artist. The man she drew is a Fisherman and Seaweed Harvester named Coleman Coyne. There’s a story in every line.
“His name is Coleman Coyne, and he’s from Connemara in County Galway. He passed away earlier this year. The portrait is done using graphite pencil, and it took around 100 hours of drawing to complete the portrait.” – Shania McDonagh
“youth is the gift of nature, but age is a work of art.”
-stanislaw jerzy lec
credits: soul alchemy, word porn
“the man who has no imagination has no wings.”
tiny kinder spent nearly an hour
not asking for any help
very carefully snipping tiny pieces
from the roll of sticky green tape
placing them on her fringed orange paper.
when she was happy with what she had created
her beautiful piece of art was done.
“great things are done by a series of small things brought together.”
-vincent van gogh
this crew has built their own airplane.
they are flying to australia.
it will take them “70 miles long” to get there.
i have no doubt they will arrive safely and on time.
“to invent an airplane is nothing. to build one is something. but to fly is everything.
when you combine
dots, pencils, whales, glitter, markers, acorn caps. and glue
and make them into a good day.
“the visionary starts with a clean sheet of paper, and re-imagines the world.”