‘A’ is for Art!
Today is the first day of the A to Z Challenge and I have chosen “Art for the letter A”
Normally when we think of art, we think of painters and sculptors, but there is so much more to art than those.
Art goes way back to the beginning of civilization. Imagine pictures etched on the walls of caves using a rock.
I enjoy art in all of its forms, but the fascination for me lies in the process, the creation, and how it all comes together and sometimes all you need are a couple of items and your imagination.
As children, we could take a sheet of paper and turn it into an airplane.
And some people have the talent to go further. Bending, folding, and twisting that one simple sheet of paper into intricate shapes.
Drawing is easy. Anyone can draw a straight line and then add a few more and you have a square.
Add another square and a few well placed lines and now your square is a cube, Who knew! 🙂
Add and connect more lines and before you know it, you have;
(I’m not an artist, but I don’t think I did too bad.)
But there are so many more ways to make art.
Sculptors can take a lump of clay and turn it into a vase.
Dancing, music, and even exercise are a form of art.
(Think of doing crunches to sculpt some awesome abs!)
Sand can be turned into a sand sculpture.
Photography is an art.
And writing is art, also. Start with just one word;
Add a few more words and you have a sentence.
The crisp red apple was sweet and juicy.
And as you add more sentences you create a paragraph.
Keep adding paragraphs and you have a story.
But, alas, we are all creatures of habit. We want to know how it will turn out. Whether it is a new recipe, a story, a painting, or a song we want to taste, hold, feel, see, or hear the finished product.
I’m not going to quote him word for word, because I don’t have the book in front of me, but Stephen King said in the last book of “The Dark Tower” series, that it doesn’t matter how it ends, it is the journey that should be the most enjoyable.
What is your favorite part of art?
Will you look at art differently now?