Thursday, April 1, 2010

A is for April & ART




I have almost joined the
A-Z Challenge
over at

And since I haven't really committed and I was going to
post something anyway about all the different forms of

ART

I thought this could just work to be included in the
madness of posting something each day in April
except Sunday,  running through all the letters of the alphabet.

Beginning today April 1st with an A

Sometimes, we question what someone else thinks of as art.
Hideous pieces hanging in galleries, etc.
A really ugly dress.

But, in truth, ART surrounds us everyday.

The performing & visual arts...we all know & recognize them.

And, BTW, my son is a photographer of the commercial kind, but has
begun to have many private collectors who want his work in their homes
...he decided not to put his photo images into "museum" frames, but
to find a more creative way to show them. 
He devised a way to put together "found" and/or "recycled" materials
and created a one-of-a-kind frame for each image


 

& though he didn't originally think he was creating a work of art
in these frames, that is what they have become.

So now, we have the "art" of photography & the "art" of crafting
these very beautiful & precisely made boxes in which he mounts his image. 





my favorite image captured with the perfect light,
looking like a painting more than a photograph,
an old stand of huge banana plants in
Costa Rica after a rainstorm.
A photographer getting the perfect shot is an artist.



and then we could classify many other things as art, for example

culinary skills, as practiced by Cannelle & Vanille, see on my sidebar
the art of beautiful writing, Vicki Archer, French Essense
the art of beautiful dressmaking
the art of setting a awesome table
the art of gardening
the art of growing splendid tomatoes
the art of wrapping packages like Sande at A Gift Wrapped Life
the art of Tom Brady or Peyton Manning, and so many other
sports figures who are at the top of their game.
our hairdressers, our dressmakers, our cake designers
& florists, and for sure, the guys who work on our cars &
get it right the 1st time.
the visual creative people who style store windows, displays
throughout the store to keep a theme cohesive.
the person who did the lovely illustrative drawing at the top of this post
is definitely an artist.
the doctors who do brilliant work.

and an entire universe which we find in blogging of women & men
who are so excellent at what they do they, too, are artists.

& the very difficult art of communication, and on & on

anyone who does ANYTHING & is the peak of perfection when doing it is an
ARTIST

one doesn't learn the refinementsof life without studying,
and no one is given the art of gracefulness, graciousness, humor
without cultivating the style of these art forms.

You know what I mean.
Let's look around us everyday and be thankful for all the various
forms ART takes in our lives.
Oh yes, it does take extra time to be an artist, but it is so so worth it
when you know you've produced something divine.

Even making a proper bed is truly an art form, as I've been told
by many house guests.

 
  • Lee, the leader of our A-Z group, suggested I do A for Amethyst,
so here is a list of  semi-precious stones beginning with a A
 
Agate
Alexandrite
Amber
Amethyst
Amitrine
Apatite
Aquamarine
Aventurine
Azurite
 

 
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xx's Marsha


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