True creativity and artistic expression emerges from the heart & soul as it pours itself upon it's chosen template in hopes to captivate the self into further expression. True creative process need not be driven by rules, guidelines, and any other self-limiting illusion. As children we understand the freedom of the creative process, as our creations allow the self to express without any judgement. We allow the flow of the moment with a nonsensical joy that becomes the essence of the true artist. That child can be of any chronological age as rules do not apply.
As parents, caregivers, and ourselves allow the...
The process of home made finger paint making is so easy. The kids will enjoy whipping up their favorite colors as they dream up ways to put it to work. Creating and rendering art with children is fun, rewarding, and centering as we witness their innate sense of wonderment and awe around all possibilities.
Here at Artified we believe in creating easy, inexpensive ways to make art happen. Allow us to share a few home made paint ideas that you can try.
Non-Cook Finger Paints
Blend 1/2 cup of flour with 1/2 cup of salt. Add 1/2 cup of...
Doing art with your children as they lead the process as often as you can is more important than doing the housework-the housework can wait. It is so very important to share in playtime with our kids, for them as well as ourselves as a caregiver. Keeping a child's excitement alive and wrapped around elements of surprise with new art ideas, ones that will always challenge a child to grow into their own sense of the world, is essential to the well-being and contentment in a child's life. Complete trust and solid bonding is what happens when you join your child...
Mozart. Beethoven. Chopin.
Rembrandt. Picasso. Monet.
We all know it when we see or hear it.
We all innately know that creating artistic beauty and complexity that leaves us marveling for centuries requires extraordinary intelligence. No one can craft a masterpiece without it.
It only stands to reason then, that art, like any other form of intelligence, must be accessed, practiced and honed in order to advance it. And as neuroscience research continually affirms, exercising one area of intelligence has a positive effect on another.
It was one of the most incredible moments of my life. Yesterday I launch ARTIFIED at the Arlington studios. My friends and family showed up once again to support me and this labor of love I have poured my heart and soul into. Thank you to all of those people who have encouraged, supported and loved me along this challenging and incredible journey. Thank you also to all of the people who discouraged me from my dream and who didn't believe I could do it... you also brought me here today.
I feel so full of love and so excited...