Family-themed art is a look into one's living room; it depicts celebration, crises, and the quiet moments of familial interactions.
You look out the window, and, not for the first time that day, thought about how wrong the weather forecast had been. “But then again,” you reason with yourself, “This is Missouri, and they hardly get the forecast right anyway. I should really stop putting so much stock into what the news anchors say.”
“Is it Okay?”
A mere apology from this world will never be enough for what it has done to you. You went through an immense amount of pain of which only a pinch of was known of.
The importance of Art Workshops in a Summer Camp
Summer camps are an excellent way for your kids to spend part of their time off. Your children can forge new friendships, develop new interests, and become more independent. While conventional summer camps with outdoor trips, wilderness tours, and sleepover camps are a great option for younger kids, they are often not suitable. If you are looking for a good elementary summer program, how about enrolling your child in an art workshop? Here’s why we think art workshops are the best way to foster creative thinking in children:
Seven Stories, One Easel
I am awoken by what sounds like 100 bees flying right next to my ear, as well as an irritatingly painful scratching on my chest. I slowly open my eyes and I see my brother, Douglas kneeling next to me, with his face intensely focused on my torso. I push him away saying something along the lines of, “What the fuck Doug!?” He giggles in his notorious, feminine-like giggle that he only let out when he was somewhere between nervous and humored. I realize he has a full tattoo kit next to him, and a tattoo needle hovering an inch above my bare chest. I slap the needle from his hand and repeat the words I had just said. “Check it out” he says with the enthusiasm a child has as their parents open up their Christmas gift. I run to the bathroom and lift my shirt. I am beyond speechless as I realize there is a tattoo on my chest. A real one, real fucking ink on my real fucking chest. I examine in more and see the beauty it actually withholds. Douglas was never artistic! What is going on!? There is a sailboat pushing its way through rough waters. It is a simple drawn sailboat with just a few geometric shapes to create it. The boat has ‘DMW’ inscribed in it, my brothers initials. The flag on the top of the boat is purple, the color of the overdose awareness ribbon. Around the decal is a quote, “I cannot control the wind, I can only adjust my sails.” That was my brothers favorite quote, he learned it during his 250-day stint in rehab and preached about its hidden meanings for months. I turned to look at him to ask him how the hell he did this to me, but he was gone.
Get Out of My Face
Art has never been a strong outlet for me, especially growing up in a town that stigmatizes this behavior. Growing up as a young man in a small town has been the most challenging experience I have encountered. After overcoming addictions, and learning how to go after things in life, nothing has been tougher than existing in a small town with no outlet.
I'm alone. How did I get here? Who am I? Why am I here? What happened before this moment where I find myself in the middle of a thick purple mist?
12 Fun Art Projects for Kids
Coloring is the perfect rainy day activity. It’s kid-tested and parent-approved, and it’s undeniably better for brain development than sitting in front of the television for hours. However, even the most creative children run out of artistic ideas eventually. What follows is a list of fun coloring projects to try out when a little inspiration is needed.