Tuesday, September 7, 2010

About This Blog...

Hi everyone!

My name is Katie and I figured it was time to make a blog.
My head is chock full of random facts and an appreciation of aesthetics and I just felt like it was time to share it with anyone who would listen.

My goal is to give you images and artists that stimulate your mind and inspire you.

So listen up- This is how this thing is gonna operate.

Artist of the Day
-I will find an artist who I have never heard about before (from random sources, which will be posted here for your convenience, too) and will provide an example of their work and a link that you can use to find out more about them. My BFA has taught me about all of the "great masters", but what about those other people? I hope that you can gain a new appreciation for art and that I can expand my knowledge on art history.

Project of the Day
-If I am working on an art project, I will post photos of the progress/product and will provide sources for where I got the idea and/or inspiration for the project.

Inspiration of the Day
-One of my best ideas was to begin a folder of images labeled "Inspiration" about four years ago. Any image that I see online that I fall in love with or that inspires me to creat
e, I save to this folder. I will post them for your enjoyment, too! If I can find sources, I will post it, but here's the disclaimer: There are thousands of images in this folder. I doubt I can account for all of them, but I'll do my best!

Multicultural Projects
-One thing that I love about Art Education is that you can pack your lessons full of tidbits about other cultures that children/students might not be exposed to otherwise. These
won't be daily, but as I find them, I'll post them and/or ideas to go along with them!

I hope that I'm not limited to just these categories, but as this blog evolves, so will my format for it. But, since I still have my training wheels, this will do! :)

Artist of the Day for September 7, 2010
Consuelo Gonzalez Amezcua
(found in a book I checked out from the library: The Latin American Spirit: Art and Artists in the United States, 1920-1970)
Consuelo Amezcua is a self-taught female artist who was born in Mexico and lived in Texas. Her work is very whimsical and seems more Indian/Aboriginal in style than any other Mexican-American artist that I've seen! You can view her work and learn more about her here:

Project of the Day for September 7, 2010

A 2.5" x 1.5" Linocut of Jose Guadalupe Posada's La Catrina
I'm getting very excited about Dia de los Muertos on November 1 & 2. I checked out lots of books about the holiday from our library to begin making crafts related to the holiday!

Inspiration of the Day
This image is from the New York Times from April 24, 2010
I wish it were larger! Sorry

Until next time, keep feeding your brain!

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