On AESTHETICS: Everyone makes aesthetic judgments every day (what to wear, how to decorate home, choice of car, etc.)

Many of our aesthetic judgments are based on INTUITION.

SATURATE yourself with art. Really LOOK at your surroundings.
(Go to galleries, museums, etc. and look at art books and websites)

TIME and a little INTEREST is all you need to enjoy participating in art activities.

A GOOD ARTWORK CONSIDERS THE WHOLE PAGE.

Art is FUN.

Everything is an EXPERIMENT. We LEARN by trying.

On CREATIVITY: Most people are more creative than they think they are.

Don’t expect to create a MASTERPIECE the first time. Practice, practice, practice.

On MATERIALS & SUPPLIES: You can pay $.30 for a brush, or you can pay $200. for a brush. I use garage sale items to do art and teach art, but also find that quality materials help.

A SKETCHBOOK is a journal. It is visual nourishment and a plan for future projects.

Artistic TALENT is not needed to enjoy artmaking.

Use PERSONAL IMAGES to express yourself in art.

The LANGUAGE of visual art speaks in ways words can’t.

RESEARCH.

ARTMAKING IS SIMPLE, BUT NOT EASY.

GIVE THE ARTIST IN YOU PERMISSION TO UNFOLD.

THERE IS NO RIGHT OR WRONG WAY TO PROJECT YOUR IDEAS IN ART. IT'S A PERSONAL MATTER.

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