Thursday, March 1, 2012

day 265: picasso helps me put a mini art gallery together :)

100 days to go, 100 days to go, la la lala la la, 100 days to go :)

ok now i have that off my chest, welcome to day 265, and it has taken me a while to get to this pinterest creation because i have never graffitied anything in my life before the size of a wall ... but i reckon this creation inspired from sarah's tumblr board and pinned to my home school projects board is totally worth it!  in fact, this is one of the first things i pinned about a year ago when i joined pinterest ... who knew then how i would come to depend on my friendship with this spectacular site ;)

any way, let us not get sidetracked from today's creation, where i take to the walls of our classroom with a sharpie and pretend like i am pablo picasso.  really nothing could be truer than the half quote i am writing on the wall from picasso,

every child is an artist

the man was an absolute genius as an artist, but when he opened his mouth it was mind blowing.  some of my favourite quotes come from this man, for example the other half of the quote above is,

the problem is staying an artist when you grow up

another of my absolute favourites is this one from picasso,

inspiration exists, it just has to find you working

ahhh, the man speaks the truth, even when you don't want to hear it.  i have taken so long to put up an art space on the wall as i knew the only way i could achieve it was to hand write it and i really didn't want to have my wonky handwriting on the wall for everyone to see :)  but as the team at pinterest says, 'done is better than perfect' and they are totally right.  the peeps have been churning out some awesome artwork over the last few weeks and they deserved the bare space on the wall to be turned into a mini gallery to show their wares off. so i set to with sharpie in hand and just DID IT :)

the before :)  yes, that is pinterest in on the laptop screen!

the after, before the artwork was installed!

the completed gallery, complete with it's first installations!~

outcome:  the artwork looks superb and the peeps are incredibly proud to have their own mini art gallery ... and they should be.  today was a lesson in getting over ones self and doing things as opposed to worrying about perfection.  i am absolutely certain picasso himself would have been proud of me today, even if aging has taken away my ability to be an awesome artist ;)

i would LOVE to thank the person who's original concept this is, but alas i can not find them :(  whoever you are, thank you.  it's creations like today,s that make you realise how little things like this can make your children's day, and it certainly did :)


Jenny said...

well judging by that lettering I'd say there's an artist in you still!!
Love the mini art gallery and looks like Polly and Ben are budding crafters too :0)
Congrats on your first piece of legal graffiti...... watch out neighbourhood :0)
Jenny x

Jen W. said...

Those are both fabulous quotes and the second one speaks to me especially.
Your handwriting looks darn good to me as do the creations by the peeps - love those cityscapes!
And what are you gonna do once the 100 days are up? You'd better not abandon us in blogland!

Nadine said...

Wait, what? Do you mean in 100 days you're going to STOP??I'm in denial . . (But I love your handwriting.)

Kirsty, New Zealand said...

nah, i love my blog mates too much to leave ;) besides i have something else planned for the coming year .. hehehehee ;)