Thursday, September 8, 2016

The Fine Art of Taking Time

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The Fine Art of Taking Time

Nobody sees a flower -- really -- it is so small it takes time -- we haven't time -- and to see takes time, like to have a friend takes time.

- Georgia O'Keeffe -

The Fine Art of Taking Time

"When I tell people I'm an artist they usually tell me they can't draw. I'm not sure when art became conflated with realistically representing things by making marks on surfaces, but I bet it was before cameras and copy machines. I carved this rickshaw for my friend to print onto fabric so she could have a rickshaw skirt. The lack of perfection is part of the art. However, transferring information from your eyes through your hands is a fascinating activity, and has much more to do with seeing than drawing. Actually seeing is pretty intense..." So begins this lovely, meandering reflection by artist Ellie Cross that includes among a slew of other intriguing elements, a former street cat, the festival of Holi, sundry artistic endeavors in India, and the fine art of taking time.
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Make time to truly see today. Whether it is a flower, a friend or your own face in the mirror.


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