TAKE TWO

ART. Such a big word for three letters. 

What is Art? What is Art’s purpose and place in our lives, community, country and the world? How do we engage with Art? How is Art made? And by whom? Who are the Artists? What is their purpose and place in the world? 

The responses engendered by these questions              are diverse     
                                                                                                 depend on time, 
                                                                                                           place,
                                                                                                      culture,
                                                                                                 class,
                                                                                         and the individual answering 

No matter the answers… 

Whether Art is          displayed in the most famed galleries,  on the side of a local corner market,
                                   the refrigerator door, our bodies, can be heard in a concert hall,
                                   or seen on the stage or screen 

Whether the Artist is known by name, by many, by a few…or not at all
Whether she is trained or self-taught… 

Whether the piece was created digitally or by hand, with the finest of brushes, or the body…    
             on a canvas, a brick wall, the sidewalk, or a piece of scrap paper… 

             with sound, chalk, fabric, water color, wood, or found objects…            
             with the most eloquent of words penned with a quill, a fountain pen, a typewriter or a No. 2 
      pencil… 

Whether it is the work of many or of one    
             created to comment, reflect, heal, challenge or transform 

Whether it was a midnight inspiration, a carefully planned execution, or done on commission… 

Whether it be playful, disruptive, an offering or an act of war… 

Whether it be
Whatever it be 

(I think) 

              Art should be personal.
              Both in its creation and its reception. 

And TAKE TWO is a chance to explore that which is personal to each of us through creating and sharing Art

Project prompts will be posted twice a month, and will take either about Two Minutes, Two Hours, Two Days, Two Weeks to complete. 

In their relative simplicity, I hope that these projects will help anyone at any skill level cut through any encumbrances standing between them and their art. 

But! Before we begin, let me encourage you to procure a box, a drawer, a chest or whatever kind of receptacle you like to keep all of your Take Two projects because… 

Well, because you made them, and they are worthy of being kept… because you made them. 

Now, let us begin!

ART. Such a big word for three letters. 

What is Art? What is Art’s purpose and place in our lives, community, country and the world? How do we engage with Art? How is Art made? And by whom? Who are the Artists? What is their purpose and place in the world? 

The responses engendered by these questions                           are diverse
                                            depend on time,
                                                place,
                                      culture,
                               class,
                     and the individual answering 

No matter the answers… 

Whether Art is
          displayed in the most famed
          galleries,  on the side of a local
          corner
market,
          the refrigerator door, our bodies,
          can be heard in a concert hall,
          or seen on the stage or screen 

Whether the Artist is known by name, by many, by a few…or not at all
Whether she is trained or self-taught… 

Whether the piece was created digitally or by hand, with the finest of brushes, or the body…   
         on a canvas, a brick wall, the sidewalk, or a piece of scrap paper… 
          with sound, chalk, fabric, water color, wood, or found objects…
         with the most eloquent of words penned with a quill, a fountain pen, a typewriter or a No. 2
         pencil… 

Whether it is the work of many or of one
          created to comment, reflect, heal, challenge or transform 

Whether it was a midnight inspiration, a carefully planned execution, or done on commission… 

Whether it be playful, disruptive, an offering or an act of war… 

Whether it be
Whatever it be 

(I think) 

              Art should be personal.
              Both in its creation and its
          reception. 

And TAKE TWO is a chance to explore that which is personal to each of us through creating and sharing Art

Project prompts will be posted twice a month, and will take either about Two Minutes, Two Hours, Two Days, Two Weeks to complete. 

In their relative simplicity, I hope that these projects will help anyone at any skill level cut through any encumbrances standing between them and their art. 

But! Before we begin, let me encourage you to procure a box, a drawer, a chest or whatever kind of receptacle you like to keep all of your Take Two projects because… 

Well, because you made them, and they are worthy of being kept… because you made them. 

Now, let us begin!