My brother told me about an online app that is a template for presentations, called Prezi. I made a one to show you:
Becoming an Artist
and here is what it says, if it doesn't load on your computer:
The hardest part is getting started.
To find enough inspiration and
belief in yourself that you go to that eisel, pick up some paints and
paper and pens, or pick up those collage materials and your journal, and
Becoming an Artist You've heard this before But first you have to
believe in yourself.
"You were born with wings.
Why prefer to crawl through life?" If you put in the time, your art will
Jack Kerouac said
"Something that you feel will find
its own form."
What touches you?
What gets your attention?
What in the world draws you
in mysterious ways
you might not even understand?
Don't strain. Plotinus said:
"We must not run after it, but we must
fit ourselves for the vision and then
wait tranquilly for it, as the eye waits
on the rising of the Sun which in its own time
appears above the horizon
and gives itself to our sight."
Rumi also said this: "Who could be so
Who comes to a lake for water
and sees the reflection of moon."
If we trust ourselves, look for the mystery,
and then do what comes naturally, our work will become authentic.
Our yearning to create will be satisfied. You do have a vision,
and if you long to create it visually (or musically,
or with your body, this can be applied to all the arts),
your work will SING.
and last, I want to leave you with this: "In the
language of the Tewa Indians, the three syllable term that is translated
as "art" or "creativity" actually means "water-wind-breath." This is a
beautiful evocation of the creative process. It's about catching the
current, about breathing in and breathing out. In-spiration is
literally breathing in Spirit; exhalation is releasing it into the