Aaron’s word of inspiration this week is art.
I love to go to art galleries. I think there is something so wonderful about looking at a piece of art work that someone has painted or captured with a camera, or formed using their hands and various different textiles. There is one art gallery here in Toronto that I adore! It’s called The Power Plant and it’s right on the water at the Harbour Front Centre. It is quite a journey to get down there, about an hour or so on the TTC, but I love it. Most likely because I get to ride a streetcar. I don’t know what it is about streetcars but I love them!
It’s a lovely afternoon outing. I go down and explore their galleries. It only takes about 30 minutes to go through the whole thing, and it’s free. Which is amazing because I never understand their installations. I never understand any installations. In any museum or gallery. Like seriously how am I supposed to know what the artist was trying to convey through their art? It’s so strange to me but I like to go and appreciate their work all the same. And then when I’m done, I like to take a walk along the boardwalk and see the lake and then grab a delicious beaver tail and inhale it while waiting for the TTC to head back to my home.
Like most people, I’m going to say that I can’t do art. I don’t think that I have any artistic ability. When I say that, I mean that I don’t have any visual art ability. If you ask me to draw you a picture, it will be very poorly done and probably will not look like what you wanted in the first place.
But art comes in so many different forms! And when I think about it, I think that I have a lot of artistic abilities! Just not as a famous painter.
First of all, my nails. People say it’s a real artistic ability but I’m not exactly sure that it is. I won’t argue with you though if you say it is. It does take patience and a little bit of skill and I’m super proud of them when they look all pretty. And come back tomorrow for probably a nail art post because they are being changed today.
And I love to take photographs. I haven’t sold any or anything but I love them and I think they are really nice.
And I write. I love this blog and wish I had more time/motivation to write and to write other things. But when I do get the chance to write, I see it as a freeing experience and another form of my own personal artistic expression.
Lastly, while some might not agree, I think teaching is a form of art. You have to dazzle and create this world of learning and love of information for kids. Where they can explore in a safe place and have that connection to what they are learning! Through spoken words and actions, you are a story teller for every lesson.
So while I will constantly say I’m not an artist, maybe perhaps deep down inside I actually am?