September 26

Make Art a Part…Week 7

Posted by lori . 6 Comments



For the last seven weeks, I’ve been working through the e-course, Make Art a Part (of Your Life).  This week’s reading was “exploration.”  Kaitlyn talks about experiencing art when you travel and introduces a contributor that offers great travel tips.  One of my favorites is, “Check the gift shop first.”  That way you can see what works the museum or gallery deems particularly important.  I led a tour at Copshaholm yesterday, and I did just that.  The postcards available were pictures of three of the rooms and an exterior shot.  That advice was right on target.  Copshaholm is particularly important because the home was given to the Center for History intact, just as the Oliver family lived in it; so it is fitting that the postcards were of the outside of the home and rooms.   

After every section, Kaitlyn asks a question that has you consider the material in your own life.  This week she asks, “Where was the last place you visited (big or small, any town or city other than where you currently live).  Were you able to make art a part of your experience?  If not, find out how you could have.  Where would you most like to experience art in the world?  Why?

My answer is West Lafayette, Indiana where my daughter is attending Purdue University.  I have not made art a part of my experience there, but I plan to change that.  When I visit her this year, I plan to take in many of the sights before her time there is up.  I’ll post about some of our discoveries in the future.  If I could experience art anywhere in the world, I would pick Great Britain.  I’ve never been there and would love to see many of the places and things that I have come to love through my interest in English literature and history.

The creation exercise this week was “cooking.”  Oh boy!  I don’t like to cook!  But I gave it a shot and made these cupcakes.  May I say that the “cooking” projects were 1000 times better than my little cupcakes.

If you’d like to participate in this e-course, you may register at any time.  Once registered, you’ll have access to the full course for one year.  You can complete it at your own pace.  The cost is $45.00 and you can sign up here.  Kaitlyn also had a wonderful blog, isavirtue.

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6 Responses to " Make Art a Part…Week 7"

  • I have been reading your posts, but have not commented. This week I had to! Making art part of the experience when you visit other places! I used to drag my husband into galleries both public and commercial and quit becasue he complained so much.
    I will have to do that again!

    • lori says:

      Thank you for stopping by, Barb. I love reading your blog. You capture Nellie and Kozmo’s personalities so well. I always leave your blog smiling.

  • houndstooth says:

    I think the cupcakes look pretty darned good! I’m not big on cooking, but I love baking, especially this time of year.

    I was in Springfield on Saturday, but it was all dog stuff. The closest I got to admiring art was seeing the Ferris wheel inside Scheel’s! 😛 I do love it when I get to take in art of some kind on a trip. If you’re still going to Dewey, make sure you check out the art show there. It’s one of my favorite things, even if they don’t let you take pictures!

    • lori says:

      I’ve seen some of your creations on your blog. You are a baking artist. Thank you for the compliment on my humble cupcakes. I took them in to work on Monday and they all got eaten…so even if they weren’t especially pretty, they must have tasted good.

  • patience says:

    mmm are you kidding? those are beautiful and they look gorgeous.

    i love how you thought of a city that isn’t traditionally a place you would consider exploring…it’s just an adjacent part of your life. good luck though – i hope it’s fun lori!

    i know..the gift shop tip is dead on isn’t it??

  • Hi everybody!
    Thanks for stopping by my birthday pawty! I had a really awsome time and I can’t wait until I have another one next year.
    It was a whole bunch of fun.

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