Monday, July 13, 2009

My favorite Artists

"The job of the artist is always to deepen the mystery."
~ Francis Bacon
In whatever one does
there must be a relationship
between the eye and the heart."
~ Henri Cartier-Besson

"Art must be an expression of love
or it is nothing." ~ Marc Chagall

Only when he no longer knows
what he is doing
does the painter do good things."
~ Edgar Degas

"Painting is easy for those
that do not know how,
but very difficult
for those that do!"
~ Edgar Degas
"Art is not what you see,
but what you make others see."
~ Edgar Degas

"Art is a passion
or it is nothing."
~ Robert Fry

The most beautiful thing
we can experience
is the mysterious."
~ Albert Einstein

"I shut my eyes in order to see."
~ Paul Gaugin

I saw a little ad
in the newspaper
a few weeks ago
when I was planning
the children's fantastic summer!
This place looked fun.
We checked it out last week!
If you live near here-
Oh wait, no one that reads this blog
lives near here : )-
You should go!
Or, you could come visit us
and we could take you!

I hope you make some beautiful art today!


Trudy said...

Great pics and what a tremendous opportunity for the kids...I love it!

drewmark19 said...

I map-quested this place, and it's only about 2 hours away from my brother and sister-in-law's house. It even looks close to being on the way to their place! Who knows? We might be able to add that as a stop on the way. Sometime this summer, we're definitely going to Idlewild. (My kids absolutely loved it there.) We also know that there are some good train spots in PA. When I get a chance, I'm going to make a road trip plan (which, of course, will totally revolve around my kiddos' interests.)

Pumpkin Delight said...

Oh, this place looks great! I love art and art rooms and art places. I bet they had a blast!

Busy Bee Suz said...

I really love all these pictures..children being creative..this is a wondrous thing.
What a great way to express lucky they are to have YOU to let them do this.

there is the smallest chance that I could be in PA this summer...but further from you I think....oh just the glimmer of a chance????

Gary Rith Pottery Blog said...

oh goodness, that is the most awesome bunch of pics!

Marilyn said...

How intense these artists are! So cute. Great pictures and great quotes.

Sally's World said...

had a few minutes to catch up,so just popped in to say hi... i've missed your blog, this swine flu is making it so hard for the kids, glad i popped in tho, these pictures made me smile and as usual your words calmed me...thank you

sal xxx

Martha in PA said...

I LIVE near this place and might just check it out! Thanks for sharing!

He & Me + 3 said...

My kids all love art. These pictures are so great. I think that art is so important in their development. Great shots.

Nurse Nancy said...

Everyone looks happy and focused...what a great place!

Grandma J said...

You take the best pictures, and you capture the thoughts in the heads of those kids...I swear!

I admire the activities you expose them to instead of a summer full of tv and video games.

Darlene said...

That looks like a really neat place!! Great pictures!

Alicia said...

How cute!!

I shared similar pictures when my kids were at day camp at church!!! LOL!

Melinda said...

I wish we had cool stuff like this near by...dirt roads are hardly condusive to heavy traffic and thriving businesses : )

Queenie Jeannie said...

So beautiful!!! Thank you!

mamamia said...

this looks like a truly wonderful place. Now that you have won the greatest mother ever award, what are you going to do? love you to the farthest galaxy!

April said...

Art is such a great way to stir one's imagination. The problem is I can't even draw a stick figure! LOL! Your pictures make me SMILE!

Dawn said...

oh your little artists are fantastic! what a great thing to do over the summer!

Kelly said...

I love these kinds of activities! The pictures are great!

septembermom said...

Love all those quotes and photos! I think it's wonderful when children explore their creativity through art. The world needs thoughtful, inspired artists always.

Big Hair Envy said...

Those photos are PRICELESS! Isn't it a shame that they lose that sense of wonder about the time they hit middle school?? I used to let Snow White make Christmas gifts each year for her grandparents. She took so much pride in presenting them with their custom-made gifts! Now, the only crafts we do involve glitter application!!!

Diane said...

Great pictures and great artwork!

Karen Deborah said...

I did and it was edible!
love me some kids art, have it framed all over the house.

Live.Love.Eat said...

Arts n' sparks. Sounds cute!!!!!! And nice and cool inside for a hot summer day!! You're such a good mommy.

mimi said...

Those pics are wonderful! Makes me want to buy an easel and get to work. The kids looked so into their art work. I'd love to bring my crew and visit!

Sandy Toes said...

That does look like a wonderful place!
sandy toe

antoinette marie said...

looks like such a good time....adorable pics and kids....whatta great mommie to fish out such a fun place to go! blessings...

Sonya said...

They look like they are so intent!! I hope they really enjoyed it. :)

Amy @ Living Locurto said...

Love seeing kids painting and being creative! Looks like they were having a blast.

cheryl said...

Oh, it's so wonderful to see children taking part in creativity! The photos, the quotes and he children - all so beautiful and inspiring. I will indeed be back to visit. And, thank you for stopping by my blog (via Caroline & CED)
keep shining!

Liz said...

It looks like a fun place. Great pictures!

sunnyme said...

I love your pictures, once again.
I jealous not to live in your area. Looks like a lot of fun, the place you went.

jennykate77 said...

Ah, it's THE art center! :) Looks like it's well worth the $ and the kiddos are having a WONDERFUL time! You're the coolest mom EVER!