Creative Wisdom: Baby Steps

September 19, 2012

I’ve just spent the entire day at the middle school, working with their horn players – and recruiting a few new ones. I’m completely exhausted. No wonder my kids don’t want to get their homework out of the way right when they walk in the door.

Alphonse Mucha

So – since it’s almost time for the rest of the troops to come in and get food before we rush off to various sports – today’s baby step is very small.

Choose a piece of art you love. Look at it.
Analyze what it is about it that you love.

Mucha? I love, love, love his use of pattern, the sinuous lines hat lead the eye on a journey up and around and back again. In the print above, there is a repetition of the round shape and the organic but angular branching forms.

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