Why We &#9829 Art: Reasons 136 & 137

136: Art can take an ordinary object and escalate it to inspirational.  137: Art speaks to children and to our inner child.  Here are two experiential projects that exemplify both, using a universal favorite – balloons!

Martin Creed invited Chicagoans last fall to immerse themselves in rooms filled with balloons:
http://www2.mcachicago.org/2012/1351/

Christo and Jeanne-Claude built a monumental balloon that can be entered and experience from the inside:
http://www.christojeanneclaude.net/projects/big-air-package

Why We &#9829 Art: Reasons 136 & 137

136: Art can take an ordinary object and escalate it to inspirational.  137: Art speaks to children and to our inner child.  Here are two experiential projects that exemplify both, using a universal favorite – balloons!

Martin Creed invited Chicagoans last fall to immerse themselves in rooms filled with balloons:
http://www2.mcachicago.org/2012/1351/

Christo and Jeanne-Claude built a monumental balloon that can be entered and experience from the inside:
http://www.christojeanneclaude.net/projects/big-air-package

Art Appreciation: Father-Daughter Portrait Project

We adore this father-daughter photography project by a family from Australia.  Dad is a self-taught photographer and is sharing his appreciation for art with his daughter.  They’ve created an entire collection of portraits like this one, replicating or inspired by great masters like Vermeer and Velasquez.

To see more portraits in this series and learn about what went into this amazing collection, check out his website and blog:

http://www.billgekas.com/p1014938437

Stress: A Child’s Perspective

One of our artisitter® caregivers was recently faced with a child in distress, but never one to accept defeat, she came up with a creative solution.  The evening started out as a celebration when he lost his first tooth.  He couldn’t wait to leave it under his pillow for this Tooth Fairy he’d been hearing about.  But alas, tragedy struck; the tooth disappeared!  The little guy was now obviously distraught.  So our artisitter® caregiver came up with a clever artistic solution and proposed a Tooth Fairy Reminder Card to put under his pillow in place of the missing tooth. One side was titled, “Tooth Fairy Reminder” and they wrote his name and date, and the other side he decorated with a silly face.  He was so relieved and could now go to bed confident that the Tooth Fairy wouldn’t forget him!

Stress: A Child's Perspective

One of our artisitter® caregivers was recently faced with a child in distress, but never one to accept defeat, she came up with a creative solution.  The evening started out as a celebration when he lost his first tooth.  He couldn’t wait to leave it under his pillow for this Tooth Fairy he’d been hearing about.  But alas, tragedy struck; the tooth disappeared!  The little guy was now obviously distraught.  So our artisitter® caregiver came up with a clever artistic solution and proposed a Tooth Fairy Reminder Card to put under his pillow in place of the missing tooth. One side was titled, “Tooth Fairy Reminder” and they wrote his name and date, and the other side he decorated with a silly face.  He was so relieved and could now go to bed confident that the Tooth Fairy wouldn’t forget him!

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