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Thanks for joining us for the 30 Days Thankful Challenge! Today, on Day 22, we’re embracing art and culture.
Art has come a long way from centuries past when God was the focus and there was no television, computers, or even electricity for people to run wild with their ideas and collaborations.
Instead, art was primarily a solitary act, something you dedicated yourself to over the long term – something to develop based on pure imagination and skill.
When was the last time you visited an art museum, like the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City?
The creations are absolutely awe-inspiring.
Think about this: people who are more likely to be considered odd, unusual or even eccentric often leave behind an amazing creative legacy that lives on long after their death.
Think of the booming crescendos of Beethoven’s emotionally charged musical compositions; Vincent Van Gogh’s expressive paintings that revealed his inner fluctuations.
Some artists such as impressionist painters Manet and Monet succeeded in inventing a unique style that others have tried to impersonate and that paved the way for artists of the future.
When was the last time you drank in some beauty in the form of art, or music, or architecture?
Today is a great day to plan a trip to a nearby museum.
Did you know there’s a museum dedicated to Bad Art? The Museum of Bad Art is located about 5 miles south of Boston, MA.
But is any art really “bad” art? If art is self-expression, then perhaps we should embrace the good, the bad, and yes, even the ugly, as we appreciate art in its many forms.
Day 22 JOURNAL EXERCISE: Have an artful day
Are you artistic? Do you enjoy creating? When was the last time you used your mind and hands to make something extraordinary out of ordinary materials?
If you’re not creative, that’s okay. Not everyone enjoys stretching the left side of their brain.
Kids tend to be inspired when it comes to creating art.
Today, why not take a trip down memory lane, and pull out the many art projects that your kids have created if you have children, that is.
If not, why not research an easy project that you can work on by yourself. It could be a simple watercolor, pencil sketch, tile mosaic or something else.
Today, show your gratitude for art by looking up a favorite artist, for example, architect Frank Lloyd Wright, or painter Andy Warhol, and sharing his or her work with your children, partner or a good friend.
This is the free Workbook that goes along with the posts that you can download. It’s a perfect time to look at all the things we should be grateful for. Click here for the free accompanying journal.
Thankful Days Series
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