Friday, January 22, 2010
Art Book Friday...Our 1st Book Club Meeting!
I can't believe a week has gone by already! I haven't had too much time to read but this book lends itself to reading a little here and there. In case you didn't read my blog last Friday, I am starting a book club here on the blog. We will read an art book each month and 'meet' here on Fridays for some discussion through the comment feature. Everyone is welcome to join in....our first book is 'The Art Spirit' Robert Henri. I thought I would share my favorite bit from the first few pages of the book. Henri talks about being a 'sketch hunter'...someone who goes through life and stops to know the world around him and to capture what excites him with a sketch or painting. This quote is my favorite part...."Like any hunter he hits or misses. He is looking for what he loves, he tries to capture it. It's found anywhere, everywhere. Those who are not hunters do not see these things. The hunter is learning to see and to understand - to enjoy." I think this is so true. Before I became an artist or 'sketch hunter' I don't think I saw as much beauty and interest in my worls as I do know. It is a wonderful thing! Do you consider yourself to be a sketch hunter?