Tag: joy

Jackson Pollock’s blueprint

Jackson Pollock’s blueprint

Seeing a Spiritual Blueprint in Action—Jackson Pollock The following is a text from my book The Good Enough Studio, that demonstrates aspects of seeing the spiritual blueprint of an accomplished artist in action, quite literally, as we see Jackson Pollock in the act of painting. 

How does one assess a butterfly?

How does one assess a butterfly?

What is my real task as an art educator? I teach a child to be more and more themselves. I grant permission and encourage independence of thought, style, pace, process, and collaborations. I understand my task as an assistant to human beings as they experience 

A sketchbook as a tiny studio

A sketchbook as a tiny studio

Even if you do not have a studio you can still create! Here is a suggestion for the creation of a series of paperwork. I often use this process.  You can implement this basic idea of limiting conditions and series to your preference of medium.  

Why do kindergarten children stop scribbling?

Why do kindergarten children stop scribbling?

In many kindergartens in Israel, there is typical disturbing behavior of children. They stop drawing and scribbling, and if they do, they become frustrated and say their drawings are ugly. In these kindergartens, coloring pages are given by the adults, parents, that sometimes draw an 

Container and contained – sand tray and water

Container and contained – sand tray and water

To disappear into deep water or to disappear toward a far horizon, to become part of the depth of infinity, such is the destiny of man that finds its image in the destiny of water. Gaston Bachelard     Two sand trays I made in 

An open studio setting in a kindergarten day 3 – The Painting Wall

An open studio setting in a kindergarten day 3 – The Painting Wall

 What is the significance of the painting wall as a tool for an educator or therapist? It is an essential, powerful instrument that encourages independence and investigations in any studio for all ages. Painting while standing on one’s own feet is literally a physical metaphor 

A guest: Nomi Tannhauser working with placticine

A guest: Nomi Tannhauser working with placticine

It is quite seldom that we come across an artist text about the medium he uses beyond the technical aspects. Curators write about it even less. I am in search of such texts. The actions and mediums are my foundation inner talk as an artist, therapist and