Probably wishful thinking but I’m just craving warmth. All this cold weather is hard on me you guys. Perhaps to subconsciously manifest this, I made sun catchers with the kids.
Put just regular plastic beads in tins, like this.
You can put them in randomly or make patterns. Put them in the oven at 400 degrees for 25-30 minutes.
Take them out and let them cool. Check ours out.
I’ll be putting holes to attach some fishing string and hanging them on the porch. Once the sun comes out.
I came upon this amazing story about a book of pictures found in a town dump and the person who drew them.
The artist, James Edward Deeds was a resident of a Midwestern insane asylum for most of his adult life. After reading about him it piqued my interest in outsider art. It is so compelling, because the creativity is pure, and not as influenced by cultural details (if at all) as more mainstream art may be (influences being the inside of an insane asylum, their vivid fantasy lives, or the voices they only hear). Imagine this, they are creating from a space where “the normals” will never experience. When viewing and taking in these pictures, it is as if we are the true outsiders. Enjoy the article, and check out the outsider art Wikipediapage here on this amazing movement.