Art Matters

Acrylic & pastel on masonite, 48 x 48 inches. © 2011 by Kathy Crabbe100 Words Art Matters. Why? Because it inspires us to become more human, more in touch with who we are and how we relate to others, the world, the big picture.

Art takes time to appreciate. It's not fast food. Some art makes you think, some feel, some both, but good art changes you and how you see the world.

My first love was children's books; the wiener dog, the collage caterpillar, Czech and Grimm's fairytales. What about you?

Can art change the world? Can making art change your life? Name one artist who inspired you the most. (My fave: Matisse).

Painting Tip #1 (above and beyond 100words)

I don't guess when I'm painting. I let the painting lead matter how long it takes. Sometimes painting one single stroke can take hours and hours and hours of just looking.