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One of the things I think we all love about this list is it's diversity, the
topics are always changing, the subjects so incredibly varied. As K-12
teachers our interests certainly differ but our goals are the same- a deep
concern for good art education.
In light of the latest threads that were connected to health (sensible
eating, as well as enjoying the stimulating outdoors for both reviving the
spirit and physical fitness) I would like to share a word from Audrey Flack
in her book "Art and Soul' Notes on Creating, which I recently picked up at
This section is called ARTISTS AND ATHLETES:
"Like athletes, artists must be in excellent physical shape in order to
create their best works. Artists stand when they paint, walk back and forth
hundreds of times a day during the painting process.
Action comes not from the wrists alone, but from the entire painting arm.
Like an elegant fencer, with one arm forward and the other behind the back,
the entire body is put into motion. Abstract expressionists knew this; that
is why they were called 'action painters'
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