to spark your understanding of Art
Happy Creating to you all!
This summer, the students of Ms. Susan Fae Art Class were asked to create a personalized Amulet representing their self-identity and expressing their artistic qualities through their work.
The students learned the history behind the makings of an Amulet so that it could spark their imagination to create a masterpiece.
They were encouraged to bring individual items they cherished, so it would add a sparkle to the amulet.
With all the materials provided they embark on releasing pure awesomeness.
The students made their amulets out of different materials like; feathers, beads, shells, even special photos and tokens, which allowed them to showcase abilities that would transform a plain piece of fabric into what they imagine in their minds; to be a great delight.
We must consider, the students may not be aware of their talents right away but participating in this class connects them to it.
Viewing all the students finished work reminds me of the power of potential.
What is Potential?
Potential is another way to describe your ability as to what you are able to do but have not yet done. In other words, it is your unused, untapped ability that has not been exposed. Yet, it is still hidden inside waiting for us to release it out as a gift to humanity.
Your ability to release your potential relies on you. These hidden talents and artistic qualities that have not been seen are your potentials—so imagining and creating what you see in your mind allows your possibilities to come to fruition.
We can imagine, create, plan and believe anything we desire to design into reality because of our vast wealth of treasure (potential) buried inside of us.
Isn’t that amazing!
Everything in Life has Potential, even the nature of a seed; as an example has the same potential principles given at the beginning of time.
The ability to grow into a possible tree or a fruit (whichever seed you planted) has the capability built-in to do the thing it is designed to produce.
The students all had terrific designs and pieces that reflected what they wanted to express.
They all self identify through each of their amulets by embellishing them with their choice of colours, applique images and other items added, to reflect their artistic personality.
If you were to ask them “why did you pick that particular item?” Their response will reveal their unique reason for designing their amulet the way they see it best; which is who they are.
We are all uniquely, wonderfully made to show our uniqueness in everything we do, either as a writer, an artist, a dancer etc. to express that awesomeness is to show and give to others.
The understanding of potential is tapping into your vast wealth of unused, untapped, hidden artistic talents and abilities by activating it with what you create. What you have accomplished is no longer your potential because you activated it. Making amulets allowed the students to express themselves and showed who they are represented in their creative ability to design.
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