SHARE YOUR WORLD 2015 – WEEK 3

Back with a Share Your World, hosted by Cee.  Read on then join in. 🙂

Given the choice of anyone in the world, whom would you want as a dinner guest?

Warren Buffett.  A have a few questions for him.  And a request.  😉   Seriously, I think he’d be a very interesting person to have sitting across the dinner table.  If he’s not available, or if they both want to come, I’d also invite the Dalai Lama

When did you last sing to yourself? To someone else?

I crank up the radio and sing in the car, when I think (hope) no one is looking.  I did this yesterday to Janis Joplin/Mercedes Benz.  I’ll bet I was a sight.  (like I care) 😉

If you could wake up tomorrow having gained any one quality or ability, what would it be?

I would like to be wildly and intensely creative.  I know I try my hand at a lot of things: musical instruments, photography, writing, crocheting, jewelry making, blogging, drawing, tangling – to name a few (and to display a few),

but I wish I had more of a natural knack for imagining.  My creative synapses are not firing at full capacity.  If there were a drug for this – other than LSD – I’d consider it.  I’m OK. But, of late, I’ve seen some amazing art.  Dang!

What, if anything, is too serious to be joked about?

The news.

Bonus question:  What are you grateful for from last week, and what are you looking forward to in the week coming up?

Last week, I realized that I’m stronger than I thought.   I’m grateful for that.

The week to come – more strength.

Click on the icon and win a prize!  Nah!  But you will see some fun stuff at Cee’s.  Go ahead.  You know you want to. 😉

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CEE’S BLACK AND WHITE CHALLENGE – WOOD

I’m obsessed with grapevine wreaths lately. There is a giant peace sign wreath a few towns over, hanging outside the window of a  beauty salon. I WANT THAT THING!  Today I got a coupon for 55% off anything in A. C. Moore. I will use it and I WILL figure out how to make one. 

imageThis is not that, and I’m not even sure grapevine is wood.  But I’m certain someone will let me know if I’ve erred in some way. I just thought it was pleasing to the eye. 

Stop by and visit Cee’s blog. You’ll find some amazing photos there.

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TRAVEL THEME – ART

I was reading through some posts about ART today and I came across one that mentioned creativity.  It featured a video by Ken Robinson, entitled “Do School’s Kill Creativity”, and it struck a cord with me.  I have been trying to decide what I wanted to post for Ailsa’s Travel Theme – ART, and I came to realize that I was stuck because I was focusing on adult art.  Mr. Robinson, short and sweet, says that we are pretty much stifling the creativity of children because art (music, painting, drawing, dancing…) are not valued as much as math and science in our school systems.  Being a retired teacher, and having seen this first hand, I do believe the man has something here.  Check out his video.  You’ll see what I’m talking about.  (He’s also pretty funny.)

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Meanwhile, I am featuring the art of a child I know – my grandson, Nathan.  This art is some of the best 5 year old art I’ve seen.  I know.  I’m biased.  But still.  Really good stuff.  If art, or dance, or music, or sports, or whatever, is where you excel, and it’s what makes you happy, then I say travel that road.

Encourage creativity.   If your child can’t sit still, maybe he or she needs to dance.  View Mr. Robinson‘s video.  You’ll see what I mean.

And whatever ARTform you embrace, I hope you dance…

Thanks to Ailsa for the artsy idea.  Stop by her blog to view more truly amazing ART.

I would like to apologize to the blogger who turned me on to the Ken Robinson video.  I wanted to post your link, but I looked at so many posts today that I’m at a loss as to who to credit.  But – I thank  you.