(Yes, that was an "homage" to MPFC.)
If you haven't seen the work of Donald Friedlich, featured in the November issue of Art Jewelry Magazine, you might want to pick up a copy. There's an inspiring Artist Profile of Donald in this issue, and lots of delicious glass jewelry eye candy. I really like the photos of his "Magnification" series. But one paragraph in his interview stood out for me...
"When I was growing up, there wasn't that much emphasis on creativity in our educational system. The kid in class who showed early facility for drawing was the class artist, and everyone else thought they weren't talented. I think there's a lot hidden in people that they don't realize is there. I've never been able to draw well, so I never thought I was creative."
Looking at his pieces in Art Jewelry, it's clear Donald Friedlich was wrong. This quote really sums up how I see our educational system, and most peoples attitude about themselves and their creativity.
But enough preaching! If anyone is interested in what I got for my birthday... hee hee hee.... take a look at this! (Guess who's gonna be working with a lot of PMC soon!)
OK, enough about me. It's time for Mama Raven to crow about her Not-So-Little Raven... Most of what you will actually see is Wes, the best-buddy of Not-So-Little Raven. But don't be fooled. If you look deep enough, you will see the wit, wiles and dare I say... wisdom, of my (not so) little chick, Al.
Now, while you're enjoying the YouTube movies that Al and Wes have made, and drooling over lovely glass jewelry and my wonderful birthday present... I'm going to head down to the Camden Opera House to enjoy a live performance of "Says You".