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Big Picture classes: Permission to live a creative life by Courtney Walsh

I put my own spin on it a little this is sculptures from my favorite sculptor Elizabeth Catlett
she really has some beautiful work and I am always inspired by it especially for an Afircan-American woman
living a creative life back in the 1930's and 1940's.  Courtney had a lot of quotes that inspired me here are a few more that I found that resonated with me:
"What is necessary to change a person is is to change the awareness to himself."
If you plan on being anything less than you are capable of being , you will probably  be unhappy  all the days of your life." both of these quotes are by Abraham Maslow
"The world is but a canvas to the imagination" Henry David Thoreau
that one was my favorite from the class.  I made pocket and put creativity prompts as well as my creative dreams. This is a copy of a painting of Aaron Douglas  I got an opportunity to include him in my History power point last semester.  I have always been inspired by his work.
This is a picture of the young Langston Hughes and this the poem "Mother to Son" (This is where I got the name for this blog)  which is obviously one of my favorites by him .  I know it seems like a sad poem but really she is saying to him in spite of what life throws at us she is still going  and I am always encouraged by this.  Ms Courtney suggested we write a pledge so here is mine:

I pledge to continue my interests in art and writing
I pledge to honor my time to be creative
I pledge to gaurd my creative efforts against unconstructive  criticisms
I pledge to not critize my efforts
I pledge to hang around other artists and writers(online groups are ok,too.)

You dont have to put this in a 6 x6 album I just need something sturdy because it sits on my countertop
so I can actually look at  it periodically (Atleast that's the goal) well I hope you enjoy your Monday got to study now!.

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