"The free play of art is the result of mastery. " --Ernst Fischer, The Necessity of Art

"Children are likely to live up to what you believe of them." --Ladybird Johnson

"...a well-trained ear, a well-trained intelligence, a well-trained heart, and a well-trained hand...." --Zoltan Kodaly


Learning Link, 29

Eat Your Crayons

OK, so it's no secret that many educators deal with stressful situations and 'stressed-out' kids each day.

The designers over at Imprint  have an unusual solution: coloring for grownups.  From edible crayons to 'pouring colored lights' (you'll have to watch the video clip at the end to see that particular piece of utter coolness)  to coloring books for the elderly,  they've got a new take on one of the delights of childhood: expressing our creative selves with color (and crayons!).  Take in the fun, here.

Check out another post on the same site for a pretty fascinating history of the color wheel.  (Thanks to my friend Paul from Dudecraft for referencing this article on his eponymous blog.)  Those two color history posts are here.

Some fascinating reading to fit this color-saturated season....see you later--I'm off to go color.


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