Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Howard Ikemoto

"When my daughter was about seven years old, she asked me one day what I did at work. I told her I worked at the college- that my job was to teach people how to draw. She stared back at me, incredulous, and said, "You mean they forget?"
~ Howard Ikemoto

Yes I guess we do. We forget to be joyful and unashamed and free in our expression of creativity, whatever form it takes.

My son makes the greatest drawings, he is free and intent and full of purpose, and sometimes when he tells me the story of a drawing in our semi weekly kitchen floor art shows, he cant remember what it was originally and invents a new story to go with his vision. He's the real artist, I learn so much from him, every day- so maybe the pendant I envisioned when I started a pmc project didnt come out the way I expected, I have learned to give it another story. How cool is that?


  1. We can learn so much from kids...Have you ever read "Mister God, this is Anna" it's a very heartwarming tale...
    This my favourite Kids drawing joke.

    Know what God Looks Like?
    A kindergarten teacher was observing her classroom of children while they drew.
    She would occasionally walk around to see each child's artwork.
    As she came to one little girl who was working diligently, she asked what the drawing was.

    The girl replied, "I'm drawing God."

    The teacher paused and said, "But no one knows what God looks like."

    Without missing a beat, or looking up from her drawing the girl replied,. . . .
    "They will in a minute."

  2. I LOVE THAT STORY!!!!! they will in a minute! how perfect, thanks Nic


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