Art Makes the Mundane Better!

Ever been to Jury Duty? 
You look around it looks like it is a form of penance for all. Everyone is so unhappy to be there. No one even looks at other, There is weird silence in the air and everyone is alone together. It is kind of the ultimate in urban alienation.

 I have a great idea the next time you are called to Service.

Make Art!
Lets expand this concept even further. What if the government had free ArtCarts for all to make art while serving their time in the judicial system? (Art is Moving can enthusiastically make that happen~ we got the ArtCart down)

Just imagine the positive potential! People would actual talk, have fun, and create together! Maybe folks would even brainstorm to solve societal problems, like the over crowding of our American jails or our JV Corrections system.

Do you think that this would create a revolution in the stoic system? People might start to care.

I actually took an Art Break at my Jury Duty and it made me sane :) Try it and let us know how it goes. 


Art Break Idea #1

Art is Moving wants everyone to make art a part of their daily routine. We have a few ideas on easy ways to "Take an Art Break" and we will be sharing those ideas with you here.

For starters, I was inspired by my little guy the other day when he stood at the kitchen counter pointing to some colored chalk and kept repeating, "Plee...plee...plee." (Please). So, we grabbed the chalk headed outside and spent the next 20 minutes or so scribbling on the back patio. It was fabulous.

While you take your sidewalk chalk art break, you can just scribble and draw like we did, or you can play a game of tic-tac-toe, hopscotch, hangman, the possibilities are endless!

Have fun! Share #TakeAnArtBreak images with us via our Facebook Page HERE. 

What is Art? A Rubber Ducky In LA LA Land?

Yesterday my boyfriend,  Don and I went to see the Giant Rubber Ducky at the LA Port. Don kept on posing the question is the Art? A giant inflated duck? 

I could not respond as many things were coming up for me. It was cute and surreal amongst the Port of LA, it was smaller than I imagined, it was kind of tacky, and it really was a spectacle. Tons of people where jamming up the highway 110 to come to see the rubber ducky. It seemed like people of all ages were elated to see it or maybe the all just wanted to take a Selfie with it.

HA! Look at the news I found on this big guy.
The six-story tall floating rubber duckie drawing crowds from all over SoCal to the Port of LA in San Pedro has been moved to the World Cruise Terminal because it’s too popular, an event organizer said Friday.

So many people wanted to see the duck and take selfies (I knew people just wanted to have selfies with it)  with it that event workers moved the goliath waterfowl from where it was being kept near the Vincent Thomas Bridge.Read the whole story HERE

So, the question still begs to be answered. Is the Rubber Ducky Art? 
Here is how the dictionary defines Art.
Art is the expression or application of human creative skill and imagination, typically in a visual form such as painting or sculpture, producing works to be appreciated primarily for their beauty or emotional power.

What are you feelings is it Art? 

Our my photos Art because I was documenting it?

Here is my first thoughts. Ahh, of course it was Art because it made me think and it sparked a conversation.  It made people engage. Although is selifie a form of engagement? Is a selfie Art?

About the duck

The creator of the giant rubber duck, Florentijn Hofman, tried to entertain the world by a tour named "Spreading joy around the world" established in 2007. He aimed to recall everyone's childhood memories by exhibiting the duck in 14 cities, starting in his own Amsterdam, Netherlands.

Tell us what you think. Is the Rubber Ducky Art? What about the selfie is that Art? 

quintessential quotes: Art is an Evocation!

The principles of true art is not to portray, but to evoke.

Making the Ordinary Extraordinary! Every Day Hero's!

Children’s book author and artist, Jarrett Krosoczka shares the origins of the Lunch Lady graphic novel series, in which undercover school heroes serve lunch…and justice! His new project, School Lunch Hero Day, reveals how cafeteria lunch staff provide more than food, and illustrates how powerful a thank you can be.

Tell us who would be your "Every Day Hero" and Why? 

I feel that all our volunteers making Art Break Day happen are Hero's! Art Hero's, changing the world one art work at a time!  We have great gratitude for each and everyone one of them!

Love this shirt? You can purchase it HERE and support Art is Moving's life changing programs.

Art is everyone's Super Power! Do not forget to take your #Artbreak on 9/5/14!