Today I received in the mail a lovely letter and this illustration from Orla Walsh who came with her brother Eamon to my studio last week to help make a Walsh Family mosaic of a seagull in a beach setting.
We had such a lovely time together.
They are excellent young people to make art with because they are focused, imaginative and have wonderful manners.
They were a pleasure to have in my class and I miss their intelligent and sensitive conversation.
This illustration I have laminated and put up on my wall of fame in my studio.
I love it because it has all the elements that speak to me of magic and joy.
It is full of happy Kings, Queens, Princesses and Princes.
Mermaids are another personal favourite of mine.
Orla and Eamon with the ungrouted seagull mosaic.
Orla, Janet Keen, mosaic tutor and Eamon
Didn't they do a wonderful job?
Creative quotes of the day
‘If children are to keep alive their inborn sense of wonder, they needthe
companionship of at least one adult who can share it, rediscovering with them the
joy, excitement and mystery of the world we live in.’— Rachel Carson
‘To stimulate creativity, one must develop the childlike inclination for play
and the childlike desire for recognition.’Albert Einstein
‘Children, like animals, use all their senses to discover the world. Then
artists come along and discover it the same way all over again.’