3 March 2005

Where do you keep your art?


Heart, originally uploaded by Colby.

I've just had the most engaging conversation with an 8 year old friend of mine. She asked me, "Where do you keep your art?"

Of course, I started to explain that the large paintings get boxed and stored in the studio before they get shipped. She interrupted me and asked me again, "I mean, where do you keep your art? In your body." She stared at me, expecting me to know the answer.

This would require some thinking, I thought. She immediately pointed to my heart and asked me again, "Where do you keep your art? In there?"

I took a deep breath and said, "My art is in a place I cannot reach, but I can always touch it with my mind if I go deep enough inside." She looked at me very seriously and asked, "Can you take me there once with you? I would like to go there and see what it's like. I don't think I've ever been there."

I am going to invite this wonderful little person to a day of brushes and paints and exploration.

Where do you keep your art?

5 comments:

Ton said...

Wow, that touched me.

Colby said...

Me too, Ton. So, I will ask you. Where do you keep your art?

Julie Rose said...

Aloha Colby,

My art is in my heart touched by the connectivity with your transmission of heart.

On my website, I have a page dedicated to Children's Wisdom, may I use your painting and post on that page in my site?

Aloha,

Julie Rose
http://www.transformunow.com

Colby said...

Julie

Thank you for your kind words. It is one of my paintings, so I could send you a photo through email to host on your site.

More importantly, we are involved in a global children's project helping children identify their visions and strategies for their preferred futures. Kids can contribute individually - or as a group, through a school project, for example. Eventually, we hope to create a way to unite them through this and share their voices in this constructive way with adults in business, government, politics, academia - so that they can enlist the grown-up world in helping them build their preferred futures.

Would you also be interested in participating with your children? See our blog: http://kids2020.blogspot.com

Please let me know.

Colby

Julie Rose said...

Aloha Colby,

Touchstone. I am in touch with many schools in my community and would love to introduce your vision to children here in Hawaii as well as through my website.

I'll e-mail you.

Julie