The Beauty in Leftovers
by Rachel Darling
Odd title, I know, especially this time of the year when our fridges will soon be packed with semi-forgotten ham, dismantled turkey, and crumbs of pies all mushed together. Tasty as all that is, I’m speaking talking about the studios leftovers today.
Betcha didn’t even know about artistic leftovers- I didn’t until I started to sweep up after the teachers and students left. There are curiously crafted bits of scrap paper, coordinated clumps of pastels, and paint drops mixed with glitter that can be found almost every time I clean up. It never fails to make me smile when I see the bits left behind because I know it means there is a larger artwork somewhere else being hung in a place of honor.
Here are a couple of this week’s favorite snippets to share:
Maybe I just love the reminder that it’s not just the destination, but the journey that’s important. And most of the time, the best part of an art work is the thousands of steps in between start to finish and all the memories you collect along the way.
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