Yes, that is true. Really anything can be an art, it just depends what are you looking for, and what you want to make out of that art. Beauty is really in the eye of the beholder.


As I’ve journeyed along over the past few years, learning art, blogging about my experiences, and discovering new media and techniques, I’ve often asked a familiar question. What is art? It’s a short, simple question, to be sure, but the answer is anything but short or simple, because, in truth, anything can be art.

I’m reminded of the saying that beauty lies in the eyes of the beholder, and if we change beauty to art, isn’t our statement equally true? Art, I’m learning, is everywhere. It can be anything.

I’m currently re-reading Denman Ross’s 1907 treatise on his Theory of Pure Design, and his ideas about art and the elements of design have definitely influenced my thinking. At my husband’s most recent visit to the retinologist, I wandered through the lobby a bit — due to the pandemic, I can no longer join my husband in the office —…

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