Friday, February 24, 2012
Monday, May 10, 2010
Saturday, May 8, 2010
The exhibition "The human circle" created by the artist Dina soker, was presented in Tel Aviv, Israel in March 2010, the exhibition was about us humans, our existence, our experiences, personal connections between ourselves and others. Dina Soker’s inspiration comes from the messages & visions she got in her daily meditation for 20 years, "the vivid colors and shapes, the movement felt in the painting contains a frequency that motivates us, each and every one in his process, they are peaceful, but in the same time inspires & motivates us to move forward, moving the blood stream in our bodies, helps us see different possibilities, different points of view. The colors and shapes are part of the message itself, "says Dina
Tuesday, January 26, 2010
Saturday, December 5, 2009
Form is the choice of which type of art you want to do: two-dimensional, three-dimensional. Two-dimensional will be mostly painting; three-dimensional will be a statute, sculpting, etc. It is possible to have a two-dimensional painting that has three-dimensional build that makes it pop-up more. However, it’s a still a two-dimensional painting. Two-dimensional can also be photography, mixed media (e.g., painting with oil/acrylic), or materials like metal, wood, fabric, clay, etc. Going back to painting, when it comes to form it can be on canvas, wood, glass, etc.
Function revolves around how we use art. In most cases, painted art is used to decorate our environment, whether it is our home or office. However, sometimes art is a means to convey a visual message to the viewer.
Texture is obvious in the world of sculpting. With painting, however, texture is only achieved via the brush strokes, depending on what type of material you are using. For example, when you’re working with watercolors, it’s very hard to see the brush strokes. However, when you use oils, this is one of the easiest ways to create texture. You can actually transition from smooth to rough quite easily. Oil and acrylics will produce the most texture.
Sunday, October 11, 2009
I went last week to the hardware store to purchase a new garbage disposer.
I asked the salesmen about the product. Whether it’s a good product or not, did you hear something from people who bought this product before, what are the good things they had to say about that product. He looked at me and giggled.
I have never heard anything about this product from people who bought it, so I guess it’s a good product because people usually complain when something is bad, but we haven’t heard any complaints, which means the product is good.
I couldn’t let go of the things he told me. While thinking about it I realized that this is so true. We, human beings are used to complain all the time about things that are not “good”, things that are not working for us, and we are posting this kind of energy which starts to radiate around us and magnetize more of this “it is not good” thing.
As we wake up in the morning, how many times did we complain in comparison to “good” things that are happening to us on that day? For example we hear the alarm clock in the morning, it annoys us, and we feel bad that we have to get out of bed, then we grab our breakfast and we complain about not having time to eat breakfast. We get into the car, drive to work, then we complain about the traffic and how bad it is, and we are going to be late to work, and then our kid calls us and tells us he got a B- in math. The only thing we have on our mind in that time is I have so many things going wrong today, I really don’t need another bad thing and you hang up.
Now, what kind of energy do we attract or magnetize to our lives, when we behave like this, when we give attention to all those “bad” things.
Let’s rephrase and try this day again.
You hear the alarm clock in the morning. I am so happy to be alive today; it is a beautiful day, look, the sun is shining. I am happy that I got up half an hour earlier, so I can eat breakfast. What a great thing it is to have time in the morning to sit with your kids and have breakfast together. I get into my car driving to work, lots of traffic. well, at least I have time to listen to some great music or talk with my parents on the phone. My kid is calling he is such a wonderful kid. So, you got a B- I know you will do much better next time, you are a great kid and I love you.
This same day looks very different now.
Why do we tend to ignore the “good” things that are happening in our life and enlarging tremendously the “bad” things?
Imagine that you choose to enlarge how great your family is or what a wonderful job you have, or just the thought that you are alive and healthy.
Just ignoring the “bad” stuff and bringing a happy thought that will shift us into acknowledging and being thankful for all the great and beautiful things we have in our lives. Remember it is your choice.
Things we choose to give attention to, will determine the way our life is going to look like.
For more information visit: http://www.dinasoker.com
Tuesday, September 8, 2009
About the painting: Five panel painting ; Like different musical instruments; every sound is unique, When they all play together, what a colorful and marvelous music can be heard… Different people… different perspectives… different caricatures… different mind sets, Everyone is unique in his Human Dynamics. When they all collaborating together, what a colorful and fruitful community can we become…Art, Children, and Your Inner Child
What's beautiful about children when it comes to art is that we - as adults - don't need to explain anything to them. If you take a child and put him/her in front of a painting of any kind, the child will start to bring his/her own ideas to the painting. However, if you were to put an adult in front of the painting, the adult would only bring criticism about the painting.
Children are open to see new things, to investigate what is there, and bring their own ideas. Most importantly, they are not afraid of what other people are thinking about that.
This somewhat explains while some many adults have lost the inner child in themselves. That inner child that is now exists -as an adult - is afraid to go forward and say things about what they are seeing - even if it's different from other people.
So, what is the best way to get your inner child back? The answer may seem simple but it's playing. When we play with children, we get our inner child back.
When we get into the game, we forget about everything. We become the child, we become the game, and we become the partner. Again, we forget about everything while at the same time knowing that everything is possible in the game. So playing games - ball games, board games, or even playing with dolls or cars - brings back the child.
For those people without children, the way to navigate back to your "child mindset" is to do something that you liked to do when you were a child. Remember what you really loved to do as you were growing up? Maybe it was painting, sewing, playing with mud, scouting, or baking with your grandma. As long as it's something you loved to do as a child and brought you a lot of joy, simply do those same things! It helps you to reconnect to this place. This will eventually bring you to the same spot and when you're in the same spot, the joy and happiness of your inner child is released.
Thursday, June 11, 2009
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