Doodles Coming Out of the Margins and Entering Center Stage

Thank you Kat Cuadros for sending along the August 24th, 2021 BBC story about an exhibition currently running in London that showcases doodlers from around the globe, and how not meaningless these doodles are. Turner-prize winning (as in mega-prestigeous) award-winning artist, Oscar Murillo, collected more than 100,000 doodled canvases by children around the world. IN […]

What should we do with all our Genesis Art?

Art that Accumulates

Genesis Art students often have an enviable problem. They become prolific after months of making intuitive art the Genesis Way in live and Zoom classes. What could possibly be the problem with creating so much art? It often happens that you don’t love everything that you’ve drawn or painted. There is a lot of experimenting […]

Symbols and Intuitive Art: Are the two like Oil and Water?

Oil and water

The tree that arises from imagination, not a symbol!! What happens when you mix oil and water? They separate. I turned to the children’s website Wonderopolis to refresh my memory why this is so. “Water molecules are polar molecules. That means one end of the molecule has a positive charge and the other end has […]

When Words Join Forces with Art

To me, one of the great joys in the creative process is communicating without the need for words. Words guide our thoughts toward what the maker wants us to think. I won’t call it mind control, but it sure is a way of numbing intuition. A work of art without words invites us to free-associate […]

Contemplating Our Strengths

In Genesis Art Workshops, you get feedback, lots of it, and it may be like nothing you could ever have imagined. Especially if someone long ago gave you crushing criticism about your art. “Criticism is typically offensive, insulting, and humiliating.  It creates seclusion and entrenchment,” according to Yehiel Harari. In Winning Every Moment, Harari devotes […]

Be Non-Judgmental

  When you can see the goodness in someone else’s art, you can see more of that goodness in your own. Genesis Art offers steps toward artistic refinement through a process of refining our thoughts and word choices from start to finish. I’ve been reading a riveting biography about Rabbi Shneur Zalman, the founder of […]

In which direction did Jackson Pollock paint?

http://pollockprints.org/blue/ Jackson Pollock was considered one of the great abstract expressionist painters of the 20th century. But if you look at his early canvases, his paintbrush didn’t even touch the canvases that he is most famous for. He dripped, splashed, and squeezed paint onto a roll of canvas unfurled on the floor. Then, as his […]

The Appraiser Who Got My Goat

I just got the shock of an artistic lifetime. An appraiser walked into my 55-square meter apartment to see the goodies. He sniffed at the painting I’d just carted home from the frame shop. Oh, a Menashe Kadishman knockoff, he said with the brush of a hand. I corrected him at once. “No, actually I […]

Sharing the World with Genesis Art Teachers

Shoko Uchiya Hatsumi Tonegawa Yayoi Ono Congratulations to Hatsumi Tonegawa of Shizuoka, Yayoi Ono of Nagano, and Shoko Uchiya, of Tokyo and Nagasaki. These gifted artists are now certified to teach the full 12-lesson Genesis Art Foundation Course! It means that you’ll be able to learn in Japan with them and have a very high […]

Testing Your Muscles, Empowering Your Words with Genesis Art

Kinesiology is a method of muscle testing to help determine whether what you’re putting inside of you is making you stronger or weaker. Kinesiology works with food—testiing for allergies and food sensitivities. And interestingly, it works for intangibles that we put inside ourselves—like words. Yes, words. Words carry life force. They have an effect on […]