This is wonderful!
We need more ways to get art into public places like hospitals, nursing homes and schools.
It gets awfully dull sitting in a chair, staring out the window of her fifth-floor room at Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center, said Angelic Banko.
The Grand Island mother of two boys, ages 3 and 5, has been hospitalized for 21 days to treat internal bleeding.
But just before lunch Tuesday, Banko got very excited. She knew what was coming.
Like clockwork every Tuesday, longtime Roswell volunteer Julie Legters rolls what’s known as a patient art cart up to Banko’s hospital room, chats and shows her various images of photographs, watercolor paintings and pencil drawings that are loaded onto an iPad. If she wants, Banko can pick out a work of art, and Legters will hang the framed original in her room.
As many as 65 other patients on two hospital floors of Roswell can do the same thing.
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There are many variables that play a part in the career of a successful photographer. While some of these elements are completely out of your control things like your lifestyle and outgoings are not. If you want to maximize your chances of having a successful career you may need to make a few adjustments before it’s too late.
Full Story: Spend Less to Improve Your Chances of Being a Successful Photographer | Fstoppers
The outpouring of support for those impacted by Hurricane Harvey continues in Texoma. While many are donating food and money, volunteers at the Friends of the Library in Wichita Falls are donating books to those along the Gulf Coast.
Friends of the Library are looking for volunteers who can assist with packing and loading up books. They have already collected thousands of books and are excited to send to those down to children impacted by the floods.
Full Story: WF organization sending books to Gulf Coast – KAUZ-TV: Newschannel 6 Now | Wichita Falls, TX
How lovely!! A lifetime filled with art. Wish my house was like this.
You might think a 9,000-square-foot house shared by two people could feel a little empty. Not for Sylvia and Jan Peters. Their West Knoxville home is filled with art they have collected for five decades.
Full Story: Art collection tells couple’s decades-long story
Remember the days when collages of photos chaotically strewn across bedroom walls were a common fixture in teenage bedrooms? And that sense of excitement of taking a long-lost film into Boots, wondering what snaps were lurking in the dark room, debating internally at the checkout whether or not they’d be worth a few extra pounds for same day delivery? And lest not forget the disappointments… opening a package, only to find out that half of the photographs were overexposed, out of focus, or worst of all, obscured by the dreaded thumb. Those were the days!
Full Story: Photography: A Dying Art Form That’s Getting More Popular | HuffPost UK
When faced with a creative block, common wisdom suggests you go for a walk, exercise, even take a nap. All three have a common thread, of course: creating distance and taking a mental break from the task at hand. So it stands to reason that really getting away, say, on a vacation, would be the ultimate cure, right? For the deskbound wanderlusters among us, the answer is thankfully, yes. New research suggests travel can increase your levels of creativity and cause an uptick in your mind’s ability to produce positive thoughts, leading you to a happier, more inspired version of you.
Source: Can Travel Make You More Creative? – Vogue
In an attempt to cut through the noise and offer advice you’ll actually use, below are a few time-tested travel tips gleaned from more than two years of full-time traveling (and more 10-plus-hour flights than I care to reflect upon).
Read the tips here: Travel Hacks That Are Actually Useful | Travel + Leisure
Never underestimate the power of healing from art.
“When you’re painting or creating, you don’t think about these other things,” she said. “You get immersed in what you’re doing, and going through cancer or going through some other hardship, that seems to go away for a period of time.”
Full story: Creating art brings healing for cancer survivor in Oklahoma City | News OK