Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Yellow Spot Sun

Yellow Spot Sun
What does it mean?

I get asked all sorts of silly questions.. This isn't one of them.. 
So what does it all mean?! I have answers..

Well, not all the answers.. but I do know why my blog is called Yellow Spot Sun.. 

Let me tell you about a nerdy little girl in high school. Well, not nerdy as in tortoise shell glasses and crochet sweaters.... Nerdy as in one of the "art nerds" One of the art students that hang out in the art rooms and the halls just outside..

Yep.. That was me..

I would pull up to school about an hour early.. (habit from riding the bus) and I would bee line for the art buildings. I had 2 art teachers.. oh wait, 3 art teachers at this point..

 But the place to be was in front of Mrs. Fauchs room.. I don't think I'm spelling that right.. Anyhow, just next door was Mrs Liddell. These were/are? 2 of the greatest teachers I have ever had! I started taking art as an easy elective... (i know, I know.. sorry..) And my first teacher signed me up for AP (advanced placement) art.. where I met Fauchs and Liddell. And my world was turned upside down!

Messy art portfolio

These were teachers who could teach you.. or re-teach you how to see the world.. in color.. hundreds of colors you never knew existed. They taught me everything from how to hold a paintbrush to how to sculpt busts to jewelry making to print making to welding (yes welding!) among countless other things.. 

So how do you say thank you for something like that?

I said thank you my senior year of high school in my year book. I poured over famous quotes and came up with a few of my own.. but nothing really wrapped up my high school years like I had hoped.... until...

Pablo Picasso came around and said some stuff...  Actually this guy was kinda brilliant.. He said things like:

“Art is a lie that makes us realize truth.” 
 “Only put off until tomorrow what you are willing to die having left undone.” 
 “The world today doesn't make sense, so why should I paint pictures that do?”

He also said;  

“Some painters transform the sun into a yellow spot; others transform a yellow spot into the sun.”


This is where I get Yellow Spot Sun.. 

Pablo Picasso

The quote in my year book says 


“Some painters transform the sun into a yellow spot; others transform a yellow spot into the sun. -Picasso  Thank you to my teachers for the wisdom to know the difference and the skill to create it."


So Yellow Spot Sun is sort of like a reminder for me.. 


A reminder of where I came from and who helped get me here. 


Its also sort of like my way of saying Namste`

 (The divine in me recognizes the divine in you) 




 Oh and BTW.. Sorry about the formatting.. Blogger hates me today.. and I've already spent an hour trying to fix it... You will live :)

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