Pretend you’re in Los Angeles walking down a quiet street with the overhead sun bleaching the buildings with a white haze. The only lively thing around you is a few blades grass (or maybe a flower) sprouting out of a crack in the sidewalk. The next moment you turn the corner and your eyes widen. WOW! You see a vibrant mural full of energy covering the side of what used to be a small brick hardware store. The colors are stunning and the whole thing seems out of place on the block. The mural simply amazes you… for 15 seconds.
A quarter of a minute. That is how long an average person looks at a piece of art, according to museum researchers. A mural that might have taken days or weeks to plan, design, and paint… is only appealing to an adult for 15 seconds. On the other hand, children admire art for at least a minute or more. Their imagination is far greater than an adult.
A child can not only dream when they sleep but when they are awake. Art and creativity is a big piece of a kid’s life. They can draw with a crayon, play with Legos, and create bright bead bracelets for hours. They come up with insane ideas and silly stories but where does this creativity go when they grow up?
Posted by Caymin
Comment from the Author: This is my first blog post I've ever made. Yes, I know its a bit rough and short. But I plan to write more about this topic in the future and hopefully my process and style gets better every time! Enjoy reading!