I love it when another professional really challenges me to re-think and contemplate my belief system. I had the wonderful opportunity to hear Dan Hodgins speak at the MiAEYC Conference last week in Grand Rapids. Since his session, I have seriously been contemplating "the process."
Dan challenges us to make our practices match our belief system. You can read more from Dan here.
But, what I will change is how I talk about art. In order to resolve the dissonance and maintain my integrity (matching my walk to my talk...) I will continue to promote art as being a process, but also note that when we celebrate the process and truly allow people to experience and explore, we have a wonderful gift in the resulting product.
Each piece completely different from the next, even though they were created side by side.
Thank you Dan, for making me think. While I can appreciate your viewpoint, I do not completely agree with it.
I can however change the way in which I articulate my beliefs in order to maintain my integrity.