Always Emily is my next book from Chronicle. Here’s the cover — I love it. (and the blurb from Laurie Halse Anderson makes me so happy!)
Archives for December 2013
I just read this fascinating article from an art history professor at Harvard. She forces her students to spend hours at a museum looking at a single painting. She describes how this process forces us to change the way we learn. She illustrates her point with a description of a painting by Copley and demonstrating the levels of complexity in the painting that you only see if you spend the time. Then she walks it back to Copley’s process as a self-taught painter. When he asked for feedback from the folks back in England (he was a Colonial painter) it took a year to get an answer. So his paintings reflect that delay and his process of learning slowly.