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Painting Music with Our Hands

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Painting Music with Our Hands

...At first I hesitated getting my hands really into the paint, but then relaxed and went with it. Within a minute I started feeling nothing less than ecstatic. It felt like painting music!

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Photos: abstract paintings with Fort Lauderdale friends!

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Photos: abstract paintings with Fort Lauderdale friends!

We had a great time painting with Shawn (@urbnplanr), Samiyyah (sunbeam_sami; samiyahblack.com) & Mike, and Nick & Jill (@LocalBlip)!

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I never appreciated abstract art – until trying it.

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I never appreciated abstract art – until trying it.

I never understood why anyone could like most abstract art. To me, too much of it seemed merely decorative and boring, if not ridiculous, gimmicky, lazy, and hideous. One place where I worked had a typical giant abstract “sculpture” nearby that I actively loathed -- it looked like a ball of discarded scraps of sheet metal. It irked me, because it seemed like a scam. I thought of pieces like that as fake art, a convenient way to dispose of spare grant funding while pretending to be sophisticated. What intensified my suspicion of it is the fact that the CIA...

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