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Now Showing: CLOUD APPRECIATION with Alyssa Baguss

 

When was the last time you showed a little appreciation for the clouds? Sure, you have your problem clouds now and then but most of the time they mind their own business, go with the flow and accept change with grace. No matter who you are or where you live, clouds are usually there. You've got clouds? Me too! - Alyssa Baguss 

 

Below is what you will need, a video of Alyssa drawing clouds as a how to make your own, and a little cloud inspiration.

HOW TO DRAW A CLOUD:

 

  1. Go outside specifically to watch clouds.

  2. Find a comfortable place to rest and appreciate clouds: a bench in a park, lawn chair, picnic blanket.

  3. Chin up and eyes on the sky! Take it all in.

  4. Take a picture of a good looking cloud. Text the image to a friend #wow.

  5. Put your cell phone away.

  6. When you wonder if sitting alone looking at the sky makes you look strange, shake it off. If anyone has a problem with how you're appreciating clouds, this is their problem. Not yours.

  7. Pick one cloud that you like and watch it cross the entire sky from horizon to horizon.

  8. Notice how it changes shape and isn't the same cloud it used to be.

  9. If it completely disappears that's ok. Nothing lasts forever.

  10. Draw.

 

Alyssa Baguss’s practice explores mediated natural environments through the drawing processes and interactive creative experiences. She is a 2015, 2017 and 2019 recipient of the Minnesota State Arts Board Artist Initiative Grant, the 2017/18 Jerome Foundation Fellowship for Emerging Artists, and a part of the Minnesota Artist Exhibition Program at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts in 2020. Her work has been exhibited at the Rochester Art Center, Minnesota Center for the Book Arts, and Minnesota Museum of American Art. Most recently she received a 2020 Mid-Career Project Grant from Forecast Public Art funded by the McKnight Foundation.

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