Cynthia Collins: The Art Of Art

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Cynthia Collins is not only a wonderful wife and mother of two but also a wonderfully different form of artist. Collins had been interested in the arts ever since her mother started teaching her how to paint and knit. In high school Collins’s mother pushed her to try an art class so she could learn more. Collins fell in love with the class learning about things like woodcarving, sculpting, painting, and pottery. This passion of arts led Collins to wonder even more about the different forms of art in the world. Collins graduated high school and decided to learn the art of fashion and beauty at the Butler Beauty School. After a couple of years, Collins wanted to put more focus on both her passions which was crafts and being a hairdresser, thus,…show more content…
Like art, when looking at her cards you think of what she was thinking, what occasion was the card talking about, why did she use this color or shade, why did she use this font or font size? There is so many questions people might tend to overlook not looking at it as a piece of art. However, when you look at her cards with the same questions and thoughts you do a painting you start to realize that crafts might not just be a way to busy yourself, they have just as big as meaning as art. Collins commented on the topic of crafts versus art and if there is a difference since she does both she responded with enthusiasm ““I think art is anything you create. When you use your own creativity to make something it is art. When you show who you are and your creativity in your work it should be celebrated just as highly as fine art in museums.” Collins describes that crafts and art is entirely in the same category and shouldn’t be pinned against each other since crafts is just a sub category of art just as sculpting or painting…show more content…
Ecards are a form of cards used a lot now which is an electronic card sent through email. Ecards lack a personal touch that homemade cards offer. The issue arises with Hallmark cards too even though the card is tangible it isn’t the person own words who’s giving the card. Conducting a survey with over fifty people every single person said that above all else if they received a handmade card that looks like work was put in they rather receive that then any number of ecards or hallmark card because they feel it wouldn’t have been just a last minute thought. In this technology world people lose the personal touch that handmade cards offer which raises the appreciation that much more for the creativity and thoughtfulness that comes out of handmade
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