One last seven to celebrate the seventh anniversary of our blog. The following are considered the seven arts:
Architecture, Sculpture, Painting, Music, Poetry, Dance, Performing
If you could pick one other of these to do besides writing which would it be? What form would it take? How would you envision that life?
Julie: Ahem, where’s mystery writing? Just saying. I’ve worked in the performing arts, so I feel as though I know that world. I’d like to paint well. But being a sculptor would be really interesting. Completely out of my comfort zone, which would be the point, really. I’d love to live near the ocean and have a studio where I create epic sculptures that people have no idea of their meaning but they feel compelled to buy them. I’m imagining myself with chainsaws and welding torches. And crystals.
Jessie: You dazzle me, Julie, with your vision! I would love to see you doing exactly that! As for me, hands down it would be painting. I have mentioned here before that I have started to sketch in watercolors as part of a 100 Day Project. In fact, today is day 84! I have enjoyed it so much I am planning to start in on a 100 Days concentrating on oil painting starting June 14! If I like it, I can see myself rewarding myself for a good day of writing by painting en pein air at the seaside in the warmer months and at an easel in a light-filled indoor studio in the colder ones. I already have a space in my home in mind to set up!
Edith/Maddie: Both of those sound wonderful, Julie and Jessie, and I can picture you at them! I often thought when I retired I would do community theater. But since I’m not retired… Oh, that’s right. We’re dreaming. Then I would like voice training (and a naturally beautiful voice), and be able to make people happy by my singing. Let’s throw in cello lessons, too, which I abandoned at the start of ninth grade. I could sing and play the cello at the same time!
Liz: I always wanted to be able to sing and dance! I think I may have been a performer in a past life…but none of that talent has carried over. When I was kid, my mother was kindly asked to remove me from dance class so she wasn’t wasting her money. But I love music and if I had the talent, that would be my other creative endeavor for sure!
Barb: I’d love to be able to sing. Even more, I’d love to be able to write songs. People who can tell a story and convey emotion in 3 minutes floor me. So much admiration.
Sherry: As a child I wanted to be a ballerina. One of my best friends took ballet lessons and I adored her beautiful pink tutu. Plus there seemed to be a plethora of ballet focused books when I was growing up. Boarding school and ballet? Be still my young heart. But my adult dream would be to conduct the Boston Pops or some similar type of orchestra. Getting all of those talented musicians to work together to produce something magical would be amazing.
Readers: Which of the seven arts would you choose and why?