The Value of Boredom to Spark Creativity

100 Days of Plants:  
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I love working on a series of paintings and I want to start incorporating this idea with my art students.  I remember when I was younger, I read a book where the protagonist had an art teacher who instructed her students to draw an apple for 100 days in a row.  I like this idea of allowing the mind to 'bore' itself into focusing on the nuances of an item.  I think we underestimate the power of boredom in a child's life.

Keeping with the nature them of this post (kinda), here is a video showing you how to create a bird art journaling page - which of course can ALWAYS be created on a larger canvas.