Beautiful art…was created by human beings just like you… Maya Angelou QUOTE FOR WRITERS (and people who like quotes)


starry-sky-1948523_640Find a beautiful piece of art. If you fall in love with Van Gogh or Matisse or John Oliver Killens, or if you fall love with the music of Coltrane, the music of Aretha Franklin, or the music of Chopin – find some beautiful art and admire it, and realize that that was created by human beings just like you, no more human, no less.
Maya Angelou

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About Jennie

I have been teaching preschool for over thirty-five years. This is my passion. I believe that children have a voice, and that is the catalyst to enhance or even change the learning experience. Emergent curriculum opens young minds. It's the little things that happen in the classroom that are most important and exciting. That's what I write about. I was a live guest on the Kelly Clarkson Show. I am highlighted in the seventh edition of Jim Trelease's million-copy bestselling book, "The Read-Aloud Handbook" because of my reading to children. My class has designed quilts that hang as permanent displays at the National Liberty Museum in Philadelphia, the Fisher House at the Boston VA Hospital, and the Massachusetts State House in Boston.
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29 Responses to Beautiful art…was created by human beings just like you… Maya Angelou QUOTE FOR WRITERS (and people who like quotes)

  1. Norah says:

    Lovely, Jennie. That is one of my favourite paintings, and Maya Angelou is one of the most inspirational people I know. This is a great quote and a wonderful pairing. Thank you for sharing.

    • Jennie says:

      I thought the pairing was perfect, too. Two of my favorites. Did you know that Maya Angelou wrote a children’s book? Best to you, Norah.

      • Norah says:

        Yes, I own Maya Angelou’s children’s book “My Painted House, My Friendly Chicken, and Me”. I saw it first in the art gallery in New York but ordered it when I got home. It’s gorgeous and should be in every library. Thanks for the reminder. 🙂

      • Jennie says:

        I knew you would like the book as much as I do!

  2. A positive and uplifting post enjoyed it. Happy sunday

  3. Darlene says:

    This is perfect!! Thanks for sharing.

  4. Opher says:

    Our positive side! Art and creativity!

  5. GP Cox says:

    I tend to fall in love with a painting, not the artist.

  6. dreamfilleddaughter says:

    This was such a beautiful reminder of all that we can be capable of if we unlock our full potential, thank you so much!!

  7. This is lovely, Jennie. Thanks for sharing. 🙂

  8. reocochran says:

    This was a fabulous quote and wonderful reblog, Jennie. 🎶 🌟 🖼 🎨

  9. beetleypete says:

    Great quote, and perfect image to accompany it.
    Best wishes, Pete.

  10. Oh Jennie, this is great! So inspirational. Did you share this with your kids? (Knowing you, you already did 🙂 ) There is something so beautiful about art … a beauty that opens our hearts. Your blog is a work of art from my pov.
    Love and blessings to you Jennie!

    • Jennie says:

      Thank you for your kind words, Debbie. The only poster I have hanging in my classroom is Starry Night. The rest is children’s art. This art has inspired so many children! Many blog posts on Starry Night. ❤️🌟

  11. Lovely choice to share, Jennie. Hugs!

  12. Christy B says:

    Oh I love that quote on the reblog – Maya had amazing ways of explaining things ❤

  13. It’s amazing what all humans are capable of creating, great quote!

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