Here's a good example of Outsider Art. I've always had mixed feelings about it (as an Art major grad) but it does have it's merits.
Art Appreciation 101: You can look for balance and see that these colors are well balanced and well placed. Your eye travels all over the place. An artist will surreptitiously or sometimes blatantly move your eyes around the piece to take it all in and appreciate every single bit. Even the negative spaces play an important part in a final product. Another way to discern balance is to imagine the painting cut in half; vertically and horizontally. Is one side heavier than the other? More bold? Or do they compliment each other in color and in area?
It wasn't long after 9/11, September 11, 2001, that I began this website. I felt compelled to connect with other people around the globe. I had recently heard about "weblogs" or "blogs" and I dove right into Blogger.com.
I searched for others to connect with online and I found Ageless. It led to meeting many great friends to discuss events of the day. From then on it snowballed.
Most importantly we offered one another support and friendship across the globe; finding that we were just a few keystrokes away.