Creative Gas for Thrivers
As spring brings thoughts of decluttering, the art studio should be first on the list. Some artists may argue that they work better in chaos and clutter. More power to them. Many decluttering authorities and pundits hail the benefits of decluttering home and office to bring on peace and calm. That would go for the…
The Voice of Creativity does not come from the outside world.
Christmas Tree Creativity
Creating is a response to the gift of life. Rosalind Pinsent (from The Painter’s Keys) There are all kinds of comments and opinions on Christmas trees that crop up every year about this time. Creativity is one example. A Christmas tree is a statement of creativity. That creativity comes in many forms. Some like to…
“Create we must, and respond to this dark hour.” Makoto Fujimura The artistic process for many can be a compulsion, striving to express an idea, a thought, a feeling bubbling up from deep inside. The expression is often not consciously mulled over before erupting into reality. How much time is spent reflecting on the purpose…
Feeling the Rain
“Some people feel the rain. Others just get wet.” Bob Marley (from Skinnyartist.com) At the first sign of raindrops splattering on the windowpanes, most people run for cover. Or they unfurl an umbrella and search for the nearest shelter hoping not to get too wet. Still others stay indoors and refuse to come out until…
Weekend Inspiration–Nature Inspired Inventions
Fun and amazing inventions inspired by the humble gecko and other small creatures. Nature is so amazing and always a great source of inspiration and information. Its fascinating to me to see how inventors come up with their ideas.
“Its important to keep the eccentric spirit alive, because when that goes, the work will go.” Nicolas Cage (from The Painter’s Keys) Do all creative people have eccentricities that stimulate the creative juices? Some artists have elaborate routines they must go through before they can create. To others it may be as simple as always…
Pearls of Rebellious Creativity
“I never made one of my discoveries through the process of rational thinking.” Albert Einstein (from Goodreads.com) Where, oh where is today’s creativity? Is creativity the new buzzword so mainstream it has lost its true meaning? A number of town criers are raising the alarm of an acute loss of innovation due to an epidemic…
Do we, as artists, reveal to the world what there is around us to be grateful for? We see, hear, and feel the beauty that may be missed by others, especially those caught up in the rat race of the busyness of life. For myself, I forget to approach each canvas as an opportunity to…