“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… Continue reading Beautifully Purposeful
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.
“Find purpose, means will follow.” Mahatma Gandhi (from The Painter’s Keys) Do artists need to have a purpose? Many artists will say they just want to make art. Purpose doesn’t matter as long as they can make art. But is that really true? If an artist is jumping from one subject to another, one… Continue reading Pathway to Purpose
“Serendipity is God’s way of remaining anonymous.” Author Unknown (from The Painter’s Keys) Everyone wants to lay claim to serendipity. Search for artists and serendipity and the return is pages and pages of artists using the term “serendipity” in association with their work. A number of art galleries also go by the name “Serendipity.” Is… Continue reading Chancing the Serendipitous
Ballet is so beautiful! This is a wonderful performance. Enjoy!
“It is our choices that show what we truly are far more than our abilities.” J.K. Rowling (from Skinnyartist) What happens when the Insiders become stale and must seek new inspiration? The only option is to look outside. It has always been so and now more than ever. Insiders jump from fad to fad, novelty to… Continue reading Outside Inside
Interesting video on the business side of being an artist. Happy Weekend!
Artpromotivate.com has a fabulous article for inspiration titled: 20 Art Inspiration Ideas for Creativity. All 20 are great ideas. One favorite for me is number 19, Making Art for Art’s Sake. The premise behind number 19 is to simply create outside your usual comfort zone. 19 suggests trying something new or different, not focusing on… Continue reading Weekend Inspiration–Artpromotivate.com
“We are the facilitators of our own creative evolution.” Bill Hicks (from Brainyquote) Suppose you are stranded somewhere without any art supplies. What do you do? You could dissolve into a quivering lump of uselessness or you could look around and see what’s available. Sit down, think about it and have another cup of coffee.… Continue reading Taking Inventory
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… Continue reading Weekend Inspiration–Gratitude