I love drawing mandalas. Sometimes these pieces of art become very complicated. But they don’t need to be. What’s more, if you want to draw something your friends and family will be amazed by, try a mandala!
I hope you’re not intimidated by trying to draw a unique piece of art. But if you don’t know where to start, or are hesitant to try, this week’s Creative JumpStart is an art lesson! Follow along and draw your very own mandala!
Continue reading How To Draw A Basic Mandala: Creative JumpStart!
In 2014 I was sitting on my couch blankly staring at my television. I was bored, really bored. I don’t even remember what was on at the time as I have a notorious channel-flipping habit.
Television was so unimpressive, I got up and wandered around my house. I ended up in our home office looking for an old sketchbook and set of graphite pencils I received as a birthday gift years ago.
I was so bored, I was going to draw because I had nothing better to do.
This was before I rediscovered the magic of reading again too. So a good book was out of the question.
During this moment of absolute laziness and couch-living monotony, I was “forced” into my creativity. I had no idea this desperate moment of entertainment-seeking was one of the best moments of my life. Continue reading How To Build Your Creative Self-Discipline
“And by the way, everything in life is writable about if you have the outgoing guts to do it, and the imagination to improvise. The worst enemy to creativity is self doubt.”
They say extroverts have all the fun and success. I say that doesn’t need to be true. We’re not all the life of the party and that’s ok. But if you’re introverted like me, sometimes your creativity and artistic expression suffer.
So how do we stop this self-defeating curse? Continue reading Creative JumpStart: How To Express Yourself When You’re An Introvert
Being creative is the foundation of an artist. Or at least that’s what everyone thinks. So why does being creative feel like work? Finding creativity and expressing that creativity is sometimes…lots of times….really hard.
But it doesn’t have to be.
Finding your inner creative and making stuff shouldn’t feel like work. I believe creativity is about expressing who you are and what your brain thinks. Being creative is fun. It should be fun. So how do you get past the “work” of being creative? Continue reading How To Take The Work Out Of Being Creative
I never went to art school. Instead, I went to college like many others and completed a more traditional degree in history. No, it’s not boring. In fact, studying history gave me the foundation to learn so many other things.
In fact, I’ve never stopped learning history. My favorite genre to read is history. I can’t get enough. Shhh…don’t tell anyone.
What if I told you, learning history makes your more creative? The best part too, you don’t have to spend four years of your life in school to do it either. Continue reading Creative JumpStart: Immerse Yourself In History