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Hone Your Creativity With Persistence

Over the last few weeks I’ve spent many hours simply drawing. For the first time in a long time, I’ve shown persistence with drawing sunflowers and mandalas.

I’m going with a theme and the goal is to turn these images into a future coloring book. I really enjoy drawing floral and obviously I’m all about the mandalas. But it’s hard, damn hard, to sit and draw a variation of the same thing.

Persistence and creativity, I believe, are linked. In many ways, you can’t have one without the other. Creativity creates the art.

Persistence hones the craft.  Continue reading Hone Your Creativity With Persistence

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Latest Product: Snapback Mandala Hats

Hats

I know its been more than a few days since my last post but I’ve been busy with creating some new designs and some new products. The crossroads of creativity and eCommerce provides the budding entrepreneur with numerous opportunities.

What I love most about this opportunity is the chance to put original artwork on various….hats. Continue reading Latest Product: Snapback Mandala Hats

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The Creative Weekender: Learn How To Draw Some Florals

Florals

Drawing for me is more than a passion or hobby, it’s a lifelong journey of creativity.

Did that sound good?

Seriously, I always have and most likely always will enjoy drawing. I love drawing the mandalas because that’s why I do but I also enjoy mixing in the floral work.

Drawing floral art is fun, sometimes challenging and ultimately it looks good. When done right.

While I’m mostly self taught with the floral work, I’m always looking for a point of reference and to learn new things. So I picked up How To Draw Modern Florals by Allie Koch. 

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The book is simple, clean and very easy to follow. Look at the examples and follow the instructions on the left page, practice on the right. It’s a great learning tool. Once you mastered her teachings, keep this as a great reference.

One can never stop learning. Now, before you go crazy drawing I suggest you pick up some proper tools. I suggest Pigma Micron markers. You need to and want to go small with a number of your lines. The archival ink quality of Pigma is great.

Remember my thoughts on drawing: it’s about lines, shape and composition. Think of yourself as make a photograph. Your composition is everything. The devil is in the detail so focus on your lines.

Stay small where you need to. Go big where you need want to. Throw-in some accent lines and shadow. Follow along with Allie and you’ll surprise yourself and your friends.

Ok, you don’t have to show your friends.

So for this weekend, pick up this book and get cracking on your own floral art. You will feel inspired and it gives you something different to do.

Take your time. Enjoy what you’re doing. That’s the point, to find some creative inspiration and be happy.

Creativity well lived, it’s a journey.

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Creative JumpStart: Art Prompt

Art Prompt

I admit I don’t adhere to a marketing plan all the time. There are many weeks where I just shoot from the hip with my blog posts. Hey, it’s creative right?

While I attempt to keep the creativity flowing with my posts, it’s not the best way to work. I struggle at times with coming up with something to write.

Take this week for example, I couldn’t decide what I wanted to post about. Something in depth? Something short?

In the end, I decided to do a simple art prompt. I know, nothing extraordinary, but we all have to start somewhere.  Continue reading Creative JumpStart: Art Prompt

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How To Draw A Basic Mandala: Creative JumpStart!

Mandala

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!