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A Mandala Called Stasis

Mandala

Mandala art is really a journey in self-expression. I find when drawing a design, I become lost in the symmetry and the free-wheeling exercise of drawing. It’s a contradiction on paper. Drawing a mandala or any original design is a free ticket to simply be creative.

The idea behind my piece called “Stasis,” was to incorporate a little alien-ish design while holding to the repetitive circles and intricate details. The circles that go along the perimeter of the design create negative space but I think they remind the viewer of a crop circle. I feel these circles pull your eye to look all around the design. Continue reading A Mandala Called Stasis

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Creative JumpStart: Immerse Yourself In History

History

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

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The Simplicity Of Black And White Art

Inspiration

Creativity isn’t static. It’s constantly evolving just as we are.

Creativity is the one thing that separates us from all other living things.

It’s our purpose. Everything came from an idea. A creative spark. When I draw, I rarely add color to my designs. There is a purity to black and white. The monochrome has a power.

Regardless of how intricate a design becomes, there is simplicity. That is what I’m searching for and aim to create.

 

 

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Creative JumpStart: Goals For a New Year

Goals

A new year, a new set of 365 opportunities to create and make stuff! New years isn’t really a holiday for me. I haven’t stayed awake past 9 in years. For me, the holiday is more of a time of reflection.

A look back at the previous year. Where did I start? What did I learn? Most importantly, where do I want to go in the new year. Continue reading Creative JumpStart: Goals For a New Year

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Creative Jump Start: It’s All About The Turkey

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This week we wrapped up Thanksgiving in the US and the holiday season is in full swing! Whether we like it or not, and I’m not a fan of the chaotic stress that comes with the holidays, it’s time to get our holiday joy going.

For this week’s Creative Jumpstart, I want you to look for that creative spark from the holiday season.

Once again, grab that pencil and sketchbook or your camera and let’s go!  Continue reading Creative Jump Start: It’s All About The Turkey