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Creative JumpStart: How To Express Yourself When You’re An Introvert

Introvert

“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.”

-Sylvia Plath

 

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

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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: How To Take The Work Out Of Being Creative

Creative

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 Creative JumpStart: How To Take The Work Out Of Being Creative

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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