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Creative JumpStart: Get Your Shade On

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Black And White Tiger Lily Art Print
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I work a lot with black and white. Whether it’s photography or drawings, I like the contrast between the dark and the light.

Color is great. Without color, life would be rather drab. But there is something about black and white images that speaks to the pure essence of an image.

Not to mention, images just look cool in black and white.

So for this creative jumpstart, I want you to focus on one aspect of colorless art: shadingContinue reading Creative JumpStart: Get Your Shade On

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Creative JumpStart: Put Your Coffee Into Words

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Are you ready for your next creative leap? Get a jump on your creative life with your morning coffee!

Living creatively doesn’t mean you need to struggle with creating. You can and should create whatever you want.

Since you’re probably like me and fuel your day-to-day with caffeine, why not let your love of java and creativity collide?  Continue reading Creative JumpStart: Put Your Coffee Into Words

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Creative Jump Start: Draw Your Breakfast

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Creative Jumpstart

I talk so much about creativity and trying to find that creative spark, but how do you actually “be” creative? For me, I’m a drawing and picture-taking fiend…usually.

But being creative every day is challenging.

There are so many times when finding that “thing” to spark the creativity is hard. I know it doesn’t have to be, but I know that it is.

I know that you struggle too. So many people want to incorporate more creativity into their daily lives. They just don’t have the ideas or the time.

So I’m starting something new here on the blog and I hope it’s helpful. If not, I’ll find something else.  Continue reading Creative Jump Start: Draw Your Breakfast

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Why You Can’t Hesitate To Be Creative

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Creativity isn’t a destination. I’ve finally accepted this as the truth about my creative process.

What about you?

Creativity is a journey. It’s a long, sometimes slow, sometimes fast, occasionally boring, usually tedious voyage through life.

But it’s a daily grind. A mission that’s personal and imperative. It’s wonderful.  Continue reading Why You Can’t Hesitate To Be Creative

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The Creative Person’s Manifesto

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What does it mean to be creative?

Creative defined is:  relating to or involving the imagination or original ideas, especially in the production of an artistic work.

 But what does it really mean to be creative?

Continue reading The Creative Person’s Manifesto