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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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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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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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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: Draw Your Music

Courage
Music
Photo by Gabriel Gurrola on Unsplash

It’s time for your creative jumpstart. This week, let’s talk music.

Visual artists, photographers, writers, we need our music. Think about how much your creativity flows when listening to good vibes.

So what do I mean by drawing your music? Simple. Grab a pencil, pen or heck even a paintbrush and let’s get to work.  Continue reading Creative Jumpstart: Draw Your Music