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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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Drawing In Nature Or Is It Drawing Nature?

Nature

The beauty of drawing isn’t simply what shows up on paper. The beauty of drawing for me is the process. Take for example when drawing in nature, I’m not so much excited about the end result, (well, maybe a little), but I’m more into the process.

Combining the lines, making the shapes, seeing gradually, how the image comes together.

Drawing in nature is about drawing from nature. I think you must be in the environment your trying to draw to fully feel it. Oh, pictures work too.  Continue reading Drawing In Nature Or Is It Drawing Nature?

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Sometimes My Head Is In the Clouds….

Clouds

I’m the first to admit I can easily get lost in taking pictures. Capturing various images is honestly fun. Not to mention, the best way to learn is to practice. A few years ago I became obsessed with shooting cloud photos.

At first I thought something was wrong with me. Why capture clouds? Continue reading Sometimes My Head Is In the Clouds….

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I Was Thinking…..A Creative JumpStart

Creative

I was thinking how easy it is to publish our individual thoughts. Social media, blogging, self-publishing on Amazon, you name it. We all have this opportunity to simply click a button and poof! Our words are out in the world.

But what about our art? Just as easy as it is to publish our words, images and original art are just as easily published.

But it’s our personal fear of doing so that holds most of us back. As a visual artist, sending one’s images out into the digital world is the same as standing in Times Square hold a canvas for all to see.  Continue reading I Was Thinking…..A Creative JumpStart

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Creative JumpStart: Start Blogging!

Blogging

Blogging. It’s become a major part of any successful business. Blogging is also a major part of many individuals daily lives. We learn many things from all kinds of blogs.

Nothing gives more people an easy opportunity to share their knowledge, skills, and opinions. Facebook can be deleted. Twitter can go bankrupt. Instagram can’t express in words what’s on your mind. But blogging is the key to the ultimate personal expression.

Let me tell you why writing a blog, is one of the best ways to spark and practice your creativity.   Continue reading Creative JumpStart: Start Blogging!