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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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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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Creativity For The Weekend! Have An Amazing Weekend!

Weekend

It’s the weekend once again, thankfully. There are many things you can do on the weekend, but if you’re not practicing your craft, you’re missing out.

Of course, sometimes we all need a little motivation so for this edition of my Creative Weekender series, here are few things I think will give you inspiration.

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How To Build Your Creative Self-Discipline

Self-discipline

In 2014 I was sitting on my couch blankly staring at my television. I was bored, really bored. I don’t even remember what was on at the time as I have a notorious channel-flipping habit.

Television was so unimpressive, I got up and wandered around my house. I ended up in our home office looking for an old sketchbook and set of graphite pencils I received as a birthday gift years ago.

I was so bored, I was going to draw because I had nothing better to do.

This was before I rediscovered the magic of reading again too. So a good book was out of the question.

During this moment of absolute laziness and couch-living monotony, I was “forced” into my creativity. I had no idea this desperate moment of entertainment-seeking was one of the best moments of my life.  Continue reading How To Build Your Creative Self-Discipline