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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

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Creative Jump Start: It’s All About The Turkey

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This week we wrapped up Thanksgiving in the US and the holiday season is in full swing! Whether we like it or not, and I’m not a fan of the chaotic stress that comes with the holidays, it’s time to get our holiday joy going.

For this week’s Creative Jumpstart, I want you to look for that creative spark from the holiday season.

Once again, grab that pencil and sketchbook or your camera and let’s go!  Continue reading Creative Jump Start: It’s All About The Turkey

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Creative Jumpstart: Create In Black and White

Black and White

Last week I spoke about shading and how you can spark your creativity. Today, let’s talk about that creative spark through making art in black and white.

I love a good, powerful, black and white image. Think about the last time you saw a beautifully composed photo in black and white, how did it make you feel?

What about a drawing?  Continue reading Creative Jumpstart: Create In Black and White

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Creative Jump Start: Draw Your Breakfast

Creative Jumpstart

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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Find Shapes In Nature And Architecture

Shapes

Shapes

The basics of art and photography are shapes. Even in nature, I’m looking for shapes.

Trees, hills, bushes, flower petals, you name it. It’s about shapes. And drawing, especially mandalas is well, shapes and lines.

Take the picture above, it’s nothing more than lines and simple shapes.  Continue reading Find Shapes In Nature And Architecture