Cultivate Positivity Ever had a fantastic day ruined by one small mishap – stepped in a puddle, got cut off by another driver – that is the first thing you relate about your day when you get home? Adults these days tend to internalize and obsess over the negative. This was not always so. Humans […]
I see my work as sort of a parallel world, where bits and pieces of this one recombine into scenes that are both familiar and strange. My work combines still life, landscape and figure painting into these surreal narrative vignettes. I pull my subject matter from my neighborhood walks and my hikes, from found objects and from the people around me.
Think about what you can simplify in your life. What can you take out? What can you say no to? It helps to know what your goals are because then you can check each upcoming opportunity, and only say yes to the ones that will get you closer to them.
In this series, my goal is to help you get inspired – even when you feel creatively “stuck”. Last month I wrote about figuring out what rules apply to your creative output, and then purposefully removing (breaking, ignoring) those rules and seeing what happens.
Explore the art of Genevieve Santos, and what do you see? You may see a swelling of cuteness, the chubby cheeks of childhood limned fondly and funnily by her watercolors, her go-to medium.
I am a figurative sculptor, mostly working in mixed media and ceramics. The fantasy and horror genres are my playground. Maybe my style is dark comic impressionist unrealism, but probably not because I have no idea what I’m talking about.
Self-Care is important. Take breaks, do something rejuvenating. Whatever it is that re-energizes you so you can be more creative, productive and focused.
Enjoy the second part of Leah Jay’s 3 part series on creativity. Sometimes it’s all about getting out of your comfort zone and breaking the rules.
A couple of months ago we had the pleasure of interviewing artist and art teacher Russell Powell for upcoming issue of Content Magazine. Russell paints on his hand then stamps it onto a piece of paper. That might not sound very impressive until you see his beautifully detailed black and white paintings that are painted on an approximately 4”x4” surface that isn’t flat.
Ken Davis’ studio is covered with skateboard decks, shelves of records, and reference books as an ode to the tangible. He prefers to have these items as a reminder to slow down. None of his research is done online, preferring to hunt down a rare book instead of staring at a scan. But the extra effort shows in his work. His meticulous eye and dedication to doing things the right way at every stage of production are sure signs that clients are getting a quality product.