Often the simplest, most obvious advice is the easiest to forget. Presumably if you’re reading this, you are some kind of creative. Being a creative is not a lifestyle choice; rather, you are conscious of some innate thing inside of you, vying to get out.
I’ve been teaching art to young people for many years, and one of the first lesson themes is uniqueness. Everyone, regardless of artistic skill, has a certain stylistic look to the marks they make.
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 […]
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.
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.
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.
The multitalented artist Francisco Ramirez is our current artist in residence. We are thrilled to have him as our featured artist interview for this month.
My Art Resources is excited to collaborate with Content Magazine to bring you a new monthly blog post Content – From the Archives. We will be looking back and featuring some of the best artist interviews and stories from past issues of Content Magazine. Tony May From Content Magazine Issue 5.1 Sight & Sound Written by Daniel Garcia […]
Getting creatively “stuck” is something that is so common among artists, it’s almost a cliché. There are dozens, if not hundreds, of books which address various aspects of creativity – developing it from nothing, bolstering your own latent creative potential, and getting out of a creative slump.