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.
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.
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.
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.
A skull, a pelvis, some vertebrae—warmly familiar ivory tones and archetypal shapes resonating deep in our memories. Looking closer, the shapes lack the sharp edges of bone. They are fibrous and irresistibly tangible.
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. Girafa From Content Magazine Issue 5.0 Underground Written by Richard Vo Photography by Daniel […]
Josh Marcotte creator of Lost San Jose, a popular photojournalistic blog which documents his wandering spirit and explores his profound connection with the city his family has called home for four generations. Part urban explorer, part night photographer, as well as writer and historian, he seamlessly blends his poetic view into his art form, creating profound images that cause even a local to pause and think: “Where is this?”
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. Michael Borja From Content Magazine Issue 4.2 Vacation Written by Shannon Amidon Photography […]
Tessie BarreraScharaga is an artist who makes connections: connections between language and culture, art and communities, the past and the present, and, most importantly, between people. Walking into her studio space, curious viewers quickly realize that this is one artist who is not limited to the canvas. Her work tables hold glass plates, ink, clay, brushes, and an assortment of paper, while books line the shelves and carefully placed pieces hang from the walls.