One thing I've noticed in this year of Corona, is that being in one place is not good for my inner artist. Over the years, I've developed habits that will feed my creative soul and keep it ref
Since most of us are stuck at home (or should be! gasp!) we'll have to use what is easy, free and readily accessible .... the internet. If you're reading this, I'm sure that you know that internet is more than a wasteland of kitten videos and porn. But did you know it can feed your inner artist??
Feeding the Inner Artist
Spend time studying art....
- The British Museum
- The Metropolitan Museum of Art
- The Louvre
- The National Gallery of Art
- The Van Gogh Museum
Pick Some Favorites ... how can they inspire you to make a quilt? The palette? A Crop?? A Deconstructed Version? Do some quick line sketches, or quietly think of them in your mind
Salad (Get some Fresh Air)
Go for a walk in the neighborhood. Set a timer to stop every 5 minutes....take a picture of what your eye sees. When you get home, grab some water and edit your photos....try seeing them in grey scale....looking at the values.....try finding interesting crops.....try finding interesting grouping.
Main Course (Pick A Favorite)
Dessert and Tea (Relax)
Fill your favorite mug, grab a treat and relax by reading all the books you've bought but haven't gotten past the ogling the pictures. Don't forget to use post a notes to mark places and make notes. Set your favorite aside in your studio to help with your next project. Get rid of the ones that just don't make the cut.
Sooner or later this year will make for a good story. Till then please all take care of yourselves. Nobody wants to get sick but nobody wants to die of the cure either.
So What Have You Been Doing Creatively?