What is a creative block buster? It is a simple exercise that can be done in just a few minutes or more that will hopefully jump start your creativity.
Creative Block Buster #10 – Taking risks!
Today’s creative block buster is a little different. It’s more of a thinking exercise.
There may or may not have been some trespassing signs that may or may not have been ignored in taking this photo. I’m not suggesting that you do something illegal, but I do want you to take risks with your art.
Without risk, there is no growth.
Today’s challenge is to take a critical look at what you’ve been creating or what you are currently working on. Then ask yourself, “What can I do to that will take this from okay to outstanding?”. The more the idea is outside your comfort zone the better.
Maybe you’ve thought about something that goes beyond your current skill set. Learn the new skill.
Perhaps your idea doesn’t conform with the rules of design. Do it anyway.
Without risk, there is no growth.
Do something today that is outside your comfort zone. Take a risk!
I managed a little creative time in the new studio recently.
I’ve been playing around with the idea of something to go on one of the tan walls in our bedroom. That goes with the afghan bedspread.
So, this is what I came up with, but I’m not sure I’m happy with it. I can’t quite figure out if it’s because I know I want something bigger. If so, I could just make more polymer clay tiles as I was thinking of mounting them on a canvas. Or maybe I’m not happy with it because it still needs something…perhaps flowers to soften it up.
The rough texture is my favorite part.
What do you think? Do the tiles need something else added?
A Facebook group open to any artistic medium. A new inspiration challenge prompt will be posted each Monday. Upload your photo to the corresponding week’s challenge album.
*Photos must be new work inspired by the challenge.
The purpose of this challenge is to inspire you to make creative time a habit. Try to block out time in your schedule, ideally at the same time every day, even if it’s only 15 to 30 minutes. Creativity, like everything, get’s easier with practice.
My hope is that you will also use these challenge prompts to push yourself outside your comfort zone, because that is where real growth happens.
My mom has her house for sale and has started the process of cleaning out. I’m now the proud owner of an antique steamer trunk, which is a story for another day. However, the trunk was filled with scrapbooks, newspaper clippings, photos, etc. Today I want to share a gem that surfaced…Modern Living, a little magazine that was published by a local bank in 1962.
While the carousel theme is a little much, I do like the red and white with touches of green. It creates a nice high contrast color scheme.
What is a creative block buster? It is a simple exercise that can be done in just a few minutes that will hopefully jump start your creativity.
Creative Block Buster #8 – Avatar
Today’s creative block buster is to watch the movie, Avatar. Whether you’ve seen it before or not, like the story line or not, watch the movie.
You might even want to have your sketchbook handy while watching. The vivid colors always capture the attention first. However, it’s the shapes, textures and movement of the Pandora flora and fauna that have me reaching for my sketchbook. Maybe it will be the Na’vi’s colors and markings that inspire you or the Pandoran wildlife. The markings on the Toruk has Millefiori cane written all over it.
I always find myself wishing for spring this time of year. Even more so this year. Once the brutal cold let up a little, the snow started in. Yesterday we had ice and snow, today it’s supposed to be 54 degrees and we have a blizzard watch for Thursday. UGH!
On to more pleasant things….I’m working on the tutorial for “flow beads”, which will be available to the Color.Creativity.Design members on March 1st and available for individual purchase on March 8th.