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 #11 – Explore Other Mediums
This creative challenge is all about finding inspiration from other mediums. Do a Google image search for pottery, quilting, knitting, painting, etc. and really look at some of the images. Pay attention to textures, techniques, shapes, patterns, and the colors used. Try to translate at least one of those items into your current medium.
This polymer clay dragonfly pendant was inspired by gourd art.
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.
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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.