Sunday, January 31, 2010

Creating a Creative Space

Creative ideas can occur at any time, no matter where we are or what we are doing. But do you have a 'space', a 'place', a 'spot' where you can endeavor to implement those ideas? This can apply to artists, writers, thinkers or anyone of us that needs a place to call a destination.

A place where the idea can become a reality?

Some things to think about when looking for the creation of that creative space in no particular order:

1) Privacy - What do you need? A private space, walls, a shared room what works best for you/

2) Tools - What tools or equipment might you need? Chair(s), table, supplies, storage etc.

3) Size - How much space do you realistically need for your stuff?

4) Views - Windows versus walls? Would a view of the outside be inspiring or distracting?

5) Light - Do you prefer natural or artificial light? Does it matter? Northern light?

6) Sounds - What do you prefer extreme quiet, white noise, music, outside noise?

Think about these things to start and I am sure they will lead to other questions to make your creative space that place that allows you to shine.

(Thanks to Lori McNee for the inspiration for this blog, link to her blog post on 'Northern Light' by clicking on the blog title above.)

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

The Night & The Day

Versions of the same design the original (right), done using colored pencils.

"Obscure outlines of shapes imply the form contained within"

The second version is a negative image using Corel Paint Shop Pro.

The ying and yang, the good and evil that resides within us all.

Saturday, January 16, 2010

2010 Verse of the Year - John 10:10

"I come that they may have life, and have it abundantly."
John 10:10 NASB

(photo taken November 2009, in the foot hills outside Boise, Idaho)

Saturday, January 9, 2010

Dancing in the Shadow Lands - Part II

Two new colored pencil drawings from the current working series,
'Dancing in the Shadow Lands'

Looking to capture the spiritual and physical essence in simple form.

"Obscure outlines of shapes imply the form contained within!"

What do you see within the shadow lands?

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Searching for one particular harbour!

Sailing off into 2010, what new adventures lie just beyond the horizon?

Just beyond our sight?

Life is an adventure to love, to laugh, to cry, to feel, to live!

Enjoy the journey!

(22x28 watercolor painting of an old sailing ship)