Monday, August 13, 2007
Blondheim Art Original Paintings
Olives Stuffed with Feta Cheese
2 1/2x 3 1/2 inches
colored pencil on mat board
Stimulating your creative process
The creative process revolves around your life. Every place you go and everything you do is a potential painting or series of paintings. Get in the habit of thinking this way and you will be filled with ideas. Yesterday I went to a gourmet food market in my town with my daughters. It was incredibly stimulating. The rows and rows of beautiful produce, breads of every shape and size, pastries to die for, and cheeses of every variety all made a kalidescope of beauty for the senses. In the same way the opposite can be stimulating. Driving around cities, seeing decay and despair may be another arist's cup of tea.
Learning to observe the world around you and to be open to all of it's beauty or despair is powerful. As I have said before, paint what you know and what fills your heart and you cannot go wrong. Get out and look around. look at some things that are part of your life and be filled with ideas.