Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Where'd Ya Get Your Inspriation From, Huh?

Sometimes I get all blocked up creatively. Stuck. I'll sit and stare at a panel, or a canvas, or my sketchpad and nothing comes. I've learned that rather than try to will the inspiration to come, it's best to step away and turn to the things that get me excited about making art again.

Some of my go to's: Michael Shapcott is just freaking amazing. Here's a video of him doing what he does best:

Perusing Tim Burton's past and present ventures tend to get me excited to pick up clay or my watercolors. http://timburton.com/ I also love Danny Elfman's musical contribution to the website.

Other artist's whose work I love: Audrey Kawasaki: her ethereal and evocative images remind me that having the patience to see a piece through is imperative.
Kris Lewis: reminds me that portraits don't need to be boring...

Other times, taking my pup for a walk is does the trick. I'm fortunate to live in a beautiful area lush with flora and fauna alike. It's amazing what 30 minutes of fresh air, blossoms, and birds will do!

What about you? How do you get the muse to show her face again?


  1. Gorgeous images! I tend to either try to really get playing with my materials without too much of a focus. Even resorting beads will help me get an idea of what I'd like. Looking through my blogroll can be helpful, I follow a lot of design blogs and thinking of other creative pursuits often gets me wanting to create things.

    If that isn't working, I'll take a break. Taking the pup for a walk is always a great idea and sometimes I spot a color combo on someone that just makes me think- if that works in a dress, what about a necklace?

  2. Yes! There are so many fantastic blogs out there. It's easy to spend hours browsing through them all :)


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