In writing, we call it ‘writer’s block’ and the same thing can happen for an artist. You’re just not feeling inspired to work or create. Sometimes it’s a lack of ‘what next’ once you finish a project. There are many ways to get inspiration.
In anything where there is creativity involved, we can sometimes feel stressed or forced to ‘produce’. This can be painting, writing, even producing results at work where there is a creative aspect to your job, such as in advertising or marketing. I may not have all the answers, but I’ve got a few ideas for you which I have personally found very effective and have worked well for me in a few areas.
In these troubling times, we are all experiencing some degree of stress (and we want to relieve stress). I know some business owners (accountants) who are super flat out and stressed from overwork. Others have little work OR little income and are feeling that stress.
Many artists, particularly members of the Redlands Creative Alliance Inc (RCAI) group, participate in a number of exhibits and shows each year. An annual and major event upcoming is at the Redlands Performing Arts Centre (RPAC). This exhibit always has a large number of artistic exhibitors, a grand opening evening and all art pieces are available to purchase. There will be both 2D and 3D artworks on show.
At some point in any of my chats with fellow artists and followers, I get asked whether I prefer to do plein air painting or inside the studio. A silent argument between the two has been lingering on some people’s minds. So let me address that continuing concern here in my blog to give you access about which of the two should be weighed better or does one really matter over the other?
Art has become part of our civilisation since I don’t know when. Well actually, probably since caveman days. It is unarguably present in all aspects of our culture and activities. All of the significant historical events are brought to commemoration through the arts. Perhaps that is where (or why) we have the phrase “a picture says a thousand words”. It is the most important record in every society there is. It is through these that people are brought together as great accomplishments are being remembered and particular values are reinforced.
Opening Saturday 9th March 2019
At Myhorizon Event Centre Runnymede Road, Capalaba
1-15A Runnymede Road, Capalaba QLD 4157, next to Indigiscapes
4.30pm – drinks and nibbles, 5pm – entertainment till 7.30pm.
The entertainment supplied by performance members will commence at 5.30pm (gold coin entry to help our starving artists?!)
Join in this celebration with a diverse and wonderful variety of artists, to be held in the wonderful semi outdoors, newest event facility in the Redlands. It’s an opportunity to meet the artists, the people of Myhorizon Event Centre and honoured guests. There will be light refreshments and a pay bar. Please invite your family and friends.
RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org by 1st March 2019.
Click here for more info.
Amongst the many misconceptions surrounding art is the belief that you have to be born with the talent to achieve something from it. So many people are afraid to delve into arts because they think that there is no benefit from it because they do not know anything about it – or they believe they are “talentless”. Well, let me say, that does not hold true. I have seen and known of many a person who states they have no skill, gain so much from the actual act of being artistic. Remember also that art comes in many forms. Art can be painting, or drama, singing or playing music, or pottery, sculpture, printing … the list goes on and on. Art has been a large chunk of my entire life; from bringing inspiration, motivation, peace, harmony, confidence and success, it has also brought me a wide array of actions that is advantageous to my growth and well-being.