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Inspiration!

Posts about the things that inspire us to make our work and to get out of a creative rut.

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“The advice I like to give young artists, or really anybody who'll listen to me, is not to wait around for inspiration. Inspiration is for amateurs; the rest of us just show up and get to work. If you wait around for the clouds to part and a bolt of lightning to strike you in the brain, you are not going to make an awful lot of work. All the best ideas come out of the process; they come out of the work itself. Things occur to you. If you're sitting around trying to dream up a great art idea, you can sit there a long time before anything happens. But if you just get to work, something will occur to you and something else will occur to you and something else that you reject will push you in another direction. Inspiration is absolutely unnecessary and somehow deceptive. You feel like you need this great idea before you can get down to work, and I find that's almost never the case.”
Chuck Close

How does inspiration "work" for you? What needs to happen for you to get into your creative zone? What to do when you are stuck? Have advice? Join the group and let us know.

 

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Aesthetics and Aging

Started by Tom Supensky. Last reply by Tom Supensky Jan 12, 2013. 4 Replies

I will be leading a panel discussion at this March NCECA conference in Houston, Texas, along with Don Reitz and Cynthia Bringle.  The title of the panel is Aesthetics and Aging.  I would welcome any comments about how one keeps the creative flame…Continue

To create I need quiet.

Started by Brigitte Martin. Last reply by Brigitte Martin Aug 22, 2012. 5 Replies

I have found this out a long time ago: To create something meaningful and…Continue

Tags: inspiration, quiet, crafthaus

The color of creativity

Started by Brigitte Martin. Last reply by Harriete E Berman Jun 17, 2012. 1 Reply

Source:…Continue

Tags: creative, blog, efficient, practically, crafthaus

Researching mediums outside of your primary, for inspiration

Started by Angelina Smith. Last reply by Brigitte Martin Jun 14, 2012. 2 Replies

On inspiration...Sometimes it helps me to see what others are doing and what concepts they are pursuing in their individual bodies of work, also paying special attention to artists working in mediums outside of my primary.  I often take the…Continue

IMAGINE: How Creativity Works

Started by Harriete E Berman. Last reply by Harriete E Berman Jun 5, 2012. 3 Replies

This is the most amazing book. I highly…Continue

Tags: ask harriete, creativity, inspiration, harriete estel berman, Imagine, How Creativity Works

Beauty

Started by Sandra Murray May 12, 2012. 0 Replies

I am often inspired by beauty! Whether it's something natural like trees and flowers, or even buildings. I was in the National Portrait Gallery today and I saw a postcard of Louise Brooks and Gary Cooper and bought them. I love drawing people and…Continue

How much time to you spend on new possible forms, styles, projects?

Started by Brigitte Martin. Last reply by Tom McCarthy Apr 29, 2012. 2 Replies

A few things to think about:How much time to you spend on new possible forms, styles, projects?Is there ever a drive to do something entirely different from your established and successful work?Are you afraid of your customer base/peer base not…Continue

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Always inspired

Started by Miri Admoni. Last reply by Miri Admoni Apr 26, 2012. 2 Replies

True, many of us feel the same, inspiration is everywhere and at anytime. As a former graphic designer, drawing sketches was the proccess for me and I still like doing that today. But there is nothing like touching the materials! This is the real…Continue

Tags: einstein, simple, imagination, proccess, inspiration

The 6 P's

Started by Brigitte Martin. Last reply by Lorena Angulo Apr 18, 2012. 3 Replies

How much 'preparation' is needed ? At what point does the switch flip?Like many of you here, I have loads of ideas or 'inspirations' that seem to constantly stream into my head in a rather unfiltered way and which I store away in a mental idea bank.…Continue

 

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