"Creativity is Risk-Taking" ~ Sting
Many things can prompt a page
in your Art Journal. If I see an interesting
image or hear a snatch of phrase that
gets my attention, I grab a bit of
paper and write it down. The 'notes to
self' get slipped between the pages of
my art journal until I decide how to
use them in my art.
In this case, I was listening
to a National Public Radio
broadcast about creativity. I hadn't
really thought about what creativity
actually IS, but these quotes
rang true for me.
To roughly paraphrase
Elizabeth Gilbert, author:
We've often heard the phrase,
"follow your passion," but that puts
a pretty strong sense of intensity
(and perhaps stress) on the individual.
Curiosity is much more doable.
It gives us 'permission' to work our
day job and follow our curiosity where
it leads us without the pressure
of having to become
a tragic figure or 'starving artist.'
Another place I've found art journal
fodder is on blogs. Julie Fei-Fan Balzer
does pod casts with her mom and
a guest artist. They are full of gems of
wisdom and laughter.
"Creativity is about exploring possibilities"
is a remark from Julie. When I listen
to a pod cast, I take notes!
It's fun and informative, plus I can doodle!
Where have you found inspiration lately?
Linking up with Julie's
Art Journal Every Day blog hop.
Stop by for some inspiration!
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