A bit of color and texture inspiration for you! Wonderful work…Chinami Mori, Artist
Insights from Lilla Rogers…
- Put your art first. Not all the time, but a lot of the time.
- Stay physically fit, eat well, and get exercise. You need a lot of energy for your brilliant career.
- Always evolve your talent, either by taking classes or attending art retreats or conferences.
- There is no substitute for the hard work of sitting down and making art.
- Stay open. It is an opportunity to learn from others in the universe.
- Manage your emotions either through journaling, friends, therapy or meditation. Good mental health is top priority. You need stability for the ups and downs of a creative career.
- Figure out how to stay inspired. How do you maintain excitement about your artwork?
- Make lots of art. And do it when you have your best energy, now when you are fatigued. Figure out when you are the most rested and energized.
- Create your own pleasant ritual for getting started in your studio work space. Make a cup of tea, turn on your favorite music, go for a walk first, etc.
- Find a way to get emotional support, either by joining a group or starting on of your own—maybe with a friend who loved to do creative things with you.
- Visualize your success. Us positive affirmations for what you want to achieve and realize. Create a one or two sentence mission statement. Create your own motto if you wish.
- Learn to listen to your instincts. Do not dumb down your style and taste. Do not create for who you perceive will buy your work. Create what you yourself would buy/love.
SOURCE: I Just Like to Make Things: learn the secrets of making money while staying passionate about your art and craft by Lilla Rogers, ©2013, Quarry Books
I am incredibly excited to have a billboard on US127 just north of St. Johns!!!!! I am on the west side of 127, 4 miles north of exit 99, Old 27, for St. Johns–by a store with big chairs on its roof. And my neighboring billboard artist is Kimberly Lavon–WOW!!! Many thanks to the Arts Council of Greater Lansing and Adams Advertising!
“Popular science recently found out that your brain might be wired to enjoy art. However, we on the inside of the artist community know that there are so many more rewards to art and being an artist. We know the true values and benefits of creating something we love and being able to express ourselves visually.”
Here are 25 reasons why being an artist is the best:
- You are always able to express your creativity
- Doing work that you actually believe in
- Being your own boss and not have to answer to anyone else in what you create
- Being able to put pencil or brush on paper anytime you want
- Feeding your creativity
- Seeing that what you have done has made someone happy
- Giving other people a new perspective
- Living the life that you want to live
- Creating art for yourself and no one else
- Deciding that it is time for something beautiful and surprising is about to come to life
- You get to see how you progress as an artist
- Living in a world where everything is an idea or possibility for new art
- Endlessly being able to learn and grow
- You have the potential to be famous for something you make
- Getting to play around all day in your studio
- Having people tell you how much they like your work
- Experiencing the flow of creativity
- The chance to expand your imagination
- Being able to move people intellectually or emotionally through something you’ve made
- Making money from something you have made
- The pride and sense of accomplishment after you’ve finished a great painting, sketch, sculpture or installation
- You get to share your art with the world
- Working with beauty anytime you want
- Seeing your art touch someone’s soul
- Being surrounded by a community of other artists who get to share in the experience of all the great things listed above
http://www.jerrysartarama.com/blog/author/Jerrys-Blog-Squad.aspx Accessed June 29, 2014
The cartoonist makes a strong statement—the power of visual art Jim Margulies
I was sad to take down my art show on Wednesday but here are additional comments from the guest book;
I have a love of Zentangle also
I like all of your art work
I’m blown away by this work! The color, the combinations of materials and mingling of all your skills/gifts. It’s impossible not be inspired to create something after seeing this. I’m lost for words!
Love the colors!
I feel the LIFE in your work!
Your work oozes with life & joy. Love it!
Fantastic and wonderfully creative.
I brought my 4 year old daughter with me and she said these wall hangings must have been made by fairies!
Wonderful ideas in this article! Art is Good for You