Inspiration is the starting point for an artwork; it’s the match that lights your fire. I would like to suggest another use for Inspiration (with a capital ‘I’): as a learning tool.
What kind of environment gets your creative juices flowing? A quiet, orderly space? Soft music, nature sounds or perhaps heavy metal? Whatever your motivation, build your stage to inspire your work.
A single grandmother caring for her teenage grandson now has reliable transportation thanks to the Wheels of Success Build-A-Car program, funded by Senior Citizens Services.
We tend to think that we “know,” at least generally speaking, what we are looking at. But are we really seeing what we are focused on?
As a result of the federal government shutdown, many families are facing unexpected hardships, which have put a strain on the food banks serving Pinellas County. The PCF board of governors has authorized $30,000 for food relief efforts.
Invert Positive Space With Reductive Drawing Drawing is generally thought of as applying lines to a surface. The lines are the positive space, while the surrounding background is the negative space. I like to use a reductive style of drawing, which inverts the...
How Does an Artist Find Support? The thing about visual arts is that they are such a solitary pursuit. In other art disciplines, there is usually a broader group or partnership involved in the development and publishing or performance of an artwork. Not so much with...
In this coolish, almost winter weather, I am thinking of soup, glorious soup. Soup must have been one of the earliest cooked meals humans invented. They likely cooked the food in some kind of pot in a pit lined with hot stones. Water would enhance the mixture, and after a while, SOUP!
Callie Odom Gentry served as a stenographer for the infamous Tuskegee Airmen, who were awarded the Congressional Gold Medal in 2007 for their invaluable service during World War II.
It seems for most people “being Inspired” is criteria for being able to make art. Without it, nothing can happen. Don’t let your lack of inspiration stop you from working. Learn how to just do it.