On the Sunday Postcard Artblog, the theme is: Circus. Initially, I created a contemporary clown. But after some cutting, pasting.... and a change of clothes, my clown became vintage. Checkout the other entries on the Sunday Postcard Art blog.
In case you haven't seen the One Pretty Thing site, you need to check it out. "The daily Web site is dedicated to bringing you inspiring projects for a more beautiful life." Each day, I am amazed by the creative ideas that Rachel Klein brings to her readers.
Site features include: The Daily DIY which is a "compilation of the day's DIY projects and inspiration from around the blogosphere." There are also special roundups and holiday projects.
Be prepared to spend a long time reading the archives. One visit and you'll probably come back for more inspiration.
This week's theme for Sunday Postcard Art is: flowers.What a great theme! It inspired me to take out my watercolors and do a quick painting.I added an inspiring quote to the postcard which I recently spotted in a magazine. Be sure to check out the wonderful art, from the other participants, on the Sunday Postcard Art Blog.
Taking time to do the painting took my mind off the hurricane disasters in the states and stock market rumbles. I strongly believe in the healing power of making art whether one paints, writes or creates with passion.
At first, I was stumped. But after I looked through my collection of postcards, an idea quickly formed in my mind. I chose a postcard of a flowering tree. I added a young woman in an evening gown, a butterfly, a simple frame - and then stamped dream on the postcard. What a fun challenge!
In "The Creativity Book," author Eric Maisel, PhD, encourages creative people to invest in erasable boards (i,e, white boards).
He suggests using the boards to:
Plan big projects
Keep track of (daily, monthly) goals
Capture new ideas
Record to-do lists
Feature favorite quotes
I used a large (3' by 4') erasable board when I wrote my second book. But when I moved, I gave it away. I recently purchased a smaller (blue) board to keep track of mixed-media art projects, generate new ideas and display art. Try purchasing an erasable board and see if it energizes your creative juices.