In my fine art group yesterday a friend was lamenting she is having a hard time coming up with concepts that inspire her. This is such a universal struggle. I post “Daily Inspiration” on this blog every single day in order to combat it. Now, typically I use visual cues to inspire me, but I realize a lot of … Continue reading Three fresh techniques for finding creativity when you are utterly blank…
Bubbles are synonymous with Summer to me. My girls were playing with them and I thought what a cool stock theme! I’ve seen so many amazing photographers use these in their conceptual portraits so I went on a hunt for some stock for you guys. These are some of my favorites! Actually, one is an image … Continue reading Free Stock Saturday! Who is up for a little bubbly?
It’s free stock Saturday! I’m am really proud to share these mask images with you. These are from my personal stock collection. They were purchased when my Father was on a missionary trip to Ivory Coast, Africa. These have been in our possession since I was young and I always loved looking at them. There … Continue reading Free Stock Saturday! Today’s free stock? Hand carved tribal masks!
I’m putting my money where my mouth is… The start of a brand spankin’ new series based on one of #SharingItForward’s core principles, artist collaboration! I am so excited to announce this new #SharingItFoward Artist Collaboration Campaign and Print Series. In the coming months, I will be releasing artworks, all of which, are collaborations with some … Continue reading The launch of the #SharingItForward Artist Collaboration Campaign and Print Series! Share it forward and win!
An essential part of the #SharingItForward message is encouraging artists to pool resources and share knowledge. I actively encourage every artist I come into contact with to join an artist group and stay involved. Now, I know some of you don’t buy into that. Some artists have a fear they will become too influenced by another artist’s work and it will hinder … Continue reading Creative by Association: A fool proof technique for boosting creativity…
First I would like to apologize for the delay on Free Stock Saturday. I have been on the road and didn’t have internet access but I think I have some stock images that will make it worth the wait! Lookie what I got you guys! This beautiful building is The Castle Post. A luxury hotel located in … Continue reading Free Stock Saturday! (On Monday…) Hear ye! Hear ye! Today’s theme is for creative royalty!
It’s free stock Saturday! Today’s theme is Books! I was visiting my Dad a few weeks ago and I came across these books on his shelf and I thought they were so beautiful. I just had to take some stock of them. There is SO much inspiration you could draw from these images. A lot … Continue reading Free Stock Saturday! It’s time to hit the books!
One of my favorite themes in conceptual portraiture is fairytale. I have a soft spot in my heart for children’s storybook themes. I have found myself collecting a lot of stock with those themes in mind. I seem to come up with little girls themes easier than the boys so whenever I find something for a boy, I … Continue reading Free Stock Saturday! This stock is sure to be a treasure! ARG!
Many of us have experienced what I have dubbed, “The Lull”. The “temporary interval of quiet or lack of activity” of your creative self… We don’t know really, why it happens but at some point we all deal with it. The good news? By definition “The Lull” is a temporary thing. The best method for overcoming “The Lull”? Take a swan-dive right … Continue reading Finding Inspiration: The Amazing Art Photography of Kidy-Kat
I know from personal experience, the best technique for getting out of a creative slump is to surround yourself with creative people and their art. I could make a list of things you could do like take a walk, journal etc… Blah, Blah, Blah… but to be perfectly honest with you, I don’t think anything works … Continue reading How to Stay Inspired