I have to do other things to keep me inspired (to keep me away from work) and to help me keep a fresh outlook.
When you teach, you tend to deal with the same materials and the same projects for a long time.
It's nice to take a break and (escape) (run away) play with other things.
Drawing is one of those things for me.
I have long held the belief, as many others do as well, that daily drawing/writing/painting (insert whatever creative endeavor you love) will not only improve your technical skills but your creative skills as well.
It's just like exercising your skeletal muscles...you use them/exercise them and they increase in size/stamina.
They reward you by serving you in an increased capacity.
If you exercise your creativity, it will do the same thing!
Grab a cheap journal, sketchbook, pile of paper and get to it!
Just make marks, write, paint...just do something creative every day.
I started drawing these little underwater plants a couple of days ago.
Now I can't seem to stop!
This is where it all began -
|I usually begin my drawings with simple lines.|
|I getting a little looser with the designs in this one.|
|Maybe it's time to stop...|
I made a thermofax screen out of some of these and I love it!
The tiny details really look good on paper as well as fabric. I'm going to use this screen on the "Birds of a Feather" mobile that I'm working on.