This one is special!
It’s the second year I participate in #mabsdrawlloweenclub, an art challenge that is hosted by Mab Graves. For each day of October, there is a Halloween-inspired theme and artists from all around the world create a piece of art (all forms of art are accepted) according to theme!
I use a variety of forms for my art, so I combine them all, one day I might draw something or another I might write a poem (like today!).
I love the way this challenge brings so many artists together and the fact that people like me, can use the different mediums they already use!
Let’s have a happy/creative/creepy October!!
As an artist I use a variety of forms of art. For about six months now, I’m experimenting with digital collage. I already create collage and mixed media pieces from more “traditional” materials, but one day I thought that since I use art photography, why not create digital collage pieces as well!? And I did.
This one is my newest creation. Fresh, “from the oven”, is a piece I created a few hours ago.
For today’s post I took a series of photos of my workshop!
Inspiration is kind of different for each one of us. Every person/artist has a different way of working and finding the triggers/inspiration for the pieces.
My number one trick for inspiration ia having your eyes and ears open! It’s all about the everyday life. If you do, you can catch the beauty, the images, sounds, colors around you.
And then there are the details that some others might not notice. A small detail can be the starting point of a piece of artwork. A detail in your environment can start a series of thoughts and feelings that can lead to creation.
Yes, time, is crucial. You can never force inspiration. It needs its time, your brain has to proceed information and make something out of it.
But, in the meanwhile there’s one more important thing that can help: work! Even if you don’t have the perfect idea (or no idea, it happens sometimes) in mind one day, you should still sit down and work.
Inspiration doesn’t come out of the blue, on its own. Needs a little help and work can never do any harm! 😉