A single quote sums up what art does, and does not do, from a master of visibility: Paul Klee.
Sometimes themes emerge and merge; this week, letters and cursive and sketching had the upper hand. Pick and choose from the stories in the crosswinds.
For inspiration, all you need is patience to see what remains.
One thing leads to another on a hunt for a lobster roll in Maine—where you can find pearls before lobster and study the lost art of cursive, too.
Lettering Required: When you’re devoted to type, college and career requirements can enable lifelong passions, especially to the art of letters.
As a writer, words are your paint. Here’s a quote from Rhys Alexander to remind you to use all the colors.
When you’re in a creative drought, just hit the road. Literally or virtually, you can juice your creative flow and find new ways of looking at old things.
Ideas are like rabbits, said John Steinbeck. May you have many. Happy Easter.
Artist Lynn Bridge creates mosaic plates in her Austin, Texas studio, complete with eating utensils. But you don’t eat the food on these plates, because they’re collectible art.
Bauhaus artist Paul Klee found himself possessed by color after an influential trip to Tunisia. But time spent in Italy informed his art as well.
Making art is messy for a reason. It’s to remind us that we won’t ever get it just right, or even close to perfect.
In Yucatán, there’s a tiny Mexican town whose contemporary roots are never far from its Mayan past.
A sunflower about to bloom is filled with intrigue. It’s poised on the verge of emergence and seems so hopeful, just like the creative spirit. Here are a few ideas to awaken yours.
A shelfie seems like a generous way to share your library of ideas, instead of your silly selfie face. Shelfies also reveal how unique you think your intellect is, but they can show how deep is your soul.
Are you at your desk, in front of your laptop? Are you at your easel, in front of your canvas? Great. If an idea comes, you’ll be ready for it.