Another great inspirator that I´ve had ever since I saw his exhibition at Liljevachls in Stockholm (many many years ago) is Jarl Invarsson. I just adore his fearless painting style often inspired by commercials or ordinary things that everyone can find at home. It kind of sais "everything is possible". Gives me hope.
....And this is John Cleese´s view on how to be creative. Not surprisingly laughs and humor are key factors:) A great talk that inspired me. Worth listening to over and over again. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PQ0lck7oo4A
I went for a walk in the park and brought my sketch pad just in case. And so I came across interesting pattern in the wet cracked asphalt. Maybe something that I can use for a painting or something? Mosaic maybe? Or background pattern...? Anyhow, I had a really good time drawing:)
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/bianca-rothschild/the-science-of-how-medita_b_5579901.html This is an article called "How Mindful Meditation Boosts Creativity and Innovation" written by Bianca Rothschild, very interesting and worth reflecting over. In the article you can read about what mediation does for the brain and our neuro chemistry and also find a link to a meditation program that you can practice. She also writes: Mindfulness meditation is a great technique to learn to
Every day I try to meditate (or actually it´s more like mindful awareness) at least 5 minutes, either to silence or some calming sonds without words. Just to clear my mind and try to get in touch with my creative mindset. I´m not sure why it works, maybe it is just some kind of ritual that puts me in the right mood. And that´s good enough for me.
I came across this article and got inspired. Over 40 playful yet practical ways to cultivate creativity, by Margarita Tartakovsky M. S http://psychcentral.com/blog/archives/2011/05/16/over-40-playful-yet-practical-ways-to-cultivate-creativity Here you might find some useful inspiration about how to enhance creativity in every day situations and be playful at the same time. For instance Tartakovsky mentions the following to help creativity: - Shifting your eyes back and forth
Went for an out of office day with an artist colleague today. Stopped for a drawing session by the sea and was inspired by the endless variety of patterns in light and shadow among the stones on the beach.
One of my favorite ways of expressing myself is through monotypes. This is an oldie, made ny painting on plastic wrap folio and squeezing the colors out on the paper with nails and fingertips. After applying the colors to the paper, I also did some sketching with a coal pen. Some of the monotypes that I make is used in collages later on.