For me, the room in which I make art, matters. As well as small things that strengthens my identity and reminds me of who I am. I like red, orange and pink together. Strong colors with an attitude:) I also like small statuettes or toys, like dinosaurs, robots and strange shaped stones.
This is two paintings that I made about 7 years ago. They are painted in countless layers erased and remade over and over again, like many paintings that I make...A friend asked me what I was trying to accomplish and I said something like: I am trying to make a perfekt balance between the elements and the colors in the picture, mostly abstract, and yet recognizable. I want to make a flow through the canvas like as if I layed a necklace of differnt pearls across it, with ever
Is there a special kind of music that can increase creativity? Some believes that. Found an article about the subject. https://theamericangenius.com/business-news/kind-music-best-boosts-creativity-lets-look-inside-brain/ It sais: A Journal of Consumer Research (JCR) study found that ambient noise actually benefits and improves creative cognition. This means that it can be easier for you to focus and increase your productivity when you have that noise in the background, but no
Found this drawing in a pile of sketch pads today. I remember that I did this when I was angry and sad just to clear my mind. I don´t remember the reason, just the relief it was to just draw and let go of the outside world. I believe that creative acts can be god to both mental and physical health, so I keep on going. For me it´s a lifestyle and not a choice:)
This Monday has been a cleaning day in the studio and I came across paintings and sketches that I haven´t seen for a long while and got new ideas. It also was a good opportunity to see the red thread through things I´ve done in the past and are doning now. Although I hate to clean (but love a clean studio:) I must say it was a win-win situation:)
So now I´m back after 3 weeks vacation in the woods of Västergötland. I really tried to do nothing but relax and just go with the flow. I red no books. Did no workout. No blogging:). No painting on canvas. And I felt really good about it. Now I am actually longing to paint again. And I guess it´s a good sign.