First of all I want to say a big thank you to all of you who have subscribed to this creativity blog! In the last couple of months hundreds of new creatives have joined this community and I think we have an amazing opportunity here to share ideas and encourage each other to learn, grow and create with greater passion.
Having said that I wanted to let you know some of my future plans for the blog and also find out what you are interested in having featured in this space. Some of the upcoming features will include:
- studio visits and interviews with other creatives
- art material demos
- suggested readings and book reviews
- a wide variety of strategies for enhancing creativity
- self care strategies that enhance our creative efforts
- along with conceptual development ideas
But here’s the thing…I want to know what you are interested in exploring and learning more about. I’d also like to learn more about you and your creative endeavours. What media are you currently working in and what are some of the central ideas and or subjects you are exploring?
So here is my question…and my offer. I would love it if you could send me a quick email or a comment below letting me know of any ideas that you have for this creativity blog or which of the above topics are of greatest interest to you. I would also like to know what kind of work you do. I realize that time is a precious commodity, so for taking the time to respond to these questions so that I can better meet our needs and interests I will enter your name into a draw for one of 5 small encaustic paintings that I will be putting up as prizes. (2 of the 5 encaustic works that I will be giving away are the ones featured in this post. The others I am still making as part of the 5 Day Artist Challenge. If you want to see them in progress you can check them out on Instagram at nancy_crawford_artist )
Getting back to my request I might write…”I’d like to learn more about idea generation and ways to deal with artist block, and I like the studio visit idea. The main media I’m exploring right now includes calligraphy (both traditional and non-traditional), mark making and collage with assorted materials, encaustic painting and photography. The main idea I’m exploring is Memory Decay. “
That’s it…send me your ideas and a little blurb about you and your creative endeavours- and you’re entered. I will do the draw on March 4th, 2016 and announce the winners in my March blog post. The works will then be mailed to all 5 winners. (Just to let you know I will be sending out another post in February continuing with our discussion about goals and challenges! You can expect that next week.)
Thanks again and I wish you joyous creating!