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Fighting Art Creative Block, and My Art Creations Too…

In this Blog,  Fighting, Art Creative Block, we know as Artists that Art Creative Block is a Very Big Problem for the Artist. I investigate, what Art Creative Block is, or if there is a problem at all. Then try to conclude, how we can move past this Problem as Artists, and as A Productive Changing Society, Generally. I think this is an interesting Issue to explore, because I Believe that All World Cultures, Succeed and Prosper, on Human Resources and People Power. Think and Think?,  and then I will share in this blog, my solution to my problem of Art Creative Block.

Fighting through Art Creative block-whether, it is a Creative slump or a Full blown block, is one of the Biggest problems for artists. It is sustaining motivation and keeping the Art creative engine turned up. There are Five artists, who will be Sharing jump starting, Ideas and inspiration, their way… ( The following information is from Anne Hevener, Artist’s Magazines Editor in Chief. )

Artist Kris Parins-says,  Welcome an Outside Influence. He says a get together with Artist friends to cure art block, and maybe, to get out of the studio. To spend a few hours, Laughing, sharing your enthusiasm, and to be open to new opportunities. Lastly you need Human contact and outsider influence. You need to Share images of your works in progress, or just to talk, encouragement makes an Artist feel wonderful and alive.

Tom Lynch-says,  an Exercise in Black and White, help him to break the Art block. Visiting an Art Gallery, museum or art fair, or a simple exercise in making Art creations in Black and white, start his desire to paint. He focuses on Tone and contrast , which make, future paintings, show better light and dark tones.

Chris Krupinski-says,  Paint all of the Time. To be a better artist you need to Work on your art all of the time. I found this improved My art greatly, and opened my mind to New ideas. When the Creative block happened, I would just Start doing the art, and as I worked I moved past the block, Ideas arrived and kept on coming, to me.

Betsy Dillard Stroud-says,  Keep an Open Mind. Sometimes just starting one idea, can lead you to another, better idea. My Motto is to just start on something, and to stay open to a Change in The art direction.

Laurie Goldstein-Warren-says,  A new take on a Familiar Subject. Laurie says when she has a block, she looks at one of Her before art creations.  Using a Different art media, Different paper, canvas, brushes and paints to Colour the art. She might head into the Social or into the Natural Environment, this all makes a Difference to her Art perspective in many ways.

My Method of getting through the Art Creative Block, is to draw what appeals to me at the time, and to think hard after a long walk or a swim, what the painting needs to be Coloured With. In the following Four Paintings, I think you can say the Paintings are Original and Unique. I attempted to Move and create this Art, by using the Medium that I do not usually use, even though I own these media. I decided on the Colour scheme and how to best use the colours to Benefit greatly the Art creation. I can honestly say, I worked easily, and did not experience Art Creative Block. I enjoyed the process, and greatly. I think you should, draw what appeals to YOU, and Use different Media, Paper, canvases and colours. Go ON SEE What the result is for You?

Pink in the Middle.   Watercolours.   Marie  Crimi.   2020… 

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The Creative Block Information?

7 Types of Creative Block, ( and what to do About Them?)

  1. The Mental Block. This is where you get trapped by your own thinking. The Solution, you need to change your mind. What, if?, and Adopt different perspectives. Go somewhere New, or Read/watch/listen to something new.  Talk to People, who may give you an Alternative point of view.
  2.  The Emotional barrier. Creativity can be intense. Its not a comfortable endeavour. May be the Subject matter is painful?…, whatever, its all a Form of resistance, that leads to procrastination. You can try a Routine, Commitment, or Meditation.
  3. Work habits that do not work. Maybe, no Drama, you are Working, in a way that is not Compatible with your creative process. Look for the Right balance of routines, Systems and spontaneity, for creativity to thrive.
  4. Personal problems. Creativity demands Focus and its hard to concentrate when some dispute, is happening.  Use your Creative Rituals, to set problems aside, focus for an hour, or a few days, or each day. You should get a Newer perspective, on your Personal situation.
  5. Poverty as in time poor, knowledge poor, have a thread Bare network, or short on equipment to complete the job?  Set yourself a Challenge to achieve as much as possible, with what you have. Question whether, more Resources, always equal More Creativity.
  6. Overwhelm, comes from too much or too little?. You are feeling paralysed by Options, obligations?, to tired. Time to Cut down, say No, schedule your time better, leave the World behind, it will not End.
  7.  Communication breakdown, could be a Marketing problem, you do not have a Hotline to people who matter in your field, so you Struggle to attract the opportunities. The Solution, here is where Communication blends into communication skills. You need to adapt, at Understanding and influencing the Right people, in marketing or networking. To succeed you need to Grow a thick skin for Rejection or criticism.

Interlude.   Watercolour Pencils.   Marie  Crimi.   2020…

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In Creative Block Therapy,   here is another twist, on Artist Creative Block…

  1.  Creative Blocks, Creative Blocks, or Barriers to inspiration, can be described as the inability to access One’s internal creativity.
  2. How to Overcome Artist Creative Block and, To,  Art appropriate.
  • Take a look at your culture.
  •  Create from childhood Experiences.
  • Artist Sketchbooks. Look back over past sketchbooks, to see what you can.
  • Have more than one artwork project on the go, at the same time.     ( In the Creative Blog/Art Design Inspiration. )   Get the weekly tips and inspiration/sign up…

A Rose By Another Name.   Mixed Media Collage (Acrylics).   Marie  Crimi.   2020…

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Healthwise–Visual Art Therapy–Art Therapy is using Visual Art Materials. You may, use Pens, pencils, crayons, paint, chalk, or Collaging. You do not need to have Art Skills or Experience. With support from Your Art Therapist you will use Art Media, to Express your feelings or experiences. The Art Therapist will provide Ideas or prompts. Group Focus could focus on a particular Theme or activity each session.

Man and Colours.   Gel Pens.   Marie  Crimi.   2020…

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Quote: By A Patient–” My Hope is that I make People Smile with my Art Work and through doing, Art Therapies I can challenge my Mind to get to a better place”…

In concluding this Blog, Fighting Art Creative Block, we know that we need to change our Environment, be around people and communicate.  We need to do the Art daily, we need to try different Mediums and we need to Critic the Art process,,s for us as Artists and maybe give, Respectful, and Art changing, Help to other Artists. This should all help us to be and become Amazing Productive Artists, who should not Suffer Debilitating, Art Creative Blocks.  The above Explanations, give us the information we need, to Succeed in all our Creative Endeavours.

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Inktober 2019, My First Try and My Art Creations, Collage.

In this Blog on Inktober, 2019, I explain to you what Inktober actually Is, and I hope the information helps you to think about contributing to the 2020, Inktober Challenge. I attempted Inktober, 2019 for the first time. I will tell you about the method I used for Inktober that actually made me, meet the challenge, for the first time. I will show you the Art Work I Created. Actually you will see, as long as you stay true, to creating your way for the month of October, every year, you will be greatly rewarded for your effort, as a true Artist.

Inktober by Mr Jake Parker, 31 Days, 31 Drawings, Inktober. Every October, artists all over the world take on the Inktober drawing challenge by doing one ink drawing a day the entire month in October. Mr Jake Parker, created Inktober in 2009, as a challenge to improve his inking skills, and to develop positive drawing habits. Since 2009, Inktober has grown, worldwide, with thousands of artists taking on this Month Long Challenge, every year. Parker say’s that anyone can do Inktober, all you need to do is pick up the Inktober Rules.

  1.  Make a drawing in ink ( you can do a pencil under drawing if you want )
  2.  Post it online
  3. Hashtag it with,   #inktober and Inktober 2019#
  4.  Repeat

Note That:  you can do it daily, or go the half-marathon route and post every other day, or just do the post once a week. Whatever you decide, just be consistent with the postings. Inktober, is about growing and improving and forming positive habits, so the more you are consistent, the greater your work improves.

My method for doing the Inktober, 2019, I did not follow the Inktober Rules, I made my own rules, to suit my time and style of making Creative Art.

Every Monday morning around 10am, I would sit in my Art Studio, and search the internet for free photo stock. I chose this year, to search for Flowers and People, photos, to get ideas to draw, in 2b Eco pencil, in my style and technique.

I would draw, Six different pictures, in my art style in pencil, on each art notebook page. When I drew all the pictures on each page, I would trace over the Picture in Sharpie–fine black Marker. The next morning at 11am, I would sit in my Art studio, and Colour the page in Watercolours, and the next days, to complete the Six pages in a week.

On Monday morning, I would start the above method for the next week again, for the Six days. The first 15 days, I used this method and made my pictures of flowers.

The next 16 days, the free photo stock pictures I searched for were, for People pictures. I drew them also in 2b Eco pencil. Then I used Sharpie Thick–Coloured Markers. Then each day, I would Colour the pictures in, Pearl Watercolour, Colours. If you look at the paintings, you will see the Different effect in, the Different media I used. It, Does make a difference, to the Art Creations I made For this Inktober, 2019.

Note that I have only picked out Eight paintings, in each method used, to give you an idea, of what I Art Created. I think you can see that the Style looks the same for all the paintings. I think that the Technique of the Media used give, a very different result, so I think we can say, that indeed, the Materials used in Art Creating, Does give paintings, a Totally different result…To the Paintings.

Basic Watercolour, Colours, used, in the following Paintings.

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The following,  Paintings, use Pearl–Watercolours, do notice the different effect in these paintings.

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The following pictures are a few of the initial drawings, for the Inktober, 2019, for the above Paintings. The drawings, initially were made in a 2b Eco Pencil.

 

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That is all, this year Inktober is over.  Next Year YOU, make something beautiful for Inktober, 2020… and Share and Beyond for Inktobers…

Inktober Websites

  1. Rotorua NZ/ The Inktober Show     https://www.rotorua.com/visit/whats on/all/Inktober-show
  2.  Inktober on Twitter: “Official prompt list for #     https://twitter.com/inktober/status
  3.  Inktober – Home/ Facebook      https://en-gb.facebook.com/inktober
  4.  #inktober# Inktober 2019/Doodles in 20019     https://www.pinterest.com/pin
  5.  Drawings and Stories and Prizes, oh my/Inktober 2018…      https://www.you tube.com/watch?

In Concluding this Blog, if you are an Artist or think you are an Artist, I think you should participate in Inktober, from next year, 2020. It will make you A Greater Artist, Challenge your Art Skills, and improve your Art Habits. It could also give you a newer Perspective, on the art you create and what direction you might want to take in the near future, in your Art Career. The Possibilities can be endless for each individual, that takes part each year in the Inktober Challenge. The sharing of your work, could make a big difference to your Art Creating, and to your Self Esteem.

Thank you for visiting my blog, Inktober, 2019. I hope this Blog gave you an insight into Inktober, and I hope that you will participate and contribute in sharing in next years, 2020 Inktober, and for many years.  Have a Safe and Productive Week, See you in my next Blog…

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Positive Painting Colours and My Art Creations too…

In this Blog, Positive Painting Colours, I think it will be interesting to see how Colour can be used, to Sell our Art Creations. To see further if Colour can be used in other ways, and if Yes, how and why? I will also include, Two colourful Art Creations, I have made for inclusion in this Blog.

Use the hidden meaning of Colour in your Art–colour is a powerful tool to use in your Art creating, because a colour or colours can bring in the Viewers focus, right into and onto your Art. Colours also have a Positive effect on our Mental State and overall Health, as individuals. Colours can also have the great benefits of relaxing and calming our Minds and Our whole bodies.

Colours in our Art and in our Designs, help us as Genuine individuals to show our Natural style and good taste, in Interior design, in Graphic design, in Advertising and lastly as Creative Art Creators of Successful Art.

As Artists we Internally teach ourselves naturally, which colours are Positive or Negative in our Art Creations, and we use the Colours to our Advantage in our Art, to Entice people to our Art Works.

We examine how the Cool and Warmer colours, Affect our audience, via the Colours we use, in our Art work.

Cool colours--Blue under tones, Calm the mind. Many decorators use Blues — in quiet environments.  Blue lowers the Heart rate and Slows down, our hunger.

This painting, Mixed Media Collage, was made in the Preparation Stage on Creatives Acid free, Watercolour paper. Using the Creatives Coloured Card stock, and I cut the shapes, and after drawing the Bird, I glued the shapes on the Water colour paper. I used Mont Marte–Matt Colours, Cobalt blue and a littlest of the Phthalo blue, to make the wash. When dry, I used Colourful Crayons, to colour the Bird, using both Cool and Warm colours. To complete the Painting, I used for the outline of the Picture, a Sharpie, Black Fine Marker.  I think, the completed Painting looks both inviting and interesting in the both the Cool and Warm colours I have used.

Gummy and Bird.   Mixed Media Collage.   By: Marie. Crimi.   2019.

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Blue is a Strong and dependable Colour. Blue is used in Uniforms and in Business suits. Dark Blue is the Colour mostly worn by Top Professionals, in our Societies. Blue and Greens are used to advertise, Medicines and Health care products. In Theatres Green Walls calm, the Nervous system of Actors. Dark green is best in Studios and in Offices. Green is the go to Colour, for Our Outdoor products.

Warm colours–the Yellow undertones, can Insight happiness or Pure violence. Red, orange, yellow colours, make you, Hungry and Thirsty for alcohol. Red is the colour, that Attracts people, and Increases their heart rates.

The painting that follows is a Painting made as a Mixed Media Collage, in Creative, Colourful Watercolours, on Acid free, Creatives Watercolour paper. For the Collage part which was made first, Creatives Acid free, Coloured Card stock, shapes were made and glued onto the Watercolour paper. Then I drew the Flowers, over the top, in a 2B, Eco Lead Pencil. I mixed Acrylic Silver Series–Mont Marte, Matte colours, Virdian and a littlest Cobalt blue, with water, and I painted this onto the Collage. When dried, I used Watercolours to colour the painting. To complete this painting, I traced around the Flowers in, Sharpie, Black Fine marker. I am thinking the result is Unique, and the Colours, are the Enticing Factor in this painting.

Spring Flowers.   Mixed Media Collage.   By: Marie. Crimi.   2019.

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The Colour, History Theory–the Philosopher, Leone Bettista Alberti (c. 1435) and the Artist/inventor, Leonardo da Vinci (c. 1495) were the First to write on Colours.

It was in 1666, that Isaac Newton’s Theory of Colour, and the Primary colours was introduced.

After Newton’s Colour Theory, Moses Harris created the First colour wheel, Red, blue, yellow, as the Primary colours.

In the early Twentieth century, the German painter Johannes Itten, added the Secondary and Tertiary colours. Also gave us the Idea of the, Warm and the Cool colours, and the fact, that these Shades have Either the Warm or a Cool base.

The Complementary and Colour Harmony, give a Great visual impact, when they Lie near to each Other. The complimentary colours, are Opposite, to each other on the Colour wheel.

The Meaning of Colour

  1. Red–Strength romance excitement, vitality, physical power, outgoing, ambitious and impulsive.
  2. Orange–is a Cheerful colour.
  3. Yellow–Sunshine, represents light.
  4. Green–Colour of harmony, balance, security.
  5. Blue–Sea and sky, cool expansiveness and openness soft and soothing, compassionate and caring.
  6. Purple–a Regal colour, a dignified colour, you need to use with discretion. This colour, is Tiring on the Eyes, and can give, a Sense of frustration.
  7. Brown–Is Living wood and Earth, can be Rich and Subtle and extraordinary. It is both a Cool and Warm colour. A Steady, dependable, conservative, conscientious and a reliable colour.
  8. Gray–is a Cautious, comprising colour. Gray gives a sense of peace and serenity.
  9. White–Is Symbolic of safety cleanliness and purity. Gives the Impression of youth, perfection and innocence.
  10. Black–A Mysterious, hidden colour, gives the feeling of Evil, darkness. Total Negative connotations, the symbol of grief.

The Successful Artist uses colour to their Art Advantage. The New Artist, is not aware of this total Power of Colours, on the viewer. All above information in the, (Fine Art Tips with Lori McNee).

Artist Colour Mediums or Media?

  1.  Acrylic paint
  2.  Blacklight paint
  3. Encaustic paint
  4. Fresco
  5. Gesso
  6. Glaze
  7. Gouche’
  8. Ink
  9. Latex paint
  10. Magna paint
  11. Oil paint
  12. Primer
  13. Stencil
  14.  Ink wash
  15.  Tempera or poster paint
  16.  Vinyl paint (toxic, poisonous)
  17. Vitreous enamel
  18. Watercolour

The Common Drawing Materials

  1.  Chalk
  2. Conte’
  3. Crayon
  4. Graphite
  5. Ink
  6. Pastel
  7. Pixel

Common Supports (Surfaces) for Drawing

  1.  Canvas
  2. Card stock
  3. Concrete
  4. Fabric
  5. Glass
  6. Human body
  7. Metal
  8. Paper
  9. Plaster
  10. Scratchboard
  11. Stone
  12. Vallum
  13. Wood

Common Drawing Tools and Methods

  1.  Brush
  2.  Finger
  3. Pen
  4. Ballpoint pen
  5. Fountain pen
  6. Gel pen
  7.  Technical pen
  8. Marker
  9.  Pencil
  10. Mechanical pencil
  11. Coloured pencil
  12.  Stylus

The above information is taken from the List of Art Media–Wikipedia, https://en. Wikipedia.org/wiki/list-of-artistic-media

Colouring Media, and Brand Names–for Commonly used Media in Art Creating.

Colour and Branding

Brands and Colour are linked. Colour offers the Instantaneous method for Conveying meaning and, a message, Without using words. Colour particularly, is the Visual component, that People remember about a Person’s Brand. The Colours, are then followed, by the Shapes and symbols, then Numbers and Finally the Descriptive words. Many of the Popular Recognizable brands in the world, Rely on Colours, as their Recognition factor, for find Sales. It is a Fact that Colours, Increases a Brands recognition by up to 80%, of the Time, for a Product.

Information and Web Addresses to use, for Positive painting Colours, in Your Art Creations.

  1.  The Psychology of Colour Symbolism, A comprehensive online course. (From Jill Morton, Colour Matters).
  2. Use the Hidden Meaning of Colour in Your Art–   fine art tips.com
  3.  Bright and Positive Paintings (Leonid Afremov)  https://www.beautiful.info/art-works/bright-and-positive
  4.  The Role of Colours in Art Colours to use, to Enhance.   https://emptyeasel.com
  5.  Colours in Art: A look at the Many Combinations and Effects   https://www.art-is-fun.com
  6.  The Ultimate Collection of Colour in Art:   https://art class curator.com
  7.  Complementary Colours–Art Term/Tate   https://www.tate.org.uk/art

In Conclusion to this Blog, in Positive Colours to use for Your Art Creations, we can agree that Colour is the deciding Factor that Attracts  People, Initially to our Unique Art Creations, and then Finally, Sells The Colourful Expressive Art Piece. So Colour knowledge is One of the major, requirement, we need to learn and use in our work, to be Successful Artists.

Thank you for visiting this Blog, I hope it has been insightful and informative. If you have any questions, or any ideas or art thoughts or suggestions, please contact me. Have a Safe and Excellent Week. See YOU ALL, Next Blog.

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LIVING A LIFE……….

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INNER THOUGHTS

September 10, 2019

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OUR LIFE GOES ON ……….

LIVING
A LIFE………

We should try to live a life which is more purposeful and inspiring
A life wherein we believe more in giving than taking
A life which is more liberating if we’re endowed with skills for listening, forgiving
and forgetting.

A
life which is bereft of any vanity
A life full of empathy
A life which gives us opportunity to improve and is not a tragic past replay
A life which gives us protection from the treachery of our sworn enemies
A life which prompts us to forget and forgive our adversaries
A life in which we seize every good opportunity
A life the key of which remains solidly with us only
A life in which we can restore our lost credibility
A life bereft of any hype and publicity.

A
life in which we stick to our principles
A…

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