For any creative person it is essential to create daily. Not only for 'creativity' itself, but like a dancer, pianist or writer, it is necessary to 'practice and hone' skills.
When space is lacking to create large prints and drawings, I use pen and paper to different effect by writing stories and poetry and sketching small images. As an artist one should be prepared to take the moment and create in any space at any time, in any way.
I have noticed there is a common thread in the spaces in which I work. It is infused with a 'safety net', a quiet space, where I am able allow myself to be vulnerable, where the muse enters the creative mind.
In all my homes, my 'creative space' allows me to be one with myself. This is where deepest energies and emotions can be expressed in many different forms using various mediums from the written word, sketching and two-dimensional works.
However it is essential to maintain a few parameters. A comfort for the space in which you create. A focus point like music. Music which takes me on another journey of multiple levels which allows me as artist to drift with the themes chosen. Within this net time stops and magic emerges.
A word of warning, for those who are fortunate to reside with an artist...never interrupt this energy. The artist is working with the muse fingering the creativity. When those strings are broken the moment may well disppear into thin air. So dear people, be kind, be patient and above all, be tolerant as we explore our inner muse.
Always search for source material. I look for inspiration everywhere and use my artist note book to make notes and sketches.
Always endeavour to create your 'best' work.
Push boundaries all the time and challenge your thought processes.
Try to extend your creativity in each work you do.
There are no mistakes in art, only Surprises. If you think you make mistakes in creativity you put yourself in a box and say ‘I’m not good enough’. When you make a 'surprise' you open yourself to possibilities that add to the image. This could be totally new experience.
The greatest growth happens when you push yourself through the boundaries you've set yourself. So always celebrate the image you've made.
Isn't that the reason artists exist? To create images and ideas the world would have never imagined?
Vincent Van Gogh said: 'I am always doing what I cannot do yet in order to learn how to do it'.