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Offline experience awakens the creativity in you

There is always something to look for every day, such as weather forecast… We open our laptops or swipe a finger over the phone display yet in the comfort of the bed half woke up.

Offline or online. Where does your inspiration come from?

Only a few of us would really open a window or go out to the garden to find out how the clouds are moving to decide what to wear when the internet does such a great service for us.

Offline experience awakens the creativity in you

Being offline means putting more effort into even the simplest things. Unrealized, being inspired and attracted by constant online pop-ups that are there to remind us of our intentions we cannot measure with what the true experience is. It´s becoming scares as never because, blinded by the light of ever developing technology, it has become too hard to do.

Imagine you are about to find a creative solution for some challenging task without using the internet and instead use your own memory. The mind seems trained for massive waves of information that suddenly does not have, and is looking for something to refresh the new connections.

It is like old books that are sitting on the shelf no longer for their content. When you switch offline they become needed again and you can be happy for having good titles to read.

This idea brought me to how likely there are many artworks that have become pieces of decoration and that people live passing the actual content of other people’s creations and so they miss the opportunity of real experience.

In my view, the difference between an online and an offline inspiration is extraordinary in the ability of the viewer to see the value and realization of his own values in comparison. Which then can result in one´s decisions. SP

 

 

Creative decisions

When I get the big stop and can’t move forward in the creative process I already know it is not the inability to reach some kind of inspiration and It’s no help to sit and draw when there is another thing stopping me and I need to resolve it.

Creating art is not just the time spent on applying the colors…

 

The STOP sign is there because I stand on the crossroad and need to decide which way to go…
I was so excited the other day about getting new paper in order to create bigger piece with my new pastels… I got inspired, took some pictures as a reference, I had my idea about following pieces to complement with the initial idea and I could use it for my continual work.
So I was preparing myself to work on but it somehow didn´t fit… I cut few formats out of the roll, feeling good and at that point trying to realize the next steps… I got stuck…
What was wrong? Not my inspiration, not a lack of energy…
Something more technical…
I cut the formats for my running project which is being done on a different paper but unfortunately it is not offered in bigger than A3 and
I already had the new piece idea in bigger format which complements with my running serie but then I realized it will never ever work on this paper… It would look so different from the other pieces even the idea and method would be the same…

Resolution? Can I make the idea smaller to fit in the format of the right paper… Probably not…

So what next?
Make totally new series… but,the theme is keeping me so inspired I don’t want to brake it…
And here we have = smaller series in continual series 😀
Result is – I am happy and excited to continue going this way … SP