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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

Take an action

 

Taking an action to get inspired is a part of the job.

 

When I dreamt about how I would like to spend my day,  it was easy but when it came to the point it  became quite difficult to get from the discipline mode to the artistic.

I think this is something that doesn’t come naturally without realizing what one is doing – bit of professionalism here right 😉

For some it might sound crazy, but if you realize that all that was just fun and free time activity and now it is becoming a part of my job, the change of mind set is amazing

“I just sat down to my computer and try to focus on the thoughts I collected during my morning inspiring exploration. I soaked all the colours in fresh spring light and smelled the sweet scents of blossoms and suddenly I am back in my “living room studio” writing post to describe these impressive moments of my creative process…”

Funny enough, I recall myself working in one corporation business department when I went for a few hours business trip after which I  sat down in my office to write a report into the system… Sounds similar? …not at all.  SP