Thursday, August 15, 2013

Get Inspired

5 Ways to Get Inspired

1. Visit an art museum alone; give yourself one or two hours to slowly browse your favorite sections, and visit the areas that include your less-than-favorite pieces. You never know what might strike a chord. 

2. Watch a documentary about an artist or specific fine art genre. "Exit Through the Gift Shop" is on my list. 

3. Grab a cup of coffee and reserve 20 or 30 minutes to browse through the visual books and magazines on your bookshelf. The coffee and time are integral because it's important to stay focused while digging for imagery that will inspire you to pick up your brush. If you don't drink coffee, I'm not sure how you function. 

4. Talk to someone. Find a friend, or better yet, a stranger, to discuss ideas with. This is often how new concepts are born. 

5.Apply for Calls;Nothing like a deadline to get you motivated so apply for juried shows and art opportunities and create new work to submit.

 Even if you don’t get accepted the exercise of assessing your work is invaluable

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