Week 3: create a structured project
One of the best ways to get yourself thinking and working creatively is to do it regularly and frequently, and soon it becomes second-nature.
It can often be difficult to set aside time for creative endeavours, or to become motivated to work on things. A fantastic and simple way to overcome these deterrents is to create structured, time-based creative project for yourself.
In setting up a structured project, you have many different options. The key is to create a project where you’ve already set up specific parameters for what you are going to work on, and also one that it requires you to work regularly. Some examples of a time-based, structured creative project are: Continue reading
Visitors experience Olafur Eliasson’s “The Weather Project” at the Tate Modern
WEEK 2: View art in person
These days, much art viewing occurs online. This makes sense in one way– the internet offers potentially global reach to virtually every artist. You can Google “Gerhard Richter” and see almost his entire catalogue instantly.
Despite this wide accessibility and the fact that the internet is an incredible tool for artists, Continue reading
Since my last post, I’ve been working hard to put together the most simplified, helpful, and practical artist advice I can for my readers in 2012. I believe you can start your “resolutions” at any time of year (not just New Years), so why not start now?
This is the first in a series of 10 weekly posts that will present different ways to positively improve as an artist. This will include artistic, educational, and career-minded advice. I hope you enjoy, and would love to hear how these suggestions are working for you.
WEEK 1: Contact Artists you Admire
Many people will tell you that networking is important. It is, of course! Is it easy to walk up Continue reading