Listen to your Calling

Look here, it doesn’t matter if you are the only one in the room inspired by a bowl of apples, rusty sailboats, anything chartreuse, or rice krispy treats. If you’re looking for someone else’s permission to exercise your creativity by painting sunsets in space or knitting mittens for your Chihuahua….YOU ALREADY HAVE IT. It’s Your Thing so get on with it. Can’t wait to see what you’ve come up with! Seriously, just go with the thing moves you – and then do it some more!

Still confused about what you’re doing here? Read this…

youR TuRn to DraW!

  • What was your favourite animal, food, game, or toy as a child? Or even, what is your favourite thing right now? Fill an entire page (or several pages!) with ideas or memories of this thing.
    I was all about everything and anything horses when I was young, accompanied by the fervent belief for a long time that I “had a way with animals”, just like Fern in “Charlotte’s Web”. This was my favourite stuffed toy, Charlie, who listened to ALL my stories…
  • Put on some favourite music and try to draw or paint how it makes you feel, or the rhythm you hear.   Here’s a glimpse of what sometimes comes out of my sketchbook when the studio soundtrack is The Cure: 
  • Listen to an audio book or talk radio and try to imagine the scenes and how the characters look, then sketch quick portraits or scenarios. Or maybe put on your favourite film or TV show, and doodle while you’re only half-listening.
    Working from Michelangelo’s sketches while watching American Ninja Warrior was really helpful for better understanding of how the human body moves 

    Maybe this Ransom Note gives you a different idea? Let me know!

ShaRe the LoVe

You’ve come this far, now why not

<<<<< click to share your creativity – @beware.of.artists

Not only does your creativity need YOU, but here’s a surprise, the world needs your creativity, too! By sharing your response to a Ransom Note, we are building a community who will enjoy, be inspired by, and learn from each other. Who knows, maybe some of us will “find our tribe” or even make the world that tiny bit more pleasant to be in than it was 15 minutes ago!

Some Other aRtists who Listened tO theiR CallinG

What other artists or techniques can you think of? Let me know!

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