Ideas are all Around You

Today becomes an opportunity to experience heightened awareness of your immediate surroundings by engaging one or more of the 5 senses (sight, sound, touch, smell, taste).

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

yOuR TuRn to DraW!

  • Or maybe I’m now thinking of literal round things. Find the nearest round/circular object (a jug? a vase? a plate?) and make drawings using that shape as a repeated pattern, a là Patrick Caufield’s “Pottery”:

  • Speaking of drawing in circles, try a “hyptrochoid” drawing tool (known as a “Spirograph(TM)”) designed in 1965 by British engineer Denys Fisher.

    Artist unknown. Image: BoredPanda.COM
  • Have a look at this article about making your own touchy-feely kit comprised of little objects you find around the house, to open up creativity by “seeing” with your hands, then drawing what you see
    ‘Touchy Feely’ the game offered by Marbles the Brain Store. Image courtesy



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!

OtHer artiSts whO fiNd iDeaS aLL aRouNd….

  • Gloria Petyarre is an Aboriginal artist from Utopia, Australia who paints  “…Dreamtimes inspired by nature around her, especially plants, trees, flowers and medicinal vegetation. Dreamtime is a sacred Aboriginal word that means knowledge and understanding of the world’s events and occurrences.”

    Gloria Petyarre, “Bush Leaves”. Image:
  • Sonia Delauney Modernist artist who “also worked in fashion, theater, film, publishing and engaged in all manner of design activities” and with her Orphic Cubism paintings looked at the “relationship between colours and forms, and the simultaneous existence of multiple realities in their compositions”

    “Rhyme” 1938. Image:

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

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