Showing posts with label creativity. Show all posts
Showing posts with label creativity. Show all posts

Thursday, September 11, 2014

International Dot Day


September 15th is International Dot Day, a celebration of creativity that was inspired by Peter H. Reynold's book THE DOT.

Check out Celebridots.com, a collection of author/illustrator dots curated by teacher and creativity champion, Terry Shay. 

And lastly...go make one! Make a dot! There is art in everything.

#DotDay

Friday, March 14, 2014

What Music Makes YOU Happy?

This is a bit of a different post for our blog, but I think anyone can argue that for most of us, music aids creativity! A few days ago, I polled Twitter to find out what songs simply make people...happy. When you're happy, you're confident, and your creativity just flows. 

I thought it would be really fun to compile everyone's song suggestions into a playlist. It turned out so awesome, I just had to share! 



There's something for everyone, enjoy!!
A special thanks to these rockin' awesome tweeters for participating:


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Monday, December 16, 2013

Get out of the studio!

Last week I was so happy to get out of the studio with a college friend of mine. We went up to San Francisco to the DeYoung Museum to see the David Hockney exhibit. I knew nothing of his work, but I've found that I can always find something inspiring to fuel my own creativity. (Forgive my fuzzy iPod photos.)



There were watercolors, oils, charcoal drawings (my favorite), as well as iPad created paintings. His paintings are huge! He paints them using multiple canvasses. In addition to the art, there were also videos of nature shown wall size across many monitors. I'd love a wall of monitors with snowy or spring scenes in my living room. They were so peaceful and beautiful.


 The most fascinating part of the show was the iPad paintings. There were 24x36 inch monitors with iPad art slide shows, including a video of a painting in progress. They also had iPad created art blown up and printed in huge installations. Some were full body portraits printed in about 6' panels. Others were huge images printed in multiple large panels.

To show the scale of one of the iPad paintings.

Detail of iPad painting

It was so nice to just get out and see something different! It's so important to fill the well, so get out of your studio and see something new.

Golden Gate Park, San Francisco