All Blog Posts Tagged 'inspiration' (4)

Silence anyone?

Like most people, I get over-stimulated in our busy world of cell phones, television, advertisements, Internet, traffic, bills and junk mail, campaign speeches, and the list goes on.

I have to “decide” to carve out time for silence.  It’s worth it to me because, when I make silence a priority, ideas and inspiration began to flow through me; creativity is king (or queen, in my case).

I work better from the inside, out.  I find silence enriches my art, my writing, and my…

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Added by Sharon Gilbertson on September 5, 2012 at 4:07pm — 7 Comments

A little art every day improves ones 'creative fitness'

I had the realisation today that I achieve far more by doing a little art every day than I ever did by having the big artwork marathons that I used to cram into weekends.

Somehow, in years gone by,  I used to expect that inspiration would switch on when I had "booked" a day in the studio and that everything would come together for me. Often it did, but there were still…

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Added by Meg Mackenzie on October 11, 2011 at 5:45am — 11 Comments

Acknowledging Our Sources

Yesterday I delivered my entry documentation for an embroidery and creative fibres exhibition that is to be held in New Plymouth, my nearest city, in a community gallery October. The information that was asked for in invitations was the work’s title and description (e.g. method used), fibres used, size and price.

 

I duly provided the detail, including where I had sourced my inspiration from. For 3 of my works, I had been inspired by the work of other embroiderers or fibre…

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Added by Meg Mackenzie on September 21, 2011 at 12:14am — 4 Comments

Where does inspiration come from?

Yesterday I saw the cutest thing: two young girls on the path outside my house, battling with an umbrella that was turning contortions in the strong spring winds, and giggling like they were about to burst. Each time they turned the umbrella out of the wind and it righted itself, they would hold it again to catch the wind until it popped out of shape like a fleeing jellyfish. And they'd laugh and shriek some more. They trashed…

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Added by Meg Mackenzie on September 13, 2011 at 11:52pm — 6 Comments

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