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The Creative Spirit Blog is a place for sharing creativity, ideas and inspiration. Here you will find plenty of interesting topics posted regularly for both the artist and art enthusiast. Be sure to subscribe to The Creative Spirit Blog to receive notifications of new posts via email.

 

Self-Talk

“What lies behind us, and what lies before us are tiny matters, compared to what lies within us.”                              Ralph Waldo Emerson  We are all born creative, but to what extent it is it is developed is different for everyone. Everyone who…

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Raw Material

“A painting should not be a battlefield it must be a statement.  Set out with something to say and not with a vague desire to say something.  Things never simplify themselves they always complicate themselves on the way from the brain to the canvas. Set out, take your precautions.”             …

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Establishing a Dialogue

“Art is not what you see, but what you make others see.”      Edgar Degas As we have established in past “Blogs” art is a dialogue between you the artist, and the viewer.  The viewer needs to connect with your work on some level to purchase it and want to look at it for years to…

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Creation vs Replication

“It is all very well to copy what one sees; it is much better to draw what one no longer sees except in memory. A transformation is affected during which the imagination collaborates with memory.  You reproduce only what has struck you, that is to say, what is necessary.”  Edgar Degas Creation is at the…

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Why Is Art Important?

“Art is the activity by which a person, having experienced an emotion, intentionally transmits it to others” – Leo Tolstoy I was recently asked: Do you really think art is all that important? It was followed by; most of it seems like a frivolous waste of time. I was honestly taken back by the question.…

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