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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.

 

Chance or Choice

“The object, which is the back of every true work of art, is the attainment of a state of being; a state of high functioning, a more than ordinary moment of existence.”  Robert Henri We have all had defining moments in our lives, as we travel down this path called life, that make us who…

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Flexing Your “Risk Muscle”

“A man’s errors are his portals of discovery.”                    James Joyce   Sometimes getting to the “heart or soul” kind of painting means you must take risks.  That is a very scary word for some people.  Most people do not like change.  We get comfortable in a routine, and if we are successful in that routine…

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Trust Yourself

“Let yourself be silently drawn by the strange pull of what you really love. It will not lead you astray.”      Rumi One of the most important thing we must do as artists is to overcome the feelings we have of self-doubt. They keep us from doing our best art and keep us from doing what…

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Tools in Your Toolbox

“Art is a language, instrument of knowledge, instrument of communication”          Jean Dubuffet In the last blog I addressed the problem of motivation when you do not have a support group and other artists to bounce ideas off.  You learn a lot from watching other people and seeing how others approach the painting…

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TheMotivation Factor

“With the new day comes new strength and new thoughts”.   Eleanor Roosevelt Human beings are not born with a passive default mode.  Just as we are all born with the ability to create, it is in our nature to want and to move in a direction of something we desire and deem valuable. Motivation reflects…

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