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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.

 

Re-framing Your Thinking

  “I’m for the person who takes the bit in his teeth & goes after what he believes in.”      Robert Henri Whether we do realism, abstraction, or nonobjective work, it must have our heart and spirit in it to be good. We can be a perfect draftsman, but without something special that makes the piece…

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“Alive” in the Studio

“Art is creative for the sake of realization, not for amusement: for transfiguration, not for the sake of play.  It is the quest of our self that drives us along the eternal and never-ending journey we all must make.”                    Max Beckmann     There are things…

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Creative Courage

“Courage is more exhilarating than fear”.            Eleanor Roosevelt We express our being by creating. It is a necessary sequel to our being. Creativity is how we got where we are today.  From the first invention to our sometimes undecipherable cyber world, mankind has been creative. And creativity takes courage, because in most cases it changes…

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The Benefits of a Creative Community

“In the arts there are many right answers.  I’ve learned over the years that when you get a clue to another possibility to follow it through…Ultimately my hope is to amaze myself”.  Jerry Uelsmann With our “creative spirit” comes something else, a bonding of kindred souls.  In our curious state we seek out those around…

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How We Approach It

“For art and joy go together, with bold openness, and high head, and ready hand – fearing naught, and dreading no exposure.”               James Abbot McNeill Whistler I have been fortunate during this time of “social distancing” to have had my son and his family with us. That included Daxton…

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