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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.

 

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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Obstacles

“Every obstacle presents an opportunity to improve our condition.” Unknown Over the past several months every time I finish a blog I think, well the worst is over, I can go back and write about art questions. Then, another crisis occurs. We all celebrated the end of 2020…it was a bad year in several ways! …

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Resolve to Be Yourself

“Whatever inspiration is, it’s born from a continuous I don’t know.”  Wisława Szymborska Polish Poet Making art is truly a period of uncertainty. The wellspring of our creative vitality comes from not knowing what the end product will be. Cultivating our creative capacity is one of the most fulfilling things we can do. Creative insights are…

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Courage

“It takes courage to grow up to be who you really are.”  E.E.Cummings I read something this week that struck me as a well said thought.  Laura Riding, an American poet, wrote to a young girl who was curious about her poetry that: “A lot of people think or believe or know they feel —…

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