I often come up with ideas for paintings while doodling. I know the free time sketching, scribbling, and sometimes just sitting while waiting for ideas is important to my creativity. Our busy lives pressure us to be doing stuff every second of the day. Balancing our responsibilities can make finding time to let creative thoughts bubble up challenging. Creative ideas seem to come to me the most often when I am outside, being quiet in nature, and sometimes those ideas turn into artwork.
I'd love to hear what helps your creative juices flow?
|A Pileated Woodpecker working its way up a branch inspecting every nook and cranny.|
|A few mornings ago, I saw several crows walking out in a field beyond the property.|
The crows were just on the crest of the hill and looked enormous. While looking and the crows walking along, I spotted the Pileated in the winter trees.
|Bambam in the garden. The afternoon sun was lighting up some little unidentified insects.|
The insects seemed to be dancing globes of light, perhaps they were fairies!
|Red-shouldered Hawks glide over the yard and me,|
squawking and diving as they go
|This is a real tree. I drew its essence as accurately as I could, |
but I didn't attempt to make it too detailed with individual leaves and bark textures.