I den andra nya kursen jag börjat så fick vi några frågor att svara på som övning.
When do you feel most at ease creatively, without any pressure to achieve or deliver results?
What inspires you? Not necessarily the work of another artist, although it may be. Think about what inspires you in your daily life.
What thoughts or actions turn off your creativity and keep you from being so open to inspiration?
Jag har svarat på engelska och tänkte att jag delar här också.
I feel most at ease when I am home sick, but not too sick to be creative. That is why I joined the course in Creative Watercolor Sketchbook. Or if I go on holiday and bring may small watercolorcrayons. As I did a few weeks ago. It woke the need to paint more.
Colors inspire me. Light. Nature. Fabrics. I sow a lot, make clothes and other things. I ahve always made stuff.
That I am not good enought, so whats the point. That it is too late in life and I should wait til retirement. Then I feel like it is too little time left. I paint in my head but then I never get around to actually do it. I am really happy to hear that Laura did take time for it, that the need to be creative was so strong early in life.
Another thing has always been tje fear of wasting material, that if it is not good enough I have ruind materials. I realize writing this that that is very sad! I have to stop thinking like that. In the last course I thought several times – it is my painting, I can do what I want. And I really liked that.
I have been creative at work with childrens workshops at museums for many years. It has taken theneed that it is ”art” out and I could do lots of digferent things. And I did not realize that I miss it so much. In swedish it is called pyssel.
Adding three tiny beach crayonsketches from Kap Verde, nov 2021. I took the time, in between yoga, I am happy for it.
Det är också lättare om jag ritar i vanligt, litet skissblock och med kritor. Då blir det inte samma krav från mig själv att det ska bli bra. Jag behöver rita och måla och bara göra det. Visa vad jag gör, inte för att få beröm utan för att dela så jag fortsätter att måla.
Det jag gillar mest med de här är att jag verkligen tittade. Även om det inte blir likt eller värsta konsten, så tittade jag ordentligt. Det blir som meditation och inga andra tankar får plats.