A patterned canvas stares you in the face and you shudder thinking the words, “What’s next? What is the next step? Where do I go from here? I am blank with no ideas! “
Kicking that artist block with few simple tricks from your art studio drawers is easy.
Now is the time to search out what will ring that creativity bell in you!
Do not fear; Art Stash is here!
Looking in my art drawers, I find a few strips of black and blue to lay on Oriental Red. Cut straight from mat boards, these strips have been used repeatedly in many other art projects. You probably guessed that already by the paint spots decorating them. All the items in my art drawers are worth their weight in gold because they spark possible ideas.
I have not a clue what the white thing may be. It is just a white object at this point.
I begin to arrange the items on Oriental Red.
“What if I change the color of the strips while rearranging the other items? “
That is pleasing.
Noticing the yellow pop out in the pattern, I substituted a yellow form for the white object. Here I am figuring what color would fit best: white or yellow.
Still playing, I exchange the blue strips to one red one and add white rods.
And the search goes on.
There is no stress, just a child-like curiosity with that “What if…”
I am having fun at the same time! Yippee!
do not fear; just check out your art stash (all artists have them) and play.
Try different approaches; there is no stress involved.
You will enjoy the freedom this gives you.
It is called “Playtime.“