Inspiration is the fuel for creativity. When an artist has inspiration, it shows in their work. You can see the difference between paintings that have been created with inspiration versus paintings that were just painted for extra inventory to sell. In this article discover how to stay inspired for creating art with a meaning.
“The artist is a receptacle from emotions that come from all over the place: from the sky, from the earth, from a scrap of paper, from the passing shape, from a spider’s web.”
~ Pablo Picasso If you enjoy inspirational quotes like this one visit Brainy Quote
Drawing, painting, and crafting are hobbies that are enjoyed by many people. Some people like to create just for themselves while others like to make gifts for family and friends. Crafting lets a person’s inner voice come out without even saying a word.
When selling artwork becomes a part of the equation, stress is entered. There will be times that you are asking yourself, “Is this good enough?” You will have deadlines, paperwork, marketing, and product to make for selling.
When you sell your artwork, there will be no time for you to be uninspired. You will need to feel the passion every day that you go to the studio. Your time is valuable, and you will want to make the most of it.
I want to share with you some ways that help me stay inspired every day.
Stay Inspired for Creating Art
“The only way to do great work is to love what you do.”
~ Steve Jobs For more inspirational quotes like this visit inc.com
This quote from Steve is perfect. If you love what you do, it does not feel like a job. You will wake up in the morning excited to get to work. You will go to bed proud of what you have accomplished. Learning will become fun.
How do people stay inspired? We are all humans with emotions. There will be days that you feel like you are on top of the world, and there will be days that you feel like you will never reach the top.
Learning is my biggest inspiration. Throughout the day, I never stop learning about drawing and business. There is so much to learn that I sometimes feel like I will never learn it all. That excites me. I always want to take whatever I do to the next level. Figuring out how to take the next step that will lead me towards my goal is my fuel.
Create your passion. When you are drawing or painting subjects that you love to create you will never get bored. It will not feel like a job when you are at the drawing table or easel. You will always put your best effort in and have pride in what you are doing.
Before you start working, remove any distractions. Turn your smartphone and computer off. When you are in the moment of creating you want to stay focused on what you are doing at that moment. A distraction for even a few minutes could have you wasting valuable time.
There had been times that I have gone to do something and when I went back to my drawing I forgot where I was. With the fine details that I draw, it is easy for me to lose my place and I will have to waste time figuring out where I was.
There are interruptions that you will not be able to avoid, but by limiting the distractions, you will have a more productive day.
Books are a great way to stay inspired for creating art. When I look at any art, I feel excited. I love to look at art and try to figure out how the artist accomplished what they have created. The way that an artist goes about creating their art is unique, just like a fingerprint.
Go and find books or eBooks of your favorite artists. EBooks make it easy to stay inspired. I am sure that you have a tablet next to you while you are watching TV. During a commercial break look at some of your favorite artist’s work.
Work hard. Every day put in 100%. Push yourself to be as productive as you can. When the workday is over you will have self-pride. That is incredibly inspiring. When you feel that your day was productive, and you are one step closer to your final goal, you will be inspired to wake up the next day and start again.
Summary, Stay Inspired for Creating Art
These are some basic strategies that I use to help keep me inspired. Everyone has different ways to stay inspired and motivated.
I would love to hear what inspires and motivates you. How do you stay inspired for creating art? Post your thoughts in the comment section bellow.
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