Monday, 11 April 2011

Easels


Easels come in all shape and sizes, fit for purpose or adapted to suit.  I currently have 3 I use, from desktop to freestanding and they serve to support a canvas or board while I create, providing that foundation and balance to my creativity. 

I began thinking how as an artist I have different stages to my creativity that need to be inspired and supported.  Whether I'm going to tackle a 'table top piece' or a massive canvas and so need my free standing easel, so too does my creativity need the support.  Somethimes I do spend to long on my computer, be it blogging, emails or looking at some of the great videos out there my creativity needs to be kept in check, so I might need to do a sketch, write in my journal or work through ideas that could lead to a larger piece of work. 

That's where I have found these challenges come in handy, they are gentle ways you can keep your focus in different areas of your creativity, from the ones you participate in daily, like the April A-Z blogging challenge to the monthly Creativity Every Day or any other challenge.  What is important is that they all serve to provide that regular support from the comments and encouragement you recieve from others, to the pat on the back you give yourself every now and again as you complete the challenge and grow as an artist, writer...creative...and more!  You'll one day look back appreciate just how far you have come!

1 comment:

  1. I really enjoy this challenge too. Even though sometimes it seems overwhelming to post every day and visit other blogs I find it is making me a more disciplined writer

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