Friday, November 2, 2007

get motivated

If you feel you want to create, but haven’t in so long that you’re stuck in a rut or don’t know where to begin, what medium to try, or where to learn – don’t fear. There are many places to get inspiration. You could start by taking a class that sounds interesting. Colleges and community colleges have many classes for credit or non-credit, as do libraries, park districts, art supply stores, and art centers, to name a few. Classes are great because once you pay for the class you feel you’re wasting your money if you don’t go. Then you are not only exposed to different ideas, but you try things you wouldn’t try on your own. You also get to know people interested in the same things you’re interested in and get to see how different each person’s art is – even when you’re all working on the same assignment.

2 comments:

Larry said...

Hey Mary,
I am reminded about the single panel cartoon with the punchline "Expose yourself to art!" and the image is of a Flasher flashing a painting in a gallery.
But really, exposing yourself to art, experiences and other people is a great way to prime the pump or refill your well of ideas.

Mary said...

Yeah, in class I know that even though I'm the teacher I'm constantly learning something from someone.