This is the real secret of life — to be completely engaged with what you are doing in the here and now. And instead of calling it work, realise it is play. The only thing that is ultimately real about your journey is the step that you are taking at this moment. That’s all there ever is. I’m here to tell you that the path to peace is right there, when you want to get away. When you are present, you can allow the mind to be as it is without getting entangled in it. If you miss the present moment, you miss your appointment with life. That is very serious!
This blog is dedicated to the pursuit of INSPIRATION and CREATIVITY. There are thousands of art instruction books on the shelves and free on-line tutorials, so this blog is not meant as a tutorial, but meant to get you started, get you inspired and to encourage you to over-come your fear and unlock your creativity.
Exploring different drawing techniques is valuable for all artists. Visiting galleries, happily poring over art books, chatting to other artists over a cup of coffee, comparing notes and ideas and taking photographs of wonderful, inter-acting with other artists on their blogs and moments you experience, are invaluable tools for your creative mind.
Creativity requires the courage to let go of certainties. Step into the world of your imagination and look at the world with new eyes. See the glimmer of sunshine on a leaf, see the beauty of a stalk of grass as it gently sways in the breeze, watch a bird as it preens after a bath... there is beauty and inspiration all around us and Mother Nature is the greatest inspiration of all.
Art is everywhere you look, so let your creative side flourish and start a life-long love affair with yourself and your creativity.
So gather your sketchpad and pencils and join me on a journey of inspiration and creativity and let's draw the world on fire!
"Creativity begins in wonder."
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