Inspired by …the abstract.

For Illustration Friday – Stripes

If you look closely you will notice that my abstract piece is all about the intersection of horizontal and vertical lines. Do you see it?

It was either that or a poorly drawn zebra:)


As I continue plodding along through the month of November and the Creative Everyday project I have come to learn a few things…

I need to be creative everyday. It only has to be a half hour, nothing more, hopefully not less. Its my down time. Time to think and ponder…or not.
I enjoy the process of creating. More playing, less thinking. Love abstract for that reason..even though it is much harder than it looks.
I am not a finisher. I find it difficult to go back to a piece especially if it is “of” something.
I need community and challenges, mixed with a few pats on the back, to get me out of my comfort zone.
I need to discover more colors and how to mix instaed of going back to the same old.
I work best in short bursts of creativity.
I have gone from creating for etsy to creating for my blog. I am not sure when that transformation came about, but it goes without saying that I am wholeheartedly enjoying blogging about my creative journey and the community I have developed around me. I am feeling very content and satisfied with where I am at right now. Etsy can wait…

Enough about me….

How are you finding it to be creative everyday?

12 thoughts on “Inspired by …the abstract.

  1. I love this abstract and the intersection of lines in it. And I know from playing with abstracts in photography, that it is much harder than it looks, and I admire those that can really do it. 🙂 I find it important to be creative every day, but some days it’s hard. Great post!

  2. Julie many of your words sound similar to my thoughts at the moment, so I can definitely relate on many levels. This past month has been a bit of a blur with obligations outside my art and now it’s crunch time in terms of producing work to sell in time for Christmas. It’s all about Etsy and supplies at the moment rather than the joy of simply creating. Such a fine balance to stay in the creative zone and not get caught up in the must do this and must do that. It certainly flows happily and freely when there isn’t the pressure to produce so to speak. That’s how I’m feeling at the moment anyhow. The Christmas rush & countdown is on, which I hate. I love your abstract painting above too, beautiful X

  3. Right after Kelly’s class I felt an urgent need to get things up for sale. Now I’ve relaxed and I’m exploring more and paying attention to the whispers in my heart. “Being” creative in all its forms (not just making a marketable item) and blogging about it has become more important to me than an Etsy store. That may change, but for now, it is what is making me happy.

    Etsy will be there if and when I’m ready for it.

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