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Give Me Fifty or More

24 Jul

Creativity is awesome.  Creativity can play out in all sorts of ways. As I spend a little time on the internet each morning, I often come across images and information about odd creativity. Most times that is the type of creativity that lends to having questions and amazement associated with it.  How do artists get inspired or even complete the work that is imagined in their minds?

As a “Two-Cent Tuesday” post topic today, I consider those unexpected finds on the internet to be low-cost creative finds. Today, you can even go to places where there is free-Wi-Fi or free internet connections and search-away for free.

Finding information on the internet about artists and their art in particular, can inspire us, inform us and enlighten us.  They can give us a reason or a topic for discussion and a chance to “add our own two-cent opinion” about their work.

Club Creative Studio is happy to share this creative “invention” that I first came across through my online Twitter account: ClubCreativeArt.  The creation of this double-decker bus was made to be able to do “push-ups”.  It is the brain-child of Czech artist, David Cerny.

As inspiration, David Cerny in celebration of the 1012 Olympics, has used London’s symbolic red, double-decker bus as a starting point and focal point to his artful creation.  He magically turned it into a mechanical ‘athlete’ capable of doing push-ups.  That’s right!

The first thing to come to my mind was the phrase: “Give Me Fifty” as in doing fifty push-ups on the spot but, I am sure that at this point there is only ONE of this kind of vehicle.

His creation is entitled the “London Booster”.  The electrical engine powers the vehicle’s two muscular “arms” moving up and down like the motion of doing a push-up suggests.  The bus performs the push-up motion off the ground.

Although you are not able to hear in the video clip, apparently the bus also plays sound recordings of grunts and moans to simulate ‘tough physical efforts’ of doing actual push-ups!

Want to see this creation in person? The London Booster will be performing push-ups outside the Czech Olympic House in Islington, where the artist hopes it will inspire his fellow countrymen to win medals during the London Olympics. It sure motivates me to be stronger!

I hope you are able to search a low-cost method like use of the internet to find ideas and information on creativity and the people who create it. It is a source for inspiration.

Creativity: Pass It On

15 May

Club Creative Studio shares information about CREATIVITY.

Today, is Two-Cent Tuesday and that means I blog about low-cost creativity.  I’d like to share a suggestion that is also a “no-brainer” activity for the one that is somewhat crafty or artistic already.  If you look upon your artistic time as a place to experience personal serenity or creative growth as a creative outlet for personal growth, take some of that time to consider sharing your passion for the arts.

There are opportunities for creative growth in sharing the passions for arts you have with others around you or in the community.  There are opportunities for sharing your trials and errors by blogging about your experiences, teaching your craft, being an active participant in a formed group supporting the arts or allowing someone to work alongside of you while you physically create art.  Help the visual learner experience creative growth from your artistic expressions.

Share the love, and reasons why you create.  Pass the ideas of creativity along.  Show someone else how your passion makes you feel. Pass on the creativity bug, and you may find that you grow in appreciation and idea-flow as well.  Watching the wheels turn from other creative people is contagious and inspiring.

Creativity: Pass it On. Share your passion with others.

If you are busy being creative in your space anyway, just invite someone to explore your supplies alongside of you. Having creative company gives you someone to get instant feed-back from if you are sharing questions and experiences.  Creating along side someone, gives you on-the-spot ideas that turn into motivation and courage to try something new in technique.

Helping make beads with Club Creative Studio.

You can be the model and mentor and not even realize it by merely allowing someone to work along side you.  As an example of being a creative model, take into account the times that you sit near a child simply “playing” with clay.  Perhaps the very young do not know how to make a “clay snake”.  By offering a “copy-cat” situation, seeing becomes doing and thus, you have shared creativity.

Creativity: be a creative model.

By sharing time when you offer unstructured guidance, you give the gift of confidence to someone exploring their own creativity.  How will you nurture creativity in others today?

Hand-made gift idea framed scrapbook page and mini-photo book.

As school days end with summer vacation near, the art classroom does not have to disappear until next year.  Nurture creativity around you and encourage, inspire, prompt and challenge creativity to be explored in everyday life.  Creativity is indeed contagious.  Pass it on, and see how it spreads!  Happy creating to you and yours!

For more creative prompts, please check out past blog posts.  And follow the creativity on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/ClubCreativeStudio Push the like button and you’ll see additional ideas on how creativity and the creative process is explored.  I share creative creations at http://www.clubcreativestudio.com You will want to check that out, as the creative ideas are plenty!  Have a great time as you are inspired or inspire others to Be Creative Everyday!

“A” is for Addicted

1 Apr

Club Creative Studio continues to share information about creativity and this blog is an expression of the love (addiction) to many forms of art found around us.  There are a vast array of expressions of creativity and some of the methods can be very habit-forming. I am addicted, for instance to the art form of beading. This blog will share some reasons why.

It is with pleasure that I accept a creative blog challenge called: The A to Z Blog Challenge.  It involves posting information for the next twenty-six days in a row.   Club Creative Studio is member number 910 for this blogging challenge. Everyday beginning in April. 2012, I will post a blog entry with a focus on each letter of the alphabet, and how it relates to my addiction to beading.  Today, as I begin with the letter “A”, there are also 1,712 other members of this challenge doing the same things writing about what they are passionate about.

Why I am addicted to beads and beading?

Veronica Campos-Hallstrom- Bead Artist

I am addicted to beading because the art allows me to use my imagination in creating one-of-a-kind beads and items everyday!

Good Fit.  I started to figure that maybe my addiction to beading was a good fit for me when I discovered that I was dreaming about new clay forming techniques and jewelry designs and concepts. My day and night hours became blurred, and I was making a great start on gaining an inventory several years back. I was at peace when I was creating and comfortable when I created hand-made beads. I am able to be creative everyday! Beading provides the hands-on activity that gives me a sense of accomplishment as an artist, and exploration of the thrill of color and the production of a tiny hand-made and valued treasure.

Club Creative Studio Artisan Cuff Bracelet

Stress Relief.  Beading does bring stress relief.  Beading helps me relax and de-stress as well as challenge my mind and have fun at the same time. Other reasons for using beading as stress relief can be in the form of a way of staying occupied, as a way to deal with anxiety disorders, and even as a form of physical therapy! It is a creative time for me to focus on God-given talents.

Club Creative Studio hand-Rolled Polymer Clay Beads

A Sense of Accomplishment.  Anyone who loves beading also knows that there’s nothing quite like the feeling of finishing a project, selling your creations or wearing a brand-new piece of jewelry in public and being able to tell your astonished admirers, “I made it myself!” I have discovered that I provide a special service  as I explain the process it takes to create original hand-made beads and incorporate them into one-of-a-kind art.  When your efforts in your job make you happy then there is a reason to continue to do what you do best…and strive to improve along the way.

I create Art That Sets You Apart!

Friendships Formed Over Beads. For me, this is constant. I’ve made so many wonderful friends since I started beading. Club Creative Studio Facebook fans, blog followers and craft fair attendees have a bond from admiring my work. It has been easy to form and maintain a fellowship bond over beads as a common interest. It is not only the creativity that keeps me going, but it’s the friendships that have been formed from my customers that keep me doing what I do.  Friends love to hear about the next creative beaded item, and I enjoy the interactions and suggestions from them. Along with special friendships I am also entrusted to create meaningful art.  It is what provides an additional bond between the artist and the art owner.

Club Creative Studio's hand-made beaded bra created for Breast Cancer Awareness, Bras-For-A-Cause Event

Mental Challenge.  The challenging aspects in clay materials and designs are ongoing and satisfying aspects in beading.  The unlimited design potentials keep me interested and motivated.  I mix my own clay colors and each log cane is limited to create a certain small number of unique beads. And as far as making beads in glass, not one creation is ever alike or duplicated. It is for that reason that my one-of-a-kind beads lead to one-of-a-kind art. 

Club Creative Studio Hand-torched Italian Glass Beads.

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