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Zentangle Zen

26 Jul

In today’s Club Creative Studio’s TNT (This-N-That) post I again focus on creativity and  I once again invite you to discover.

I have happily discovered an old method of creating has a different name associated with it.  I will write about this particular subject twice.  In today’s post I will introduce to you a process of thought and creation and then on September 07, 2012 I will share my results of what I speak of today, after I take my formal and official instructional class for this particular method. I will hopefully find my zen when I Zentangle.

As a bit of background, before I tell you what Zentangle refers to, I went to my local library yesterday for the first time and discovered some useful information.

I have recently relocated and I am still getting my community introductions and barring.  The library is always on the list early to visit whenever I move because of the valuable resources it provides.  As I browse through the library, much like I would a department store, I take note of the written material on book shelves and also in paper flyer form stacked in revolving shelves or on counter tops.

Those little sheets of paper tell a lot about what is going on and how active the atmosphere is. Take note of those bright-colored half sheets because they are the key to the involvement and excitement of the efforts of the library.  It is a sign that there are little extra investments and opportunities to learn besides checking out the books and taking them home for a bit.

Of course, anything with a graphic on it catches my eye so that is no surprise to anyone who knows me or is drawn to anything dealing with an art form of some type.  This particular flyer caught my attention.  Although it was a black and white half sheet of paper, it was very graphic with three samples of art associated with the layout.  It also had a strange title. What was that about? Really, this is going to be about the process of how to make a simple line drawing look complex and appreciate the negative and positive areas in a line drawing.

I am ready to make a point with my art!

The information was an offering to take part in an easy-to-learn method of creating images with repetitive pattern.  SIGN ME UP! Sounds good to me!

To further explain, the “method” is a registered trademark method called: Zentangle.  I will be taking this “class” from a Certified Zentangle Teacher on September 06, 2012.

The Zentangle method is a way to gain relaxation and express creativity at the same time.  Who would not want that?  Without taking part in this particular method yet, I can only speak of what it claims to do for the artist. It is said to be fun and relaxing. Almost anyone can use it  and the end result is the creation  of beautiful images.

If you have ever doodled with a purpose this is a bit of the same, only with a name!

You may also have heard the term “Zendoodle” which sums up this project outcome as well.  Zentangle is thought to increase focus and creativity, provides artistic satisfaction along with an increased sense of personal well-being. The Zentangle method is enjoyed all over this world across a wide range of skills, interests and ages.  The Zentangle method is said to be an elegant metaphor for deliberate artistry in life.

Today’s challenge is to simply watch this video again and get inspired.  Perhaps being interested you may also take a class, purchase a kit, get your own materials, discover other artist doing Zentangle images or visit blogs or websites featuring their gallery creations in this technique.  Don’t forget to stop by this blog again to see my results.

On September 07, 2012, I will share with you my first official creation developed specifically after taking a certified class from my CZT instructor.  Have fun Being Creative Everyday!  Are you inspired? Please recommend this blog and pass along the creative vibes.  The world needs information about art and artful creations to make it a more beautiful place to live!

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.

Creative Everyday Challenge 2011

1 Sep

Creative Everyday Challenge 2011- Week 1

I recently found a site that has a few great running challenges for the creative type.  The link (s) are on the Club Creative Studio Blog.  Just look for the cute square logos at the bottom right side of the page. It is a challenge to do something creative everyday which is PERFECT for me since I already do this and it is my business mantra.

Since that is not really a challenge because I do have that “everyday” aspect under control, I am taking advantage of the creative prompts to use as suggestions in future work.  This yearly challenge will hopefully inspire me to think deeper in to certain aspects of my art.  It will be a great exercise.

Once I am ready to post any art that has stemmed from this specific challenge, I will post the item number of art found online on Club Creative Studio’s website.  You have the opportunity to purchase it or suggest it to others.  Thank you in advance for your views and comments about what you see or appreciate about the meaning behind the art.

Wrapping up the August challenge is use of the color RED.  Those items recently posted are easy to spot if you look online at any given time.  For this first week,  August 29-Sept. 04, the challenge is to interpret HISTORY into my art.  The item is complete and here are a few photos of the item code: W00044 from: http://www.clubcreativestudio.com. Enjoy art from week 1.

Week 1: CED Challenge 2011

The necklace has a strand of mini faux pearls and seed beads alternating in silver and copper tones, the second strand has multiple lime green glass square chips with yellow crackle glass round beads and silver tone spacer beads. The strand with the pendant attached is a mixture of painted acrylic orange beads with pink faux pearls flanking them.

The pendant is hand-made on a metal base and contains many symbolic items to coincide with the HISTORY CHALLENGE theme.
The ribbon rose and metal leaf stand for the flowers and trees that have many stages shown to us in a short amount of time.  The gears stand for elements of time and a ticking clock, the hearts remind us of love found and lost, the egg and bird symbolize life at different stages in time. The pearls show us that we have historically put value into a precious and rare small item.

Enjoy even more items in the ever-changing inventory. I love creating ans sharing ART THAT SETS YOU APART!

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One-of-a-kind Art

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