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I is for Inspiration

10 Apr

What inspires you to be creative?  The letter “I” is for inspiration, learn what inspires the art of Club Creative Studio.  And think about what inspires you to be creative as well. For me, inspiration involves merely looking around at nature, looking to the printed word, whatever I document as images from my camera, concerns for a ’cause’, the color wheel and finally… imagination.

                                                                               I often look to nature for inspirations for paintings because it is right in front of me, always.

Inspired by what I find in nature, and in my own yard.

I also enjoy looking to the printed word for further inspiration. Here, I painted with a theme.  The written words included were taken from cards and love notes from my husband.

My painting incorporated words from my husband's cards and letters.

My camera is almost like my best friend. I value it and the things it can do for me.  I use my camera EVERY DAY! I use it to document the beauty I see.

Just a taste of what I have seen around me with a meaning behind the sights.

I use my camera to document and show detail of my jewelry art as well.

Club Creative Studio: Hand-made, mixed media glass crystal pendants.

  I am inspired by the cause for a cure for breast cancer.

Be inspired to create for a cause.

The color wheel inspires me to explore what colors I can mix and combine in clay and paint.

Club Creative Studio: Creating hand-rolled polymer clay beads inspire me to look to the color wheel for inspiration.

Exploring your own imagination, and going beyond what you think is a limit enables and inspires growth in creativity.

Live out loud! Voice your visual expressions with art.

What inspires YOU to be creative? How do you inspire others?

To view more creative art items that have been inspired by nature, the color wheel, and imagination, please stop by the website where the inventory changes often.

http://www.clubcreativestudio.com

Your First Steps To Creativity

6 Mar

Be creative! Take the Challenge in March.

Club Creative Studio offers ideas and inspiration to be creative.  This is a great time to jump-start your creativity because March has been declared National Craft Month. Try something different or new in your artsy world.  Creating is fun, and rewarding.

I should not take much effort to be inspired.  Take a look around you in nature and in life situations. There are great resources out there to prompt or inform you on technique. Many projects can be low-cost, free, recycled, or require minimal supplies.  Especially if you are trying something new, you may be able to share supplies with others or gather ideas and confidence while you save up for the required items that you need for a specific project. Look and listen for opportunities to express yourself creatively. Take the first steps to admire

Create something amazing today!

Creating is a great expression of self as well as admiration of other art as inspiration. And, it is no doubt a joy to share your completed creations with self and others.  Try something new this month that requires creativity on a different level than you are now at.

Experience the challenge, the trails, the joys of success and the results of making something by hand.  It will give smiles and pride that is for sure! Explore your creative tool box, raid that junk drawer, clear out the scraps of papers and fabrics, get out your neglected paints and markers. Recycle your trash into treasure. Give yourself a chance to experiment.

To show of the array of items that I explore when I make Club Creative Studio items, I offer these photos in this post as art samples of creativity.  Enjoy! Be inspired! CREATE!

Club Creative Studio mixed media. hand-made crystal and acrylic pendants.

Club Creative Studio clay, mixed media mini-canvas art.

Club Creative Studio wire-wrapped. crystal and glass hand-made bracelet.

Club Creative Studio hand-painted acrylic commemorative birthday umbrella.

Club Creative Studio Hand-torched Italian glass beads.

Club Creative Studio incorporates hand-made beads into unique jewelry art.

BE CREATIVE EVERYDAY!

Club Creative Studio Hand-rolled polymer clay beads.

12 Days of Creativity

4 Jan

Holiday bracelet made from several collaborating friends.

 This post brings to light a fun idea that can be transferred to any holiday celebration or life event with a theme in mind, and a few supplies. This post also fits into the TNT (this-n-that) theme. Being creative might be easy for some yet for others it may seem to take extra effort. No matter if creativity is instant or requires planning, it can be…shared.  Sharing creativity gives you an opportunity to use your skills and display your talents.

This post highlights the efforts of many creative persons. This time, the focus is on a group of persons and a special project.  I’d like to reflect on a recent holiday project that was based on the Christmas carol song: The Twelve Days of Christmas. “The Twelve Days of Christmas” is a cumulative song, meaning that each verse is built on top of the previous verses.  There are twelve verses, each describing a gift given by “my true love” on one of the twelve days of Christmas.

Using this song as inspiration, a group of nearly twelve members created hand-made charms, then gathered for the “big reveal” which included sharing the creative process and exchanging their charms within the group so that each walked away with a unique jewelry keepsake. Some group members collected their charms for a bracelet. I incorporated my charms into a necklace. The group agreed that this experience was worth repeating and they enjoyed the learning process as much as the expression of creativity.

Some group members collected their charms for a bracelet. I incorporated my charms into a necklace.

If you recall from the popular song, the first verse runs: on the first day of Christmas, my true love gave to me…a partridge in a pear tree and on the second day of Christmas, my true love gave to me…two turtle doves.  Other mentions in the song and items included symbolically in the project are three french hens (ooh la-la), four calling birds (on cell phones of course), five golden rings, six geese-a-laying (comfortably on a pillow), seven swans-a-swimming , eight maids a milking (got milk?), nine ladies dancing, ten lords-a-leaping, eleven pipers piping, and twelve drummers drumming.

Gail happily organized twelve friends who agreed to share their skills and talents and come together to make and exchange their art projects.  Today’s blog celebrates the creativeness of her group of friends.  They held an initial meeting to brainstorm and decide on how they would start.  The assignment was for each person to make twelve separate items all with the same likeness and theme based on the number picked that corresponded to the same numbers in the Christmas carol song: The Twelve Days of Christmas.  The deadline was set and each member of the group went home ready to create their twelve items and return to share them. With all of the charms collected we were then free to add them to a bracelet and create our group project.  We collected one work of art charm from each person.

Our final products from the group project.

Contributors in this artistic product were: Marki, Annette, Bri, Amanda, Donna, Melissa, Gayle, Chris, MellaDee, and myself.  We shared time and talent, creating a meaningful item that will surely hold memories as well as appreciation for the creative process. We are now planning to get together to complete a Valentine theme bracelet.  I feel another blog coming from that experience too for sure!

To end this post, I’d like to share the idea that you may want to consider.  Make your favorite bracelet serve you well with a double duty.  Add an interesting dash of bling to your purse or bag with a closely related length of your bracelet size.  Attach it to the top of the rim on both sides of your purse for a fun twist of fashion, and show off your creation!

Consider this double-duty idea for your bracelet.

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