For Danielle Clough (@fiance_knowles), motivation is the most important element to excel and succeed in your art. Inspiration on the other hand, is an exhausted word that primarily puts a great deal of pressure on artists worldwide. Her straightforwardness when she told me about her scepticisim to the word inspiration was incredibly refreshing. It makes so much sense. We are expected to be inspired all the time and when we’re not, we feel stressed and pressured to dig for that inspiration. But where, and how?
This week’s episode is an honest discussion between embroidery artists on how a supportive community is the game changer in your artistry. In Layla’s (@coricrafts) daily life “People don’t care”, she says. She works in science during the day and as an artist at night and she feels it as if they are two distinct worlds. When she enters one of them she has to close the other. Imagine if there would be a way to build bridges between those worlds.
“Do it”, is sculpture artist Ian Edward’s advice for anyone who is hesitating in their choice of an artist life. If you don’t do you will not know if it was the right thing. And if it wasn’t, congratulations, you’ve just gained valuable experience from your mistake and you’re able to make better actions and decisions in the future.
One area where many people are especially hesitant is when it comes to reaching out. “You don’t meet anyone in your bedroom, so get out of there!”, says Ian in the interview. To grow your network is the most important in any profession. You could even argue that creative success comes down to who you know, where and when; I.e. Your network.
It makes me sad to see that a great number of us are attached to materialistic values such as putting so much importance into the audience numbers. Even as an artist, it’s easy to be … Read more
We are not necessarily lucky to live in today’s society. It is marked by endless choices and yet few opportunities to be able to work with what you chose and reach success. There is more … Read more
Most successful people reached their position when they were in the right place at the right time and with the right people. In other words, your social environment is essential for your creativity and productivity. … Read more
Why does inspiration for writing fade away when you have a set deadline for an article? Or why does the lust for drawing escape the minute you realise that your assignment is due tomorrow and not next … Read more
It can be hard to manage an overflow of thoughts at night when you have a creative mind. Many artists spend half the night working on their creations otherwise they are thinking too much. They … Read more
As artist, we essentially base our work on “THE” idea. We take abstract ideas and turn them into concrete artworks for the world to see. There is a saying that a person’s art is an … Read more