Today, we want to ask you to name some of the tools, resources, or connections that you need to conquer your creative dreams.
- What knowledge gaps do you have?
- What classes are you dying to take? Creative, professional, technical, etc…
- If you could do it all over again, what would you do differently – or in a different order?
- What resources do you feel are essential to the growth of your creative or entrepreneurial practice?
- If you had a super power, what would it be?
- If you could work with anyone, who would it be?
Harken back to the beginning of this blogathon, and respond to this prompt in any way you would like and that gets your creative juices flowing. If just plain old writing doesn’t excite you, then write a poem, a rant, or a song. Sing or perform your answer and post the video. Take a photo, draw or paint an image. Engage with us as you think through the different tools, resources, or people you would most want to break down any barriers you currently feel!
We all have knowledge gaps. Mine may be traditional art and art history. I have a degree in Fine Arts, but it wasn’t from an art school and I was able to transfer in more than 1/2 of my degree. Hence I got to skip A LOT of classes. Good (and down right exciting) at the time. In the long run.. I am not sure yet. I am mostly a self-taught artist because of this and it hasn’t hindered my successes. Could I have gotten more? Nah I don’t think so. Especially since one can learn about anything via YouTube.
Right now I am not dying to take any classes. I am dying to teach some. Although I am a true life-long learner and will take some more classes/workshops currently my focus is on expanding my artistic resources and income.
If I could do it all over again I would have gone straight away to art school. In fact starting in middle school or younger I would have found a way to start taking classes or joined an organization or something.
The internet particular social media are essential resources for my growth. They allow me to learn and share.
A super power, hmmm it would definitely be something to do with sewing. The ability to sew lightning fast even by hand. I could use the power for good and to throw tents around anyone who is after me if I ever found myself in a chase sequence. Which would happen a lot I presume.
Working with anyone? When I was younger I could name people who I would want to spend the day with, just hanging out. Then there was a phase when I wanted a mentor. Then to be a mentor. But right now, today I am going to answer this question thinking of myself and making others (secretly) happy with street art. There are a group of people in New Zealand. Where leaving street art for others to find seems to be common place. I would love to learn from them. Not necessarily how to do it, that part is easy. How they started, continue, and possible collaborations. I am a world away, but just following them online is encouraging and inspiring.
Below are two beginning samples for my street art idea. They are going to be inside of the piece. And they are what I need to create right now.
Flip-side of cardboard trees