art experiments · Whimsical animation · whimsy and quirky art

Visual Journal: June 26 Idalou

Drawing Idalou in the backyard. getting ready to animate...  

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being a sensitive artist · Being Creative

Focus for Creative People – What to Avoid

Big project to do? Deadline looming over your head? I give you... Things (places, links, shows, etc.) to Avoid: The news Anything that starts out with "Trump did..." Shiny things, glitter, new pens. New pens? Where? No, really, don't look. A marathon of Bee and Puppycat. Must. Not. Watch now. Maybe just one episode... Cute… Continue reading Focus for Creative People – What to Avoid

being a sensitive artist · Creativity and imagination · experiments

Can they feel your spark? And instrinsic motivation

In my Creativity in the Workplace Graduate class we read an article that the professor wrote about what he learned while designing hats for the Cirque du Soleil in 1996. The article is called "The 8 Lessons for building a creative workplace.” This is my reaction reproduced here and shared. Reading about working in a… Continue reading Can they feel your spark? And instrinsic motivation

Art design lessons · art experiments · Creative Prompts · drawing lesson · whimsy and quirky art

How to draw a balloon animal: a lesson in shading

As you may or may not know balloon animals often visit the Idea Emporium Bakery and are partial to ice cream sodas. I don't know a great deal about balloon animals that have came to life, but I can only theorize then, that the balloon animals are not lactose intolerant, which is a good thing.… Continue reading How to draw a balloon animal: a lesson in shading