I just couldn’t get there. I walked around, clicked the music on and off, sipped more coffee, stared into the woods, ate a cookie and still I could not get into the zone to start my art. It is a challenge for an artist to remain creative and inspired despite the circumstances, so sometimes we need a jump-start.
As a remedy to the creative blocks that can come with these stressful times we are living in, a group of artist friends and myself are challenging each other monthly. These out-of-the-hat challenges have been fun for all of us and, because we each work in different mediums, has given us all a stretch to try something new.
Here’s the idea: we each have taken responsibility for a particular part to the challenge—color, shape, material, emotion, finish—and have made a “hatful” of answers for 12 months. We Zoom each month to share our finished pieces, then randomly draw the slips from the hats for the next month.
When we met in December we chose the following:
- Sherwin Williams color of the year 2021 Urbane Bronze
- Guitar shaped
- Tyvek material
- Joyful emotion
- Smooth finish
Here is what I came up with:
- Adele Sanborn; https://cornerstonedesignnh.com
- Steve Hayden; https://www.haydenarts.com
- Lori Rollason; https://www.lorirollason.com
- Cheryl Miller; https://www.cherylzmillerart.com
Thanks for reading. Stop by next month for the February challenge!