Saturday Share

Saturday Share : The Jealous Curator (Danielle Krysa)

I picked up the book The Creative Block by the popular blogger The Jealous Curator, also known as Danielle Kysa. But as the Jealous Curator is how most of us that follow her online know her. Truth is I have been traveling so much and haven't wanted to bring such a beautiful large book such as The Creative Block with me so I haven't done more with the book than thumb through it at this point. But I follow her blog daily and that was perfect when we were on the road a week ago.

I will get to all these wonderful projects eventually! 

I will get to all these wonderful projects eventually! 

Saturday Share : Daily Rituals by Mason Curry

One third of the way through Daily Rituals: How Artists Work by Mason Curry I realized I need a wife or a servant to be a successful artist. In all seriousness I learned a lot from reading this collection of habits and routines from various famous creatives over the years. While many of them did have wives and/or servants to deal with the children and more household duties so they could lock themselves in a room for hours at a time. Still plenty of others had/have day jobs and would create during their lunch hour or after hours. A number of them were married women with children. As long as I have discipline I have plenty of time to work hard and get things done. It was a great book for reading on the road until it became too dark for me to see clearly. I highly recommend picking this book up if you are a creative type looking to feel less crazy and be inspired in the process. You can buy a copy on Amazon, your local bookstore or check it out at your local library like I did. 

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Saturday Share: Lisa Congdon & Creative Bug

Saturday Share. My new weekend ritual. Lisa Congdon is a talented and popular illustrator who has a worth ethic that will inspire anybody to get off their butt and get drawing and creating. Lucky for me she happened to be hosting a four week Creative Bug video class on Line Drawing that I signed up and took. I allowed myself to copy in my sketchbook for a little while while I got back to my own voice. Copying really gets an unfair rep when it is such a good way to master skills. My six year old daughter loves to copy me and everything she sees. That is how she learns, learning by doing. The trick is to make sure you keep going into your own voice eventually. So I copied Lisa for a day or two in my sketchbook. But soon enough it got for me to copy and I was forced to find my own way and that is where I am at right now. It is a great class, especially the first two lessons. I highly recommend anybody that likes to draw to sign up for it.


Hers

Hers

Mine (unfinished)

Mine (unfinished)