Tagged with 'art'

Life is a puzzle

I am participating in the online course “A Creative Adventure of Self-Discovery” to stir up my creativity since the end of April 2013. It is my intention to get back to my creative life, to learn focusing also on myself now and then, to make time for self-care and self-growth. The exercises I need to be doing range from writing, reflecting, to creative tasks such as painting, doodling, collage making etc. Here goes the first one. The task is to grab any art medium and feel free to get messy. As Shannon from free spirit says, “Remember, there isn’t a...

Creation of logos

Zaragoza, Spain, 2003. Being member of the Cultural Working Group (CWG) of the European Student Association AEGEE, I am confronted with the task of creating a logo for the new edition of our Cultural and Artistic Magazine. I have been designing simple birthday cards and invitations before, so this is finally a real chance for a more worldly contribution. The only challenge I face is that the only programs I have for accomplishing this task are Power Point and a simple Microsoft Paint. How would that possibly work out? I give it a try. At first I play with different WordArt settings...

A tigress proper bath

In Berlin’s backyards one can find the weirdest things, especially in those created as a space for everybody to visit in an unofficial squat. People living here care for their fellow human beings, for any creature actually, and for anything existing here on earth. They value things that others discard thoughtless in a container, or throw it out their window, letting it rot on the street until a local cleaning service removes the items from sidewalks and streets, or even parks. The inhabitants in this squat are extraordinarily creative. The backyard is green, like a huge...

Art you can’t explain

When thinking about art critics, who try to interpret a piece of art done by someone else, I question the sense of doing so. Maybe they can feel it, that could be. In general though I think it’s a myth. A piece of art from others will always be a mystery for the observer, no matter how much one tries to analyze and feel it. I believe that no-one else than the artist himself could possibly explain what he was doing, what his intention was about bringing a specific idea into reality. Looking at myself, I even wonder if the artist himself can actually explain what made him...

Love your Art

Let’s eliminate all judgement existing out there in the world about perfect, authentic drawings, adorable paintings, magnificient sculptures, touching voices, accurate dances, stilistic writings…, and let’s only look at ourselves, each one at himself, when we are creating something. The most important thing in doing art is to LOVE WHAT YOU ARE DOING. Simply feel your desire to do it and let your JOY flow freely through you. Feel free to do whatever you want to, there are no limits. Only feel. Smile. Embrace yourself as who you are. Dive into the process of...
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