Where do artists get their ideas?

2019-08-24T13:38:53+09:30Creative mindset, Creative process, Creativity, Inspiration|

Is there is a mysterious secret that only artists know about making artworks? I often think that artists themselves like to propagate this myth. The myth that we are special, magical beings who sit apart from everyday people, and everyday life, creating our work in isolation. Maybe if I wasn’t a teacher trying to make [...]

Overcoming perfectionism

2019-07-25T13:58:09+09:30Creative mindset, Creativity, Inspiration|

So many of us spend a huge chunk of our lives stifled by perfectionism. Perfectionism drove me to take course after course in painting, telling myself that when I mastered the latest technique, usually something very tricky and impressive (like tonal realism), then I could call myself a real artist and the world would see [...]