Evaluation of the Creative Process in Thirty Days of Painting Process

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Am I enjoying the creative process each day? What do I enjoy about it? I thoroughly enjoy the process over the last 25 days. I have been anxious to do each days painting and have often been able to complete more than 1 or 2 each time.

What differences have I noticed about the way I create? It seems to come easier and I have less stress about deadlines and getting a painting done.

What media or material do I want to experiment? I have done very little with colored pencils. I have a variety of types and would like to do more with them.

Am developing a creative practice? Absolutely, its easy to sit down and jump right in instead of staring and not knowing what to do.

Have I noticed resistance, self-criticism or anxiety? Have do I deal with it? I still have issues with self-criticism and comparing myself to others. I try not to dwell on it and just walk away from what I was working on.

How do I meet my creative blocks compared to how I was before I started creating every day? I have had very few creative blocks since I started but if it happens I watch some videos or stroll through one of the groups and try to get some inspiration.

What are some of the habits would I like to change in my creative process? I need a more conducive space but unable to change it right now.

Have I developed new tools or techniques to work in my creative process? I think I pay more attention to the tools I use and make sure I have what I need.

What new thing or things have I learned about myself? I have become even more attracted to watercolor and the more I do it I find I am figuring out little things that help me grow.

Do I have a larger more expanded menu for my creativity? As you go along you start to feel a little more positive about what you have done are less apprehensive of starting something or using something new

Where Do I want to go from here? What are my creative goals or intentions?

Am I feeling more confident as a creative? See above, but yes.

Am I more excited about my creativity? yes

Am I creating with more joy? I find that I tend to be happier every day I am able to create art and then happier in general.

Have I learned about the importance of my creativity? I believe it is reflected in the way I feel each day.

Have I learned the value of process not result? I believe this is happening but maybe not as fast as I would like.

Do I take more creative risks? I think so.


My Love Affair with Matisse

I love the work of Henri Matisse because of his seemingly child like way of painting his  combination of colors his patterns and distortion of size and perspective. His colors and even somewhat his style has influenced me in my work as an artist and interpret this in some of art even today.





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Joy of art Studio is a fun and creative place for all ages.. I teach art to both children and adults, facilitate women’s creative groups, mixed media workshops, art camps, art for the day, drawing skills, art history, parent and child create together, creative crafts, and so much more. I am located at 139 East  Pennsylvania Ave. Southern Pines NC.






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