Friday, May 17, 2013
"My drive and passion nags at me to create. There is an intense need to satisfy that creative outlet. Sometimes I see creating art as a way of prayer and even hope that my pieces will give others a sense of inspiration or spark in their lives, possibly a sense of healing.” – Stacey Zimmerman
Sunday, May 12, 2013
Fine Art Photograph Print
I love how these macro images turned out! I used my Canon EOS Rebel T3i on my back screened porch during the morning sun. You can even see the sparkling details of the irises glistening in sunlight.
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
I like to include my family in my creating endeavors. My kids join me for my art workshops I host. And they’ll even be my inspiration for my photography. Barefoot little models in the green grass! Or even their wind blown hair and purple popsicle mouths make the best pictures!
How does and artist know when their painting is complete?
Compose your piece with passion and no regret. When you step back and see the painting as a whole, then you know that piece is complete. Complete in the sense that you will not add more paint. However, your painting will still be working to cause an emotion….maybe breathtaking moment or for a viewer’s hear t to skip a beat! Art will never be fully finished or complete.
Sunday, May 5, 2013
“Relish the little details even in the imperfections of your piece of canvas or the splatters of paint on your hands. Savor the moments in creating art, the odor of the paint and the feel of the brushes in your hand. This is all about being an artist.” –Stacey Zimmerman
Sunday, April 14, 2013
I have designed my own blog planner worksheet to keep with me during those moments that I have "free" time. (like in the school carpool line!) :) I'm the type of person that takes every quiet minute as a time to think, brainstorm and spark my creativity.
You can create your own planner customized to your needs. I find it really hard to remember all those great ideas when daily priorities take over.
I customized my worksheet for the artist inside me....labeling my ideas and thoughts as "On my Palette" or "On my Canvas" to be my personal inspirations. My links are labeled as "Paint Colors" and for noting which images to use on my blog post I named "Paintbrushes".
Find Your Sun!
by Stacey Zimmerman
Tasks this week: (Week 8)
1. Plant some yellow or orange flowers.
2. Clean out your refrigerator...this can be an enlightening experience. :)
3. Make lemonade and sit on your front porch.
4. Focus on breathing-taking 3 deep breaths as many times as you can today. Your body will appreciate the oxygen...especially your brain!
5. Enlarge a sunset or beach photo on canvas to hang in a special place for inspiration. A great place would be in a office/den area or even your bedroom to relaxation. (Try sites such as www.canvaspeople.com, www.bigcanvas.com, www.imagekind.com )
6. Depending on where you live, take a day trip to the coast. Or find a place to hang out and have a picnic. Don't forget your camera!
*Take a journey and find your inner creative spirit. I'm confident you will find your optimism, confidence and strength to improve your everyday life! I thrive in sunlight since I grew up in Florida and love to have a home with lots of light, full of windows.
“I learned...that inspiration does not come like a bolt, nor is it kinetic, energetic striving, but it comes into us slowly and quietly and all the time, though we must regularly and every day give it a little chance to start flowing, prime it with a little solitude and idleness.”
― Brenda Ueland