On Canvas

Last weekend I took the time to paint for the first time in a while. Maybe a year. Crazy. I used to paint so much in college, specifically 2014. I loved it. It was a way for me to unwind, be creative for creative’s sake, work with a new medium where *clicking and deleting* isn’t really an option. You’ve got to be brave with your stroke, it takes confidence in your own eye. And if you mess up, you have to find a way to add to it with new colors or strokes to make it work. It takes my eyes off a screen, where most of my day is spent being digitallyย creative, and get’s me lost in a canvas of color. I love it.

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From my last post, you saw my inspiration swelling up from the Pantone colors of the year. I took that inspiration and put it on a blank canvas. It felt so good to sit and let a brush dip in paint and glide across a textured surface. To think abstractly. To make art for art’s sake.

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No matter what you do, taking the time to be creative is soย important. Even those of us that have a creative 9-5. Allowing yourself to explore new mediums is essential in keeping your mind inspired and your creativity refreshed. Whether it’s writing, doodling, cooking, sewing, decorating, you name it, find what makes your creative little heart come alive and make the time to indulge in it.
What’s your creative outlet?

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