Creative moments in the living room
Adding creative touches in your life need not take a lot of time or money. Sometimes it is more about using what you have and rearranging all those pieces. Take a look at your living room. How can you alter it to suit your ‘artistic or creative’ needs? Do you need to add cushions? Can you add a rug with the perfect match to your furniture? What can you add? The boldest item to add is your own work. Put your work on the feature wall.
If you only have small pieces, make an arrangement of your pieces. If you only have pieces on paper and no money to pay for framing, get a big piece of metal (very cheap at a scrap metal warehouse) and put your pieces on it with magnets. If you cannot figure out how to put up a sheet of metal, find a framed dry erase board and add your work with double sided tape.
If you are still unsure, make a sketch of your living room. Draw in several options. Look at magazines but remember that you do not necessarily want to have the latest fashion, you want it to feature ‘you’. That is why I suggested putting your work in the living room.
People will notice and slowly but surely, they will realize you are serious about being an artist. My own family took longer than our friends. Interest started and friends started coming to my art shows. My own family came for the food (especially the children) but with time, I realized that they (children and husband) began to have an opinion about what artwork they liked or not. It did make my heart good when my daughter said, ‘Yours is better, mom’. In a later blog, I will write about bringing children to your art openings. In the meantime, have you set up your place to do artwork? Have you gotten the materials you need to start? You don’t need to have absolutely everything, just enough so you can start the project.
Doris’ website: www.dorischarest.ca
I have creativity courses and art courses online at: https://www.udemy.com/user/dorischarest/
All photography and artwork by Doris Charest
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