One of my favorite ways to accessorize a room and make it feel inviting is to "dress the chairs." When I see a dressed chair it makes me want to walk over, cozy up and read a book. It is a great way to add texture and a pop of color to a space.
Good morning. Today's episode explores how to protect your creative energy. I think this is something that is really important for people if you're trying to live a creative life because you have so many things that come into your life that really can take away from your creative energy. It can be people, the environments that you're working in, the networks that you're surrounding yourself with, or just even your daily habits and routines. It is something that's very precious and important for you to consider in your pursuit to becoming creative entrepreneur or creative person.
I have always had a canine companion. There is something really wonderful about the selfless love and joy they bring. But lets face it, sometimes they come with certain challenges in the indoor environment. Between, food bowls, toys, beds, and barriers, it can be challenging to create a beautiful space without those necessitates.
In this time-lapse, I demonstrate how to draw a kitchen in perspective. I draw the kitchen at our farm from memory. Just for fun, I decided to draw people sitting at the table in the kitchen to show how you can easily add people into your sketches. One of my favorite things about this kitchen is how people gather in it. It really is the heart of the home.
Several years ago I began painting hand-painted tapestries. I love painting these because they are easy to transport and they offer a unique way of displaying artwork.
Good morning. I wanted to start this morning by talking about music that inspires us when we are being creative. I recently attended a Lindsey Stirling concert in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania and When I left there, I felt really inspired. It made me think about how music transforms my way of thinking and feeling. I often play her music when I'm working in my studio and t made me curious about what music you are interested in listening to and how music inspires you when you are working,
I have a love for antiques and architecture, so when I get a chance to spend time enjoying both, I am thrilled. Today I drove out to an estate sale in Paoli, Pennsylvania. While this excursion was more . about the architecture, there was one unique find I had to check out. Here is a little peak at my visit to the property.
There is something magical about being in a room surrounded by books. Especially of you are the curator. The best part about creating a home library, is that you don't really need a big space. They can be tucked away in nooks, cozy corners, and even in a stair landing. The possibilities are endless. This week I am sharing some ideas for creating your own home library.
Here is a time-lapse of a perspective drawing on my whiteboard. When I teach live perspective workshops, I like to demonstrate how an artist would use perspective, without having to follow strict rules and create background grids. Most artist will layout the basic structure and perspective of a drawing pretty quickly, through observation. While it is important to have an understanding of the rules of perspective, it is important to recognize that you don't have to draw in perfect perspective. This is a very loose gestural approach.
I will be releasing perspective workshops this spring. If you are interested in updates on my upcoming workshops click here and let me know which workshops you would like updates for.
Good morning. I want welcome you to one of my favorite places in the house, the library room. I grew up with a love for reading. It's no coincidence because my grandfather was a writer and my mother instilled a passion for reading from a young age. I grew up surrounded by books and an excitement for using my imagination and learning. So I wanted to share a little bit about that with you. When you are trying to live a creative life, it is important for you to use your imagination and to constantly keep learning and seeking out interesting materials and resources. It also allows you to connect with other people. Over the next several months I will share some of the books that I am reading with you. Perhaps they may be of interest to you.
Ellie McIntosh, grew up as a creative thinker. Inspired by her father, a furniture designer an inventor and musician, she took the path to creativity. Her artistic journey has taken her as far as France, Switzerland, Monaco, Italy, Spain, Germany, Morocco, and many places throughout the United States and Mexico, where she utilized various