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Creative Outlets

What do you do to express your creativity? Do you paint? Sing? Tell stories? Make collages? Tell us who you are and what you do and why you do it.

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Hey Creative People what did you make for Christmas? Or what's ahead for 2015? 2 Replies

Started by Grammie Sue. Last reply by Grammie Sue Dec 28, 2014.

New Year - New Projects! 4 Replies

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Comment by WS on September 16, 2009 at 1:24pm
Thanks for this Caroline - in the inspiration discussion another thing I was going to mention was being around talented and creative people - interacting with artists is very stimulating!
Comment by Caroline on September 16, 2009 at 12:00pm
I just bought two more jars of speedball paint. I am getting really close to having the supplies I need to get the t-shirt project started. About two weeks ago, I had an intense need to create something so I carved a design out of linoleum blocks. I cut two 1.5" circles. On these circles I carved strips of various sizes. After carving the circles: I went to Michaels, bought an apron,came home and began printing. The project was an experiment in plaid. First I printed one circle, using yellow paint on the off-white fabric, with the strips of various sizes going vertical. For the second stage, I printed the second circle horizontally over the vertical print and used lighter yellow paint. The effect was pure plaid. I repeated the plaid circles on various parts of the apron. I enjoyed the process and now have an apron hanging up in the kitchen that I have never used.

I think I am becoming creative. I am taking a portrait photography class. The class is so wonderful. There are professionals and semi-professionals. The quality of work that these people are producing is incredible. My camera just doesn't cut it if I am to get the quality photos that I desire. Yesterday, I was taking impromtu photos of a lecture with a small point and shoot digital camera. I captured some o.k. shots of this very important speaker. I kept thinking about how my equipment is keeping me from producing the quality that I desire. I have a pretty good eye for the composition. I was the only one shooting photos. It was great because my friend who was announcing the program speakers and such asked me for a copy of the photos. In some small way, I felt like I was contributing to this very important lecture on "buildings from the our recent history."
Au Revoir,
Comment by WS on September 16, 2009 at 9:39am
Cool, Frank, Do you have a picture?
Comment by Jim Best on September 1, 2009 at 5:49pm
Thank you for the kind welcome
Comment by WS on August 31, 2009 at 8:13pm
Welcome. Jim!
Comment by Jim Best on August 31, 2009 at 8:15am
I am a photographer, i have had a camera since I was 10, it was a Brownie Hawkeye by Kodak. I play guitar and I have started drawing just recently, I find it relaxing. The interest in drawing came from hand coloring pictures and using photoshop to work on pictures.
Comment by Snagg on August 3, 2009 at 3:51pm
I nail together things that have been never been nailed together before. I cook ethnic foods from cultures that I know virtually nothing about, I draw portraits of strangers that sometimes make them cry, and when I worked at a bar I was in charge of picking out music that would actually drive the remaining stubborn drunks out the door at the end of the night. (Lou Reed's "Metal Machine Music". Never failed.)

I parlayed that particular talent into a volunteer gig as a dj at a local commercial-free radio station, where I attract listeners with possible social adjustment problems and a taste for music that is never currently in vogue, but becomes immensely influential twenty years later, when every body else is just catching up. Patience IS a Virtue.
Comment by Deb on August 3, 2009 at 2:55pm
Hello, I enjoy writing or blogging as a way of being expressive, although im still trying to perfect my style im continually making progress. It looks like there are many others who share creativity as well. ~Peace & Good Fortune in all your creative venues.
Comment by Caroline on August 2, 2009 at 12:05pm
Hi everybody,

I just joined this group. I am a mixed media creative person. I enjoy photography, sculpture, jewelry making, drawing,silk screening, and interior design,

Lately, I've been researching silk screening methods, and have been collecting speed ball fabric paint and silk screens. I still need to get the squeegie and order t-shirts. I am looking forward to doing my first t-shirt, but in the meantime: I have carved out a pattern using a linolium material for block printing. Life is better when in the process of being creative.

The thing that I really love is design. I love it all from modern architecture to original fonts to the design of a fine looking shoe. Well in a nutshell, thats my appreciation of all things creative.

Love to the people,
Comment by Happymrs on July 13, 2009 at 8:42am
I have become a quilter, & in doing so, have found my passion, so that is what I do the most! I also do some card making, with rubber stamps, I love to read, & also love to cook, when I am in the mood! I have finally decided, for my own sanity, being a homebody now, for the most part, I need to spend time on my creativity everyday I am home alone here, & do all the other necessities in life, around that. Since then, I have become much more content & happier being here...

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