The post on interviewing people corresponded with a blog post from Create Mixed Media from Seth Apter's book, The Pulse of Mixed Media, which I won from him.
Seth has interviewed artists and has published their answers.
I'm not doing an interview but I'm linking to the post which has some responses on how to boost creativity and the influence of current trends. It is about TIME and TRENDS. I think there is a connection between them. I copy trends and that takes time away from what I should be working on. Not a waste but kind of a frittering away of...
We are entering a new season. For me it is the winding down from the busyness of summer and all the various extras that summer brings. I'm looking forward to some real creative time in my studio/playroom. I have lots of things I want to accomplish in my art and also in some creative projects for my home. I don't want to waste time getting caught up in current trends that maybe are fun but not me. I'm back to Focus, my first blog word. I'm intent on Finding the right way/style for me. I'm gonna try to Finish the rest of the year in a strong manner.
I was at a Bernina session and Nina has so much potential and is just busting a bobbin on my newly positioned workspace because she wants to show me what I can do with all the stuff I have in her stash. Besides which I really need some fall/winter clothes. 5' 2" and a spongy hour glass shape that makes fitting the waist band and the short legs challenging means I should figure out fitting a basic pattern and then change it with all her tricks!.
The Rooster is so focused. It takes him sometimes a day but he catches on when I try to side track him. So instead of fighting and fooling him, I think I should turn over my whole house plan and say, what do you recommend! Seriously. He is always telling me my forays into the accessory department would be better served by saving for a big ticket item. :0 And then maybe I wouldn't be spending the paint money on the art supplies! LOL And then maybe my list would look as crossed off as his! And he won't let me buy colour coded folders, tags, and pens. Just scribble it down on the back of the bills and do it!
Influences! They can be good or they can be a waste of our time. What influences you?