I’ve been reading Creative Block by Danielle Krysa, (the Jealous Curator) which has many many great ideas for boosting creativity. This wonderfully inspiring book includes interviews, artwork and project ideas from 50 contemporary artists.
I was particularly drawn to Project No. 13 from Trey Speegle. He suggests creating a black and white drawing, making multiple photocopies of it, then altering the image in as many ways as you can think of using different media.
I love playing with art supplies, and I love the idea of recreating one image multiple ways. I believe creativity can thrive with repetition. Tiny changes start taking place with each repeat causing the design to evolve into something new. Speegle suggests working with 50 copies, which makes me think he might not have small children demanding to eat every two hours. I have a 6 month old and a 4 year old, I made 9.
I truly loved this little project. It helped illustrate for me where my strengths are, how important high quality art tools can be, and made me try some new materials.
Such a great exercise and one I highly recommend. Even Lux was able to participate.