Category Archives: Printmaking inspiration

Posts about finding ways to keep inspired and keep focussed.

Sometimes printmaking inspiration seems to evaporate like mist, and you become distracted by humdrum jobs and commitments. At other times you have so many ideas you almost can’t think straight.

No printmaking inspiration

If you feel stuck and lacking in inspiration there are posts here to help you get going. You will find ways to develop productive habits, and create space to allow your ideas to flow again.

Too much printmaking inspiration

Do you have so many ideas that they overwhelm you? Like a rabbit in the headlights you don’t know which way to turn and feel paralysed by choice.

Don’t stop having ideas – you just need a bit of help to focus and manage your inspiration!

 

One minute charcoal pear drawings with mono prints

One minute drawings to unlock creativity

Do you sometimes find it hard to get motivated to do creative work?

Try one minute drawings!

Here is a very simple and (I find) extremely effective activity you can use to unlock your creativity.

I have used it Continue reading

Lucky dip of coloured papers

Scrapstores for surprising supplies

What are Scrapstores?

Scrapstores are a wonderful source of inspirational materials for experimental printmakers.

Most  Scrapstores run as charities, and the purpose is to provide low-cost materials for creative play, crafts, and community projects.

All sorts of foam

All sorts of foam

They collect clean waste from local industries, and also Continue reading

mirror writing alphabets

Mirror drawing

 

mirror drawing; painting of pigeon and nest

pigeon and nest painted in the mirror

You may remember learning in biology class about the way our eyes receive images onto the retina that are actually upside down AND reversed, these are interpreted by the brain so we see what we think is ‘normal’. Mirror drawing plays around with this idea to help you see things with new eyes.

Various experiments have been done with special glasses to reverse things yet again so the brain perceives the world Continue reading