April’s Free Digital was called Soar. Inspired by the return of the birds in the Spring sky. This piece is a rendering of a sparrow in polygonal shapes. It’s a reminder that at any time you have choices. Check out this piece. Get it at RedBubble. Choose to soar.
A couple of weeks back I was thinking what am I going to create for March? As always it begins with my resources, digital files, and curios. Then the rush of ideas start to come.
First you should see this series of matchbook covers advertising the Prague Zoo, circa 1963. They’re wonderfully simple and would look great as silkscreen art. I started to create a matchbook cover with a flying fish because, come on, flying fish are amazing. They’re the perfect example of how biology adapts in meaningful ways. Nature, like creativity — and fire for that matter — can be wildly unpredictable. See the results.
I didn’t always rise early. Then again I didn’t always go to bed early either. I am sure we all go through a stage of staying up late finding our muse at 2AM looking for some kind of break through. A sketch book, headphones and music, a laptop and a few ideas: I loved my distraction-free creative time. That was until my beautiful kids came along. As early risers, they didn’t care Dad only got four hours sleep.
But we adapt.
Take the time.
The other day I was taking a walk listening to music that helps me shed the stress of the day. I had a self-conscious thought is it weird that I have to listen to music on a walk to find my center? Afterwards I compared it to an equally negative thought and it occurred to me. Nope I’d rather err on weird than negative. To me that sums up meditation. Every day I take 8 to 10 minutes to breathe, let go, and feel out whatever is going on inside my body. It’s actually liberating and I highly recommend it. Get the FREE DIGITAL WALL ART.