Friday, April 11, 2014

Thoughts on Creativity

I just finished rather short but erudite book on creativity. It's  "Show Your Work" by Austin Kleon. He also wrote "Steal Like an Artist" which I intend to read.  One particular section challenged my views on teaching and in progress posts.  I tend to be rather private and have a notion that nobody really wants to see my work in what I call its ugly phase.    Now I see that work doesn't exist in a vacuum and that the process is just as important as the result. So in the near future, I will be doing more documentation of my creative process. I hope you will enjoy reading it.  Also, I'll be heading off to Chicago soon and will be visiting one of my very favorite places on the 17th of this month. The Chicago Art Institute. I just love French impressionism and my paintings are heavily influenced from that.  Here's a painting of a wolf that I did sometime back.