All posts tagged: drawing

The Art of being an Apprentice: My Letter to Vincent Van Gogh

Dear Vincent,  thank you for the great pleasure of becoming your apprentice!  I hope I do not disappoint you with my humble but sincere efforts at learning from my limited but enthusiastic view of your life’s work.  Though I think you would be happy to know that I am learning to silence the negative voices… “If you hear a voice within you say you cannot paint, then by all means paint and that voice will be silenced.” Vincent Van Gogh I regret that you will never know how much you have inspired me, and that you will never know that I am but one drop in an ocean of inspired, admiring souls! “If I am worth anything later, I am worth something now. For wheat is wheat, even if people think it is a grass in the beginning.” Vincent Van Gogh “…But, the sunflower is mine, in a way.” ― Vincent van Gogh Yes, Vincent, the sunflowers are most certainly yours! It makes my heart smile to think that your lovely sunflowers have become near synonymous with your name! It is with no mild timidity that …

What Vincent Van Gogh is teaching me…

I am currently taking a course called Studying Under the Masters: Portraits and Self Portraits offered on Jeanne Oliver’s network site .  Last year I took the first Studying under the Masters: becoming an apprentice.  I highly recommend any of the courses offered there.  Try one of the free workshops and see for yourself.  CREATIVITY TAKES COURAGE  is a great place to start.  It is a free series of interviews with creative men and women with inspiring information to share.  Two of my personal favourites are Jane Davenport, and Kelly Barton.  I love how casual the conversations are…er, I mean,.. interviews.  🙂 So, I am learning a lot about Vincent Van Gogh right now.  What a unique man he was! I am reading Vincent Van Gogh : The Life, and finding it utterly fascinating.  I never really appreciated his art until last year.  Now I am immersed in it and can’t get enough!  It’s sort of like seeing a photo of a person and thinking, ‘hmm, interesting looking’ and moving on. Then, you meet that person and their personality just lights them up, and …

New Digi Stamps and a Design Team Call!!

My Autumn images are in the shop!  I hope you’ll find these fun for your Fall crafting… click on the image to go straight to A CREATIVE NEED digital images. DESIGN TEAM CALL!    If you are interested in designing cards, scrapbook pages or other paper crafts with A Creative Need digital stamp images I would love to hear from you!   Digital and traditional designers are welcome! What would be required of you… create and post 1 project using A Creative Need images provided to you, on the first Thursday of each month. create and post a second project using A Creative Need images provided to you,  one other day of your choice in the same month. provide links to the images/ and A Creative Need shop in your project posts. Keep the A Creative Need badge and link on your blog sidebar. stay with us for a term of 6 months (total of 12 projects/term) have fun! What you would receive as a DT member… a minimum of 2 free images each month, possibly …