Monday, March 7, 2011

The Crafter's Devotional Days 27, 28 & 29

This is how I feel right now. I am so behind in Blogging!
Creating with Other Artist's Materials
"Sooner or later, all creative types are asked to create a project for someone else". I do this every day at work. Here are some suggested questions to ask your client as taken from the book: 

 1. Do you have a vision, sketch, or idea you'd like me to work from?
 2. Do you have strong preferences in terms of materials, colors, forms, or techniques that you like (or don't    like)?
 3. What is you the purpose or goal of this project, where will it end up, and who will see it? 
 4. Can you tell me about the feelings you have surrounding this project, and how you'd like to capture those feelings? 
 5. What is the budget, time frame, and form of delivery? (It's always important to understand the limits of your creative interpretation when working with other people). 
 6. Do you want me to show you sketches, color swatches, or woking designs along the way? 

All in all, if you love what you do, it all turns out well, right?

House Journals
This is a project idea: Make your journal a standing art form! Make a house out of materials you like and go to town with your journaling ON THE OUTSIDE of the house. Why keep your journal a secret? Display your ideas on this house. Make one for each year. Have a city of journal homes!

I remember we did something like that in 4th grade with tree branches. We would affix things to the branch, hang things from it, and display it for all to see. My finished work would still be here if a neighborhood boy hadn't broken it in half. (He was a jerk. Bitter, can you tell?)

Entries taken from The Crafter's Devotional: 365 Days of Tips, Tricks, and Techniques for Unlocking Your Creative Spirit by Barbara R. Call

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