Creativity is not just a gift, it’s a skill requiring practice and maintenance. Exercising that part of the brain results forward thinking and refined skills.
This is why the fashion world needs designers pushing the envelope with Avant Garde looks that would never be worn for street style. It’s not surprising that designers who create looks that push boundaries have other artistic skill sets such as drawing and painting.
Last year I took my first drawing class. Having never taken an art class, I was surprised to find that with a little direction, I was able produce work that I wouldn’t call a masterpiece by any stretch, but I was proud of it. One of my favorite mediums is charcoal. Surprising again given that I’ve had an aversion to touching chalk for my entire lifetime.
It’s been far too long since I’ve picked up a pencil or piece of charcoal, so I would like to use my usual Wednesday motivation spot to appreciate some works of others that have most recently captivated me.
Click the photos to follow them back to where I found them.
I’m ready to bust through the humpday slowdown and do something creative today!