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Creative Advice for Modern Artists


Take The Dog For A Walk and Get Creative

Are you constantly finding it challenging to come up with new creative ideas for your line of work? Problem solved - Take the dog for a walk and use this time to be inspired by Nature. Don't have a dog? Provide a dog walking service and use other people's dogs to help boost your creativity. Plus you get paid for providing the service, so essentially the dog's owner is paying for you to be creative! How awesome is that?

Getting out doors is great for boosting creativity. The fresh air and natural sun light help bring you back to Nature. Take off your shoes and allow your feet to really connect with the earth and get grounded. Doing just this is very beneficial for us humans on so many levels. Then when you add a living animal such as a dog into the experience your whole perspective on your outside walk can dramatically change. 

Dogs have a highly sensitive sense of smell and as such as always smelling there way around new and old areas. Just by watching them you can see what smells interest them and where the scent leads them. Of course most of the time they are smelling other dogs who may have marked their territory or at least have said they were there. Other times they may be smelling where that delicious food smell is coming from. Either way you get to see the park or nature reserve through a different set of eyes, or nose at least.

As you let your dog run and be active off the leash then too you can take in your surrounding. What are the others in the park doing, what is happening in your neighbourhood? What's going on in the sky? Just don't get lost in the clouds too much!

The good thing about associating your outdoor creative time with a dog is that a dog always needs a walk to get more exercise. As humans we often become lazy and will avoid going outside or getting the regular exercise we need. However when it is for a beloved animal, or part of paying job, we have more inclination to carry out the task. As as a result you get your creative time.

So go on get creative by taking the dog for a walk and make it part of your daily routine.

True Art is in the Eye of the Beholder

The best way to describe different art forms is the saying “True Art is in the eye of the Beholder”. There’s many reasons why not everyone likes art, or a specific form of art.  Every person is individual and has different kind of taste and preferences. Some like the modern art, while other likes the more old fashion art like paintings that make sense. Here’s some different reasons why not everyone likes all the art forms, and why the saying true art is in the Eye of the Beholder is really true when it comes to art.

Don’t Understand Modern Art

When we’re talking about modern art, we are talking here about paintings that’s abstract and not a “plain” picture like most of us knows.  Modern art is also sculptures that doesn’t really make sense and that not everyone understands.

If you don’t understand contemporary art, you really won’t understand the art form and you will not want to buy the art. There’s even people that saying that these modern art forms are way too expensive to be bought. This is just because they don’t understand the art, or see the deeper meaning of the art.


With graffiti, we don’t talk about the people that just writing all kinds of trash on the walls of towns and cities. We’re talking here from real graffiti, paintings that’s done on the walls that took a long time to get done, and with the approval of the people around them.

When it comes to graffiti, there’s so many people that’s saying that this isn’t an art form, this is just someone that was just painting on walls, and making a mess. But, for the one that did the graffiti, this is really a great art form. Not everyone appreciates this kind of art form, and not everyone allows this kind of art form in towns.

Don’t Realize the Time Spent

It is just the artists themselves that really know the time that was putting into making the art. For the everyday person, like you and me, don’t really realize how long it really takes an artist to make any creation. This is why some art is so expensive. There’s some kind of art forms that take months to get done. Months of blood, sweat and tears. Even, if it looks like the art was done is just a few hours. No real art, is done in just hours.

It is just those people that really understand where the art is coming from and who understands the deeper meaning of art, that really appreciate these art. 

When we’re looking at art, we don’t always see the real meaning. You even might just see a bunch of color and stripes. However, the artist sees a deeper meaning. Normally, the people that know art, especially modern art, see the deeper meaning of the art. This is why art is just beautiful and appreciate by some people and why true art is in the eye of the Beholder.

Getting Over Artistic Blocks and Boundaries

Every artist knows that there’s something like artistic blocks and boundaries. And, that it can be hard to overcome these problems when you want to be creative. People that don’t know anything about art, doesn’t think that artistic block does really exist, but it can be a real problem for an artist. Here’s some great ways of getting over your artistic blocks and boundaries, when you need to start working.

Set a routine for yourself

Routine is important for everyone, but it’s more important for an artist. Creating and sticking to a routine will ensure that you get to work on creating art. A routine is very important to every artist, no matter if you are writing, paining or even sculpting.

To have a routine for artistic block was studied and proven to work. The study proves that having a routine, doesn’t only make sure that you’re getting to work, but also improves your creativity and help you to form new creative ideas.


This might sound stupid, but an artist is allowed to daydream. It’s even recommended that an artist just sat in a calm and relaxed environment and daydream.  The best art is created by an artist that knows how to daydream and create unique ideas in their heads. 

This will make sure that you don’t struggle with artistic blocks and boundaries. Artists that’s just on the go all the time, and forgot to get back to daydream, are normally the artist that’s struggle to start being creative again, and to create great pieces of art.

The best way to daydream is to find you a spot that’s quiet and peaceful. Then, you’re just thinking, daydreaming about what you can create and thinking about life in general. It’s important not to think about any negative thoughts, because this might be the reason why you struggle to daydream in the first place. We tend to let our problems and worries run our lives and our minds. 

Going for a walk

If you need to start with the project and you’re just getting nowhere, then going for a walk, thinking about something completely different may just do the trick. Sometimes, artist is over thinking an idea, and this can lead to artistic block. Going for a walk thinking about something different, and just relaxing, might be your answer.

When you’re back from your walk, get back to work, and you will see that this exercise did do the trick, and you’re focused again.

Go to a new place

Sometimes we are so used to the place where we work every day, which we forgot about places that’s really beautiful and inspirational. If you’re struggling to find some new inspiration, then it’s time to find new places where you will get some inspiration. 

Every person has its own way of getting inspiration for creating art, but it is important to always look for new inspiration and going to a new place, you might just find what you were looking for.

Struggling with artistic block or boundaries can be frustrating. Especially, if the artist is working under pressure and can’t create the art that they really hoped for. With these tips, you will be able to get back to work and start being creative again. With some guidance and tips, any artist can get over their artistic block and boundaries, and create the best possible art pieces.

Creativity in the Modern World

Being creativeWe’re living in the modern world, with all the new technology that we can use, to create some creative art pieces. With our modern world, we have everything that we need, and even more, to be able to make the best art pieces that you can imagine. To be creative, you don’t need to just paint and sculpt anymore. To be creative, you can use any form, and use any technology to create some great art. Here some different ways that you can be creative in our modern world, without just painting and sculpting.


Prints are a two dimensional art forms created by an impression that’s all about transferring from one surface to another surface.  This kind of art form might be around for years, but with our new technology, you can make prints in many different ways. There’s now many different techniques that you can use, to make a print. Here’s some of the techniques that you can use, now in our modern world:

  • Engraving
  • Etching
  • Mezzotint
  • Aquatin,
  • Drypoint


Another great way of using the modern world to be creative, is with taking and making great photographs. In the older days, you need to be an expert photographer to be able to be creative in taking photos. Nowadays, you just need to have a camera and a great program for your tablet or PC, to be able to edit and making your photograph into great art that looks professional. 

In the older days, you needed to have a state of the art camera, with lots of different lenses to be able to take great photos. With all our new technology, you can even create some of the best photos from taking photos from your phone and some creativity. Now, everyone has a great smartphone with a camera that can be used to take photographs that can blow your mind.

Digital art

Just a few years ago, this kind of art form wasn’t available. No one would be able to create digital art, because there wasn’t the technology that there’s today.  With digital art, you can create almost anything, using just your computer and some great software and programs.

For example, you can take a simple picture and transform it into the best piece of art, with your computer. Most people using this art form for advertising, and making great looking websites that are attracting many viewers and potential clients. 

With digital art, you don’t even need to be creative or have a talent for creating any art. You just need to know how to use the specific program and knows all the secrets behind creating digital art. Digital art, is improving and getting more advanced by the day. The better the technology, the more advanced the digital art is becoming. 

We don’t always think of art becoming more advanced as our world is getting more modern and technology is improving. When we think about art, we still think about the older art forms like normal paintings and scalping’s, and tend to forget about the modern photographs, digital art and even the modern ways of making prints. All these new art forms are because of being creative in the modern world we’re living today.