Creativity ebbs and flows. Life brings with it times of plenty regarding creativity and can also be peppered with dry spells. I don't always want to create something and it's a constant challenge finding ways to be creative. The major take away from the following list: Persevere, try to surround yourself with creative individuals and make it a central part of your daily routine.
Have you received a redesign or SEO (Search Engine Optimization) email from a web designer asking if you want your website redesigned or optomized for google search? Maybe you want a few new cool features for your site, or an app? I receive two - three a week, and I would suggest putting these in your spam folder and promptly ignore them.
Here is an example email verbatim:
Join us for our September CultureBlast: Artists in Conversation.
Each of our current exhibiting artists will take part in mini artist talks
about their work and creative process, in conversation with members
from Hillyer's Artist Advisory Committee, featuring:
Scott Hutchison + Jarvis Dubois
Suzi Fox + Duncan Tebow
Christian Brahe + Judy Byron
A combination of thoughts and images showing my journey forward on the triptych called "Birds" This image illustrates what the final piece will look like when I am finished. It is a digital collage put together with about 10 layers of images and 4 photos in photoshop. It is my sketch and helps guide me compositionally.
I have restarted a piece I began working on in 2011. It is called Fragmented. This is my first piece that is completely painted digitally. I am using a technique called Rotoscoping . http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rotoscoping This project contains 827 stills and each painting takes about an hour to complete. Only 827 hours? Insane! But I have an insane sleep schedule sooo… Anyways, I think it could be a killer project and have quite an impact when it’s finished.
I have spent 20+ hours on a piece of art that frankly, needs to burn. What happened? This drawing is not in anyway what I intended it to be. It fails in so many ways. One: It is drawn sloppily. Two: It is Tacky. Three: It has a labored, overworked feel when you see it upon close inspection. Four: It poses to be more than it is, trying too hard to fit in.
Though they are unfinished I thought I would post this triptych to document my progress. My studio space is small and therefore they were composed and drawn separately. It is important that each image carries its own weight and works by itself, however these photos help me study their appearance as a group.
The Proposal: You have my name. Or am I just borrowing yours? You see our name or use Scott Hutchison on a daily basis. People you interact with, friends, family and acquaintances all understand our name to be YOURS.