COCOSKIES | An art blog: Creativity blog hop

29.9.14

Creativity blog hop

I was tagged by the lovely Jane to take part in a blog hop on the topic of creativity. These were the questions:

What am I working on?
I am currently working on expanding the travel section of my blog! And, just posting more in general!

How does my work differ from others of its genre?
I suppose the norm with travel blog/posts is to post photos and a summary of the day's itinerary. I love reading these types of post but at the same time I'd like to put my own spin on them. My aim is to try and do more illustrations when I go away. I want to keep a visual journal of the different food and places I experience because I think it makes it more personal! I guess with illustrations you can use them to try and highlight the simple beauty in things that would otherwise go unnoticed.

Why do I write/create what I do?
Honestly, from a very young age I have always felt a compulsion to create. I enjoy the process. The only way to really describe it is through the analogy of an action potential waiting to release neurons. If I don't create something for ages, it's difficult to focus on completing other tasks. I loved Uni, but I found it particularly challenging going for long periods of time without being able to do something I really enioy! It's strange, but I need to get my creative fill!

How does my writing/creating process work?
Ideas almost always seem to come to me when I'm occupied with something else (usually important). Whenever I had an essay to write at Uni I would always get a wave of ideas with no time to develop them further. But weirdly, if I set aside time to think of new ideas they just don't seem to roll in like when you're busy. However, if I am fortunate enough to have time to develop concepts that have caught me off-guard, these initial thoughts usually act as the base of my creative process. I'd usually roughly sketch those ideas with a biro into an old notebook, because knowing me I will forget them instantly otherwise! From there I'll play around with the position of the elements and see which configuration I like best. Next I experiment with colour schemes, but most of the time (if it's a painting) I'll choose the colours as I'm going along.

I will be tagging some other creative bloggers very soon to also take part, so check your emails! :)

5 comments :

  1. I'd love to see some of your illustrations from your travels! Do you plan to draw from like photos you take or draw on the spot when you see something interesting?


    Haha I come up with the best ideas when I'm suppose to be doing something else as well.

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  2. I cannot wait for your travel section on your blog! and I love how you used an action potential to describe the what you feel ;)

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  3. Hahaha that's the psychology degree finally chiming in ;)

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  4. For things like food I will probably try and sketch from memory, but I'll take an iphone photo just incase :)


    But for more complex things like buildings I think I'd need to sit down for a bit and draw them whilst they're there in front of me.


    Haha, so glad I'm not the only one!!


    x

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  5. disqus_uahkgc0wdd5 October 2014 at 04:50

    This is a lovely tag and you have great answers. You sound like a very creative lucky person (because you get to travel). New follower xx

    -M
    The Life of Little
    Me

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