Daisy Yellow Zine № 18: Keep the Ideas Flowing
And here we go with ISSUE No. ⓲ of the DAISY YELLOW ZINE
Still cannot believe there’s an imaginary stack of 18 issues plus a bunch of special index card issues! Can you believe I do them entirely digitally? Definitely LOVE the process of creating them and hope YOU enjoy reading!
Inside, I’m exploring tactics to keep creative ideas flowing!!! Grab the new 31 page issue of the digital Zine in full color PDF format. Upon purchase, you’ll get a link to download this issue to your computer, phone, iPad, etc. Thought-provoking articles, yummy artwork, and a very good excuse to get comfy, sip jasmine tea & chill out.
At Daisy Yellow I focus on the value of doing art every day, and how sticking with your art practice helps you build your drawing, painting, collaging, design, and brainstorming skills so that you can do the art that you really want to do. You are your own muse, my friends!!! And the secret magic is that you just have to start somewhere… and it really doesn't matter where!
Excerpts from this Issue
“Creative people are inundated with gloomy stories of dry spells. We start questioning our work, worrying about the creative block hovering in the distance. What will happen? Does it mean that you wake up one day with zero ideas?”
“It’s a loop, and it starts with noticing, continues into collecting and documenting, nurturing the process of returning to your ideas and notes and contemplating them. Build up your bank of experiences, possibilities, tests, and explorations. Try these proactive steps to help keep the creative process spinning!”
“Working in tiny or ultra- small format can be a refreshing change of pace! How would your approach or results differ? Can you take what you do and smallify it? Or try something new? Would a smaller version of your work make sense? How could you alter it so that it does make sense?"
"Each [index card] is a “launching point” to attach a funny phrase you discover in your stash, or maybe to figure something out? Like maybe toying with a color combination? These cards MIGHT be the base for as-yet-unknown future work or for testing ideas."
"One very good reason to work within a series is it takes “what should I do now?” out of the equation. A series is a documentation of the subtle shifts and variations within my creative life."
"Even if you only follow a tiny percentage of those what-if questions, you will be getting more comfortable following your curiosity and taking creative risks."
🧡🧡🧡 Go follow my guest contributors for this issue at instagram ➡️➡️ artists Amy Cowen and Elizabeth Titus.
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