How does one "prepare" to be creative. Is it the surroundings we put ourselves in. Is it a "state of mind" one has to be in. What triggers that creative "spark" that allows an artist to create his greatest works. I am sure it is different for different artists. Some are very "anylitical" in both their approach and attitude towards their work. Others are very "free" in their approach without much forethought. Still others have something within them that drives them. A creative "genious" very rarely needs to "learn" how to "create" something. It is an ability they are born with. For a truely creative person to "create" something, I believe the ability and knowledge is already largely there within them. Their need to "create" is akin to someone needing to eat. It just simply....is. However, I believe that in a creative state there needs to be very little "distraction". One needs to isolate himself from all that he considers to be "distracting". Something like listening to music is not necessarily a distraction if it helps in concentration. This "distraction" is what I feel hinders the creative process the most. After that, there also must be a physical and psycholgical state one has to be in to create art. Different artist are driven by different physical and psychological needs to do this. For me it is often times being "one with God". A certain "spiritual" state of mind. I can't say exactly what it is for different artists. Everyone has their own needs to be fulfilled. But I do feel that the greatest works of art come as a gift from God.
Author: Karen Kroplinski, Artist
I am the author of this blog and I am here to write my day to day thoughts and inspirations concerning my art. I will try to give you an update on what I am doing and what I am thinking regarding the creation of my artwork......and perhaps a few tidbits on other things happening in my life.