ART IDEAS

BUT I'M NOT ARTISTIC...

When I first asked an aquaintance of mine to be involved in the gallery, he quipped back that he was "not artistic". 
Too often individuals avoid trying something beyond their comfort zone because they have already compared their abilities to others.  
 Consider the possibility that one may have a great talent in a form of art they have not yet tried? See references and links below on various types of art and ideas. 
As for the gentleman who was "not artistic", he decided to try. He was frustrated with his first piece, yet the second piece he started to hit his stride. The concept that surrounded his art, gave it dimension. The write up about his story, gave it a relatable edge to the viewer. His piece about "Transition" was meaningful to many others who found difficulties with transitions in life.
This "non-artist" also spent an afternoon at Roberta Place nursing home doing an Art Social with resident WWII veterans. His "Transition" piece was chosen by the Beautification Committee at the Borden Health Centre to hang with their permanent collection in their facility.

He has continued to create art since the gallery.



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ART IDEAS & WHERE TO START

​​​​Art for the gallery is preferred to reflect the vocational experience of the artist.
Whether in content of the art or the write up of the art to accompany it.

HOW TO GET INSPIRED:
*Search "easy art ideas" in different art mediums to get started* 
https://www.pinterest.ca/
https://www.youtube.com/
https://www.google.ca/imghp?hl=en&tab=wi
etc.​
   

VARIOUS ART MEDIUMS:
DRAWING - PHOTOGRAPHY - PASTEL - WATERCOLOUR - ACRYLIC - METALWORK 
LEATHER WORK ~ SCULPTURE (clay, wood) ~ MIXED MEDIA ~ COLLAGE ~ etc.
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Disclaimer: there may be some interesting characters and background music for some of these videos...
  
 
Watercolour inspiration:
  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qDqpmSwyHqQ
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FMRSpAigZ68
Acrylic inspiration:
  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HFjYRdt3B8o
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_V2E_55z_-s
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n5QX3gOlyF0

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rqm2pLr32M8
Pastel inspiration:
  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bSAowdxfWOE
Wire sculpture inspiration:
  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AcL6oO7RZqk
Clay sculpture inspiration:
  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mEyvb1YRCms