Thursday, March 29, 2012
Are You Fed?
It is not unusual for me to think about food and getting fed (especially when Girl Scout cookies are within my reach), but this week I've been thinking about getting fed creatively. I've been working on a piece I am donating to a project called Feed Me: the 7 x 7 Show benefiting Meals on Wheels. All this talk and thought about food has me thinking about the importance of proper creative nutrition.
What really satisfies my creative stomach growls?
looking at edgy photography in fashion magazines
reading artsy blogs
watching artist documentaries
looking at my old art journals
sitting in nature
playing with my art supplies
Much like my brain when I smell an opened bag of Cool Ranch Doritos, a few minutes doing any of these activities leaves me with the insatiable urge to to dive in. I want to write, doodle, or paint on any piece of paper I can find.
However, unlike a bag of Doritos, these nurturing activities are actually good for me. They could easily be dismissed as a waste of time. Could looking at W magazine actually be good for me? For some reason, it is, at least in the creativity-inspiring sense. I don't know why and I don't really care why, I just know it flips some sort of switch in my brain.
What feeds me will be different from what feeds you. We each have a unique diet.
What makes your creative stomach growl?
Are you fed?