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Art Spot with Anne Manera
7 minutes | Aug 30, 2019
“What keeps life fascinating is the constant creativity of the soul.” Deepak Chopra In today’s podcast episode let’s talk about how creativity exists in life’s everyday moments. What if I told your that simply washing dishes by hand could spark your creativity ? Or going for a short 10 minute walk would be a way for you to find inspiration ? Without you realizing it, you are a full of creative ideas and when you stop trying to create, trying to be full of inspiration, and just let your mind wander, you will be amazed at how creative you really are ! When you allow yourself to simply stop and be present in life’s everyday moments or tasks, you will let open yourself up to new creative possibilities. Opportunities to create art lie in life’s everyday moments. Being still and silent allows one to digest the world around them. I pay attention to what is around me and what is inside me–taking time to reflect, meditate and simply absorb my surroundings. But more importantly, being creative allows me to unplug from this crazy world and escape from all that is a not so happy time. Allow yourself the time, whether it is a minute, an hour or an entire day, to escape to a place inside yourself. This, to me, is what it is to live a creative life. Action Steps There are steps you can take in your everyday life to spark your creativity. Read a new book, go for a walk if you can, watch a TED talk, people watch, Journal your thoughts, take photos, spend some time alone each day, eat good food, stay away from negative news, limit your social media time, take an online class, stop TRYING to be super creative.
7 minutes | Aug 29, 2019
3-Creativity and Perfectionism
“Have no fear of perfection, you’ll never reach it” – Salvador Dali It’s been said that beauty is in the eye of the beholder. I am sure we have all heard this so many times that it begins to have no meaning. Becoming just a cliche for many, rather than taking to heart what it truly means. Especially with any creative endeavor. Let’s face it, we all love praise. Some more than others. The purpose of making art is to do it for yourself and do it because you enjoy it. If you are involved in any type of creative activity whether it's visual or performing arts, cooking, crafting, etc, it should be something that you enjoy. If you are frustrated by it then it's time to change what you are doing. So what's the next step? Take a moment to think about why you started coloring. And think about your abilities rather than your inabilities.
6 minutes | Aug 28, 2019
2- The Creative Adult
"The creative adult is the child who survived." -- Ursula Leguin In today’s podcast episode we are talking about how much easier it was to be creative when you were a child. Have you ever wondered why kids are much more creative than adults? Children are blessed with the ability to believe that anything is possible. what is adults we've been shown what is not possible so unfortunately those are possibilities can often times get in the way of our creativity. Easiest thing to do is to think like a child. Sounds pretty simple right but when you think about it a child's imagination is never criticized. And as adults often times we bring up an idea but we sort of with our imagination and we are criticized it doesn't work when we are embarrassed to talk about it. We don't allow ourselves to have fun. we sometimes even start rules for ourselves I can go do the fun thing after I get all my chores done. Sound familiar?
7 minutes | Aug 27, 2019
1 - Creativity and self doubt
“The worst enemy to creativity is self-doubt.”Sylvia Plath In today’s podcast episode I would like to address the topic of self-doubt and how it can affect your creativity. Self doubt can be defined as the lack of confidence in oneself and one’s abilities. Everyone experiences this at some point in their lives - for a variety of reasons. And often times, the root cause is only the chatter in our own minds. Self-doubt has the ability to stop you from expressing yourself creatively and preventing from enjoying an activity or new creative endeavor. How many times have you told yourself that you just weren’t good enough to join a particular class? Or to learn a new skill? A skill you know nothing about but yet you have convinced yourself that you will not do well. How do you know this if you have never tried? How to do overcome self-doubt. A few things you can do is Join an in person group and/or class Join an online group and/or class Stop looking at other’s work and comparing to yours Stop beating yourself up over having self-doubt When you find yourself self-doubting, stop and take a deep breath. Walk away from what you are doing or about to do and do something totally different. Watch TV, go for a walk, sit in silence, cook, clean, do something to get your mind off your negative state.
7 minutes | Apr 24, 2019
Episode 7 - Using Art to Heal
In this episode I would like to talk about how many people use art to heal pain. Many people believe that creative people use their creativity to express what ails them. Often times there are no words for what a person is feeling, emotionally, physically or mentally – so many turn to art in some form to express themselves in some way. You can learn more about Artist Frida Kahlo at https://www.fridakahlo.org/
5 minutes | Apr 13, 2019
Living a Creative Life
In today's episode I would like to talk about how living a creative life has uplifted my spirits and made me a better person.
6 minutes | Dec 8, 2018
The Coloring Book Phenomenon
When coloring books reached their peak in early 2015, it was said that coloring had the same benefits as meditation. Here we are close to 4 years later, and coloring books have become a phenomenon in Facebook communities. What keeps you coloring?
16 minutes | Nov 23, 2018
Episode 4- Technology as an Extension of Man
As an artist trained before computers, I can't help but think how much technology plays a role in creating art. We live in a day and age in which society is bombarded with both audio and visual stimuli from many sources. This episode discusses technology as an extension of man, keeping in mind how an artist's relationship with many forms of technology continues to grow.
4 minutes | Nov 15, 2018
Episode 3 Color in your everyday life
Have you ever wondered what the world around you would be like without color? Color is all around us and different colors evoke different emotions. The colors we choose in which to surround ourselves can have an impact on our daily life.
15 minutes | Nov 9, 2018
Virtual friendships in the art community
In the 21st Century, the emergence of technology has created new types of friends and friendships that exist in the virtual world. Online art communities are thriving and friendships are being formed amongst individuals with a common interest. The need for friendship exists for everyone, but are virtual friendships fulfilling that need?
11 minutes | Nov 2, 2018
Digital art as an adequate art form?
In this episode Anne Manera chats about digital art as an adequate art form. Are we ready to accept that each one of us , without realizing it, is a digital artist? Digital art is all around us. Many adults have started coloring and some are using coloring apps. Is this truly digital art? Sit back and listen as Anne poses questions and theories for you to ponder.
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