Monday, March 18, 2013

inspiration monday

a few days ago i had a small chunk of creative time,  and i wanted to make the most of it,  but i had a tough time getting started.  so here are a few questions i asked myself to help get some creative juices flowing....

my first question was:
 "do i want to draw or paint?"
the answer:  draw - yes,  paint - no.

the second question was,
"what supply do i want to use with the answer to number one?"
the answer:  my favorite mechanical pencil.

question number three was,
"do i want to draw on blank paper, graph paper, or in my journal?"
the answer:  in my journal

and with all that decided,  now comes the tough part:  what do i want to draw?
this question will normally stump me for days,  but thankfully i've been thinking about
Easter coming up soon,  so my mind went to bunnies.  yay!  i'll draw some bunnies!

so i googled "bunny images" on the computer, and lots and lots of photos popped up...
definitely enough to fill that small chunk of time i had left to draw!  

sometimes getting started is as easy as asking yourself a few questions....  
and inspiration (along with google) will always be there to help you find the answers!


i'll be taking another "chunk of creative time" in late october
 to travel to new york city!
 michele at little bird creations has invited me to teach a workshop
at her manhattan studio, and i couldn't be more excited!!

if you're in the area, please join us for
"Creative Cursive"
(much like my "letterLAB" online class,
this is a one-day workshop focus on cursive lettering
for those who hate their handwriting!)

please contact michele here for all the details and registration.
i'd love to meet you and share some creative time with you!


Jeanette said...

Lori, What a great way to start the sometime-stumping creative process. What sweet bunnies!!
Can you share which mechanical pencil you prefer most? That one looks to be quite fine, which is what I like too!
Happy, Hippity Monday to you!

Michele said...

We are soooooo looking forward to having you teach your beautiful lettering art in NYC! xoxo Michele

lori vliegen said...

hi jeanette! i love using my pentel 120 A3dx pencil with a 0.5 mm pencil lead. you're's very fine and breaks rather easily, but it's become my favorite because it makes teeny tiny little lines! xox

michele.....i can't wait until october to see you!! xox

Melanie said...

Hi Lorie, I love youre bunny's and teh inspiration questions. Thanks for sharing.
Liefs, Melanie

angela said...

Thank you for sharing this one! And what a perfect reason to plan a trip to NYC in October! Maybe I will see you there :) Have a great week!

Unknown said...

Cute through your glasses

fran pascazio said...

Thanks for the inspiration! These bunnies are sweet - will give bunnies a try.....

Createology said...

It is bunny season...Spring, Daffodils, Chocolate, Bunnies, Easter Eggs, Chocolate, and all things fun.
Happy Drawing...

Claire M said...

Love your spring bunnies!

teri said...

I'm signed up and so excited, Lori!! yay.

Kim said...

love your bunnies...makes me think spring is coming. Though we are having a mini blizzard here at the moment :/

Eva Maria Keiser said...

Wonderfully cheerful and inspirational blog.
Thank you,
-Eva Maria

Unknown said...

I don't get to stop by often enough, but when I do, I am completely inspired! You are truly amazing. Thanks for so much inspiration!

Jane Farr said...

Your bunnies are adorable (and I love your profile picture!!). Best wishes for a wonderful teaching experience in Manhattan. New York in the fall, what could be better? Safe travels and calm nerves, especially if you'll be flying. xo

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