Friday, September 30, 2011

7 Lessons from Cynthia's Curious Paris

Business card taped in sketchbook of the Doll House Store,
with the welcome note from Cynthia.

Sketch done of window display of the Doll Store.
Two fun hours were spent there, sketching, searching,
and seeing different displays and items for sale.
Back in May of this year, I described why I joined Cynthia Morris' Curious Paris Excursion. I got so much MORE than I expected!!!!! The excursion ended way too soon, but the length of it was just right. If you were on the excursion like Tonja, Sabine, Sharon, Cynthia, and I, you would understand that contradiction about length of tour!

As a artist with a day job, sometimes my creativity seems to abandon me. My creative soul needs sparks and green fairy visits (more on both on later blog post)! Cynthia gave us ideas on how to continue feeding creativity after going home. Thank you, Cynthia! 

Some creative-sparking ideas learned from Curious Paris:
1. Have a running list of inspirational flashes. 
2. Amazing results can be obtained with a water and Pilot Precise pens on a sheet of journal paper.
3. The Doll Store gives me AMAZING creative sparks. Keep a tiny version at home and work.
4. Line tracing the horizon, of any place and things, makes a super cool beginning to any page.
5. Small paintings can be just as wonderful as large. 
6. Stop and take in the colors! smells! sounds! tastes! touches!
7. Journals and sketchbooks can take many different forms. My favorite is now made with watercolor or mixed media paper.

Coming home was bittersweet. Andy, Mama, Simon, and the Miami, Florida weather welcomed me and eased the pain of leaving part of my heart in Paris, France. If you would like to see more photos, please be patient with me as I upload more to Angie's Paris Album on FlaRider.

What was the source of your best creative ideas? Did you travel to get the ideas? Please share! 

Angeline Marie of


Miriam said...

Great post! I love Europe, so much old and new, ancient and young clashing together. It is really quite inspiring. :), Miriam@Meatless Meals For Meat Eaters

Cynthia Morris said...

So glad you got a ton of inspiration! The richness you found in Paris will endure for a long, long time. Have fun bringing it all to heart both in your studio and in your new home!

JJ said...

A-M: Just checking in to say hello. You know how much I love Europe, and I can only hope you continue to experience a lifetime of cultural enjoyment in the arts. It is very inspiring.

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