Creativity and Zazzle
Everyone who is following this blog will probably know that I am the proud owner of a Zazzle shop (www.zazzle.com/ullahennig). First I created products with my photos, and then I even used some of my drawings and paintings to put on mugs, mousepads and more. To say it in one sentence: I created art for my Zazzle shop.
I stopped doing that. I am back to put my photoson Zazzle products. Regarding my art activities I now allow myself to doodle, paint or draw without having a certain use in mind, just for the sake of doing it, of practising, of learning, of trying out.
What happens when I work with watercolor pencils and give them a wash, let it dry and then work on the dry layer with “normal” colored pencils”? What are the differences between a Derwent Coloursoft pencil and a Faber-Castell Polychromos one?
I allow myself to give up perfectionism. I can look at one of my drawings and say: “Ok, this is definitely not good enough for being shown on the internet (note to self: practise drawing hands, they look terrible!), but the drawing of the body is quite okay.” Would I still create art of further use, I would see the whole thing as useless and as a failure; now I can look at it and see it as a piece of important practice and learning.