Archive | May, 2014

5 Pointers to Awaken Creativity

28 May
The Universe from Within

The Universe from Within- Creativity

cre·a·tiv·i·ty

ˌkrē-āˈtivitē
noun: the use of the imagination or original ideas.
The word creativity is often misunderstood. I can’t tell you the number of I’ve times I have heard individuals tell me, “I’m not creative”.
Creativity is a notion that isn’t just reserved for artists and designers, but one that each of us bear.  Ideas, imagination, action, are fueled by creativity.   Where would we be without creativity?  Answer: bored, drained, and stuck on stand-still.
In order to live life to our fullest, we must allow ourselves to embrace creativity.  How do we do that?
(My) 5 top practices to awaken creativity: 
1.  Relaxation:  Meditation, good rest, eating well, helps build one’s body & mind capable of producing robust thoughts and ideas (aka creativity).
2. Curiosity:  Education doesn’t begin or end with a diploma.  Every moment is an opportunity to discover something new.  We live in an endless Universe, filled with mystery and awaited discovery.
3. Focus:  The great innovators of mankind lived with immense focus.  Their thoughts were seldom interrupted by meetings, formalities, or advanced technology (phone, TV… Facebook/ Facetime).
4. Passion: Being passionate allows the creative juices to flow freely through the mind. Passion can galvanize by habits that spark creativity and excitement; e.g: learning, dancing, playing a sport, designing, cooking or reading.
5.Practice: Whether it’s a skill or a goal, creative expertise doesn’t just happen.  The greatest sportsman, artists, musicians, researchers, scholars, businessmen, were not born experts, they all had to rigorously practice  before their ideas & practice were able to create a deep impact in society.
Can you think of any other ways to awaken your creativity?

Passion in Works

13 May

Past few months I’ve been busy brainstorming and creating new art/design pieces.  Juggling a full-time job while working on art is ultra exhausting, but nonetheless enjoyable. If there’s one thing I’ve learned in life,  no one should ever give up on their own talent…It’s through discovering and sharing your talent that one can find a lot of happiness.  And learning to master your own passion can be rewarding in more then one way!

Check out some more designs on my Instagram and website.

Lines of the Lion

Lines of the Lion

Inside the Mind

Inside the Mind

Lana Del Ray

Lana Del Ray

The Universe From Within

The Universe From Within

Paint Bathing

Paint Bathing

The Search for Authenticity

13 May

I spend a good portion of my internet time browsing news, fashion & interior design blogs.  Art, fashion, design, are elements of expression. And it’s through expression that I find truth.  On that note, although I’ve been thoroughly entertained by the overload of style, art, and design, I can’t help but also be concerned by another truth: the rise of extreme narcism, isolation, and imitation.  I have  been guilty of it, but try to understand and catch it before I’m  in too deep.

The screen in itself cradles a projection; and many use that projection to create a new self, a self that they wish they were. The projection itself holds empty value.  That image soon gets lost amidst a clutter of viral images.  When used in moderation, what we “project” can help connect, inspire, and challenge people intuitively and practically.  On the flip side, we all  hold equal potential to create an authentic  and spiritual connection outside our cell phones, laptops, and computers.  When we  look, feel, and engage with one another in the real, it is then that we experience a more authentic, everlasting and spiritual connection.

When we become vulnerable to our own reality, our true emotions can encourage stronger connections and engagement.  Each one of us are defined with a unique purpose, strength, and beauty. And It’s a shame when people reject their true selves, just to fit the shoes of an imaginary self, confined by insecurity. Our willingness to be vulnerable to our individuality  will allow us to unshackle our insecurities and inspire the human potential.   We aren’t defined by what others see, but by the unspoken impact that we create.  Our ability to change the World and ourselves does not revolve around imitating the latest trend, but by creating a new one from “deep within”. With that said, by respecting our own authenticity we can embrace the unique life which surrounds us.

Have you found your authentic self?

 

Lost in translation

Lost in translation