“To the artist there are no beginnings, there are no endings, just transformation.” —Sandy Breckenridge, artist
It took me a long time to overcome my personal obstacles and objections to admit I was an artist. I think my biggest concern was about being practical.
A Bit of Backstory
I had so many ‘buts.’ Concerns that my space would stack up with undesirable art attempts were among the biggest. And, of course, the other big one: No one would like my art!
Finally, I had to admit my excuses didn’t matter! I made them all up. So I could choose to let them all go. And creating was an unstoppable life force I possessed. So eventually, I surrendered and have been creating ever since.
Half a Century Later
After fifty years of creating I have come to the realization that it’s important to share what I’ve learned. I sense my various art creations and knowledge may be helpful and inspiring to others.
It’s a sincere wish that the educational content available on Art and Design Tutorials webpage and throughout the posts in the various art categories will help others enjoy greater creative expression throughout their lives.
If we didn’t have the arts to soothe and occupy a space in our hearts and minds, I think life would be profusely mundane and boring. My favorite hashtag is: #CreateEveryDay 🥰
7 Minutes to Allowing an Artist in Your Home
Please check out the Basic Graphic Design Elements Series and it could be helpful to bookmark the page for future reference. The 64 Compositional Device Series is soon to follow and is in the works right now!
Table of Contents
The following list also provides a link to each lesson!
- Introduction to Design
- Basic Design Descriptions & Shapes
- Basic Directions
- Basic Surfaces
- Basic Surface Enrichments
- Basic Picture Arranging Principles
- 5-Basic Relationships
- 5 Basic Removals
- 5 Depth Cues
- Division Principles of Basic Shapes
- Division Principles of Golden Rectangle
- Division Principles of Triangle
- Division Principle of Circle
- 7 Continuous Vertical Patterned Designs
The next lesson series teaches the sixty-four combinations for composition and design. To learn more, click > Introduction to 8 Compositional Devices