I myself, am super blessed to come from a creative family. My parent's were supportive and always encouraged me to draw. My dad is a fantastic artist/ musician and my Mom makes the most amazing quilts. My brothers and my sister are equally gifted in various forms of art. My brother Brad is a talented animator/ film maker, my sister Carly loves to sing and my youngest brother Dave is a very gifted photographer! It's been a real treat to see my own kids be creative. They are alway crafting or drawing something. Sometimes, I'll see one of their drawings and it will spark a great idea for a monster or some weird creature design. Sorry to brag, but it's important to foster creativity in everyone. I could go on forever about this...
Okay my latest painting...Albert Einstein. The idea to paint Mr. Einstein came form a conversation with my friend Rani. She wanted a print, of my Sherlock Holmes, for her husband. He is studying computer science. He told her that he wanted to surround himself with images of inspiring people. When she told me this I immediately wanted to paint Einstein! I really admire Albert Einstein for many reasons, but most of all for his creativity. Here are a few fun and interesting quotes from Einstein:
"Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new."
"The secret to creativity is knowing how to hide your sources."
"Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results."
"The hardest thing in the world to understand is the income tax."
"Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance you must keep moving."
"Imagination is more important than knowledge."
"The only reason for time is so that everything doesn't happen at once."
"The most incomprehensible thing about the world is that it is comprehensible."
"The value of a man resides in what he gives and not in what he is capable receiving."
Wow this was a long post! With that have a terrific day and lets keep the creative juices flowing!!!