2 April 2017, wee hours...
Chill with Bob Ross
Beauty is Everywhere
Your Brush with Nature
Abstract: the art of design
I haven't picked up a paint brush for anything other than spreading latex or acrylic to cover something in years, decades even. But I do remember watching Bob Ross on PBS. Even if you don't paint, it's great to watch what he does and to hear his voice. Now, some of his work is available on NetFlix. I haven't watched, yet.
Also available is a series featuring Heiner Hertling. I'm not familiar with this artist, but I've added it to the "To Do" list as well.
Finally, there's a documentary featuring successful designers and documenting their creative processes. I've watched 2 episodes and have mixed feelings. I'm not crazy about the style of the documentary. But I do value the information content. Just have to be in the right frame of mind to watch this one.
Finally, Brain Games. When I was in grad school one of my favorite courses was a psych class in perception. So, I'm familiar with some of what is demonstrated in this marvelous series. But seeing it again.... For visual artists, the lessons on sight and visual perception are a must see.
So, that's 5 streamable NetFlix videos that might help get the creative juices flowing.
Prepare your mind.
To borrow from a sneaker, "Just do it."
Deborah K Smith, PhD
As a self-proclaimed mixed media artist and creative professional, I am in my 3rd career, having spent 15 years as a software developer and another 15 as a university professor. My first love and my most demanding one has always been creating whether it be a drawing, a bit of crocheted lace, a cloth doll, a piece of software, a PhD dissertation, or a piece of digital art. I simply LOVE to make things and I see make and make-over opportunities everywhere. My only regret is that there is no possible way that I can live long enough to make all of the things I see in my mind.