One of the many things that I love in this world is calligraphy. The way the movement of the pen, the pressure you put on the pen, and the way the ink just flows onto the paper is so enchanting. I, myself, have never done calligraphy writing before, but my older sister has. I think she's great at it, but she believes she could do sooooo much better. I do agree, there is room for improvement, but NEVER EVER get beat down just because you think everything needs to be perfect the first time. Nothing is ever perfect the first time around, but the farther you get into it, the better you become. That's just how it is.
Remember the last post where I said that there were a few other people that I got to see, but I wasn't going to introduce them at that time? Well, here's another one of those amazing people! (Go check out the blog post where she was featured: 5 Reasons Why Every Creative Should Have an Instagram)
This person I'm going to introduce today is Suzanne Cunningham, a calligrapher. Instagram: suzcunningham
Suzanne Cunningham instantly caught my attention when I saw one of her pictures. It was so elegant and gracefully done that I thought it was printed! I didn't think someone had written that by hand. It was absolutely mind-blowing!
Anyways, as I continued to follow her, I saw that here and there, she said these inspirational things about Christ and God. I love to find people who also believe in God and Christ and it's even better when they use their talents to praise Them. :)
Recently, she's been writing the complete alphabet in her style of calligraphy. I love how helpful that is! I would follow her, but I don't have a calligraphy pen that I could use and I also don't know how to do calligraphy with a pencil. But you all should do it! I know you'll all do fabulously! :3
Being creative and unique is just a fancier way of saying "Just Be You"....
What inspires you?
I love to paint. I don't do it often and I don't think I'm good at it, but I still love it. How is that even possible? Well, though I know I'm not the greatest at painting, I admire other people who are spectacular at the skilled art. They know how to deliver every single stroke to make a masterpiece and they know how to take what they see onto paper or a canvas. Those people inspire me so much that I want to paint like them too. Though I know that I won't ever paint like them, it doesn't discourage me. I know that every artists in this whole entire world has a different way to portray their artwork. That's one of the reasons that I don't get let down, I have a unique way to portray my artwork and though it might not be through painting, it's still fun to try.
On one particular day, I was reading this blog post on 5 Reasons Why Every Creative Should Have an Instagram. This topic had captured me from the title, so I went on to read it. Later near the end of the post, I discovered this list of creatives that have an Instagram account. I saw one name that particularly intrigued me, so I clicked on her name (along with a few others, but they're for a later time).
Today, I'd like to introduce Julia Barminova, a beautiful watercolor painter. Instagram: juliabarminova
Julia Barminova does such beautiful paintings that her work inspires me to do my best with my art. That's how the cycle of inspiration works for me. I see one artists that I know they're doing their best with and I try to have that same conviction and love put into my art. Julia does everything with such care and detail, it actually looks like your looking at the real thing. But her artwork is still so unique. You see her style of her artwork. You also get to see the world around you and her with her paintings. It's beautiful how the process of inspiration works.
Now what's difficult about the inspiration process it to not get envious. Envy will lead you no where. Use what you've seen to build up stamina and creativity for you to start your own version of the world around you. Use your unique talent to let your unique version of artwork shine through. There's absolutely nothing you can't accomplish in this world.
We all have the ability to be our own unique person...
What inspires you?
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The ability to inspire and help other create is the ultimate goal that I strive for.