This brief required me to create, maintain, and sustain a valid online blog where I could share my experiences through this first semester of ICRD5111- showing my creativity and personal growth. What I created was a Blog site, even before we have received this brief- but this blog was about my life long dream of creating beautiful things and sharing it with the world.
I included everything that I, as a creative individual has ever done- from photography, to hallucinogenic art. It has already included my five favourite artists and my own art that has been inspired by these five great individuals.
This blog isn’t just a very important piece to myself, but it is also a strong extension of my own freelance design company which was the original inspiration to begin and categorically state my thoughts and opinions.
CREATIVEblog, can be seen as my public and personal diary, sharing thoughts and designs with the greater abyss we call society. I contribute regularly with updates from around the world, and hopefully in the process I ignite and inspire people with the beauty of minimalism, colour scales, and tranquility that can be found through art in any media- be it books, illustrations, or poetry.
A very relevant quote that can be found in the book, Steal Like an Artist by Austin Kleon (2012), states as follows: “Steal from anywhere that resonates with inspiration or fuels your imagination. Devour old films, new films, music, books, paintings, photographs, poems, dreams, random conversations, architecture, bridges, street signs, trees, clouds, bodies of water, light and shadows. Select only things to steal from that speak directly to your soul. If you do this, your work (and theft) will be authentic.” - Jim Jarmusch.
This above quote, was the original driving force for me to create, and live, in inspiration with the help of a blog. Also the reason that every creative person should always have a pen and paper handy to jot down ideas and thoughts- this blog is my pen and paper.
Enjoy this self-exploration of myself, and always remember to be a ‘yardstick of quality’.