14 Answers about Creating Art

14 Answers about Creating Art - 14 short videos by Peony and Parakeet

14 DAYS – 14 ANSWERS about creating art! To celebrate my upcoming workshop Inspirational Drawing, I have been publishing a new video every day for two weeks. These videos are short answers to the questions people usually ask from me. The last one is about artistic growth: how to prevent being stuck and keep on growing. Watch the whole series!

#1 How to start?

#2 From Mind to Paper

#3 Not As Good As Them

#4 Inner Critic

#5 Disappointment

#6 Avoiding Stiffness

#7 Finishing Artwork

#8 Artistic Talent

#9 Less Realism

#10 Too Messy

#11 More Beauty

#12 Popularity 

#13 Personal Style

#14 Artistic Growth

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14 Answers about Creating Art – #13 Personal Style

14 DAYS – 14 ANSWERS about creating art! To celebrate my upcoming workshop Inspirational Drawing, I am publishing a new video every day for two weeks. These videos are short answers to the questions people usually ask from me. This one offers one point of view on how to grow your own personal style as an artist. Want to start improving your skills in practice? Sign up for my workshop Inspirational Drawing!

Watch the previous answers:
#1 How to start?
#2 From Mind to Paper
#3 Not As Good As Them
#4 Inner Critic
#5 Disappointment
#6 Avoiding Stiffness
#7 Finishing Artwork
#8 Artistic Talent
#9 Less Realism
#10 Too Messy
#11 More Beauty
#12 Popularity

14 Answers about Creating Art – #12 Popularity

14 DAYS – 14 ANSWERS about creating art! To celebrate my upcoming workshop Inspirational Drawing, I am publishing a new video every day for two weeks. These videos are short answers to the questions people usually ask from me. This one offers one point of view on how to increase your popularity as an artist. Want to start improving your skills in practice? Sign up for my workshop Inspirational Drawing!

Watch the previous answers:
#1 How to start?
#2 From Mind to Paper
#3 Not As Good As Them
#4 Inner Critic
#5 Disappointment
#6 Avoiding Stiffness
#7 Finishing Artwork
#8 Artistic Talent
#9 Less Realism
#10 Too Messy
#11 More Beauty

Could Needlework Define Drawing?

A Quilt Block by Peony and Parakeet

Over 20 years ago, when studying computer science, control engineering and automotive engineering, I got used to being the only girl in many lectures. But it was not only that. What ever book I read, what ever formula I learned, it was all written by men. Soon, it felt natural. The field of technology was ruled by men.

Embroidered Heart by Peony and Parakeet

When I think about drawing, I see the same thing. Throughout the history, the skill of drawing has been defined by men. Many say that if you draw 3-dimensional and photorealistic images, you can draw.

Embroidery by Peony and Parakeet

But could needlework define the way we draw? Could we think more about textures, structures and shapes than the actual dimensions? Could we tell stories where we travel inside rather than outside?

I don’t say men can’t do all that. My message is that too many women who are experienced quilters, seamstresses, needleworkers feel that they are far away from drawing.

Quilting by Peony and Parakeet

Why draw?

When you hold the pen instead of the needle, you are able to experiment in much less time. With a little bit of guidance, your imagination will start to grow. You will be able to see your creativity in a new light!

My quilting and embroidery got a friend from art journaling when I began to draw.

Embroidery inspired pieces for the class "Artistic Embroidery with Pens and Paper"

Embroidery inspired pieces for the class “Artistic Embroidery with Pens and Paper”

There’s no reason why needlework could not define the way we draw. Or at least be our inspiration when we draw.

Exercises from the class Inspirational Drawing

Exercises from the class Inspirational Drawing

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14 Answers about Creating Art – #11 More Beauty

14 DAYS – 14 ANSWERS about creating art! To celebrate my upcoming workshop Inspirational Drawing, I am publishing a new video every day for two weeks. These videos are short answers to the questions people usually ask from me. This one is about making your pieces look more beautiful by expanding the thinking process. Want to start improving your skills in practice? Sign up for my workshop Inspirational Drawing!

Watch the previous answers:
#1 How to start?
#2 From Mind to Paper
#3 Not As Good As Them
#4 Inner Critic
#5 Disappointment
#6 Avoiding Stiffness
#7 Finishing Artwork
#8 Artistic Talent
#9 Less Realism
#10 Too Messy

14 Answers about Creating Art – #10 Too Messy

14 DAYS – 14 ANSWERS about creating art! To celebrate my upcoming workshop Inspirational Drawing, I am publishing a new video every day for two weeks. These videos are short answers to the questions people usually ask from me. This one is about making your pieces look less messy and more meaningful by adding contrasts and clarity to them. Want to start improving your skills in practice? Sign up for my workshop Inspirational Drawing!

Watch the previous answers:
#1 How to start?
#2 From Mind to Paper
#3 Not As Good As Them
#4 Inner Critic
#5 Disappointment
#6 Avoiding Stiffness
#7 Finishing Artwork
#8 Artistic Talent
#9 Less Realism

14 Answers about Creating Art – #9 Less Realism

14 DAYS – 14 ANSWERS about creating art! To celebrate my upcoming workshop Inspirational Drawing, I am publishing a new video every day for two weeks. These videos are short answers to the questions people usually ask from me. This one is about moving away from realistic expression and starting to use more imagination. Want to start improving your skills in practice? Sign up for my workshop Inspirational Drawing!

Watch the previous answers:
#1 How to start?
#2 From Mind to Paper
#3 Not As Good As Them
#4 Inner Critic
#5 Disappointment
#6 Avoiding Stiffness
#7 Finishing Artwork
#8 Artistic Talent

14 Answers about Creating Art – #8 Artistic Talent

14 DAYS – 14 ANSWERS about creating art! To celebrate my upcoming workshop Inspirational Drawing, I am publishing a new video every day for two weeks. These videos are short answers to the questions people usually ask from me. This one is about the artistic talent. Want to start developing your talent? Sign up for my workshop Inspirational Drawing!

Watch the previous answers:
#1 How to start?
#2 From Mind to Paper
#3 Not As Good As Them
#4 Inner Critic
#5 Disappointment
#6 Avoiding Stiffness
#7 Finishing Artwork

14 Answers about Creating Art – #7 Finishing Artwork

14 DAYS – 14 ANSWERS about creating art! To celebrate my upcoming workshop Inspirational Drawing, I am publishing a new video every day for two weeks. These videos are short answers to the questions people usually ask from me. This one is about finishing artwork.  Want to learn more about finishing in practice? Sign up for my workshop Inspirational Drawing!

See the previous answers:
#1 How to start?
#2 From Mind to Paper
#3 Not As Good As Them
#4 Inner Critic
#5 Disappointment
#6 Avoiding Stiffness

14 Answers about Creating Art – #6 Avoiding Stiffness

14 DAYS – 14 ANSWERS about creating art! To celebrate my upcoming workshop Inspirational Drawing, I am publishing a new video every day for two weeks. This one is about avoiding stiff expression. These videos are short answers to the questions people usually ask from me. Want to study these subjects more in practice? Sign up for my workshop Inspirational Drawing!


See the previous answers:
#1 How to start?
#2 From Mind to Paper
#3 Not As Good As Them
#4 Inner Critic
#5 Disappointment