For many years, now I have been writing an informational blog. Some posts were about my work as an artist or the classes that I instruct and others were written about the methods I use to create my fearless paintings. Informative yes, but, I want my blog to be of assistance to others; therefore, my goal is to write my future posts to help my readers search for personal creativity.
Throughout my life as an artist, I have come to believe that the only constant in life is change. Unfortunately the changes that we face today are global. Disease has changed all of our lives and left humanity in a precarious position! Our world has been turned upside down and all too many people around the globe are dealing with the horrendous effects of the Covid19 virus and are in social isolation. We are alone with our thoughts and fears, wondering what to do....?
As a professional artist and adjunct instructor at a community college I have found myself, like many others, unemployed, lost in a sea of red tape without a plan about what to do while life and work are furloughed. It's not easy to go from experiencing life at full speed and then be forced, out of caution and common sense, to park one's activities at the street corner, while we attempt to deal with a life filled with uncertainty .
I believe and am a practitioner of positive thought and action. I believe,nay, I know that these "unusual" times too shall pass! But until that times arrives...
ALL OF US MUST STAY HOME IN ORDER TO STAY HEALTHY!
Under the circumstances and with that said, I feel that the best thing for me to do is to try to help others who are also asking "What now?" by writing informational blogs about how to be creative. I would like to help you! How by sharing my fearless methods of making art in ways that will help you spend a part of your day being fearless and creative.
Statistics show that spending time with a creative pursuit, whether it be painting, writing, dancing, singing to name but a few forms of creative thought, is an excellent way to improve physical, emotional and mental health. So how about it, come be fearless with me and let's stay healthy with art!
In my next blog post I thought it might be of interest to my readers, to share the methods I use when I create a non-representational artwork. Creating abstract art is easier than you may think. in my post you will see photos of how I work + if you scroll down the page you will find step by step instructions of how you can be a little creative.
I hope the following post inspires others to grab some tools and spend a little time being expressively creative.
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My name is Elise Beattie and they call me the Fearless Artist. I paint, I teach and I promote all aspects of the arts. In this new blog site you will find a variety of creative posts dedicated to sharing knowledge about my fearless art techniques and the materials that I use. You will also be able to learn about my art classes and see photos of my newest art and the exhibitions that my work is displayed in.