When you are on spring break, you will be more aware of the environment. You can design in a frugal way by reflecting on what you already have and what you already know.
Consider where you live and what is around you. For example, if you live near water, then use it in a work of art!
Another thing that I did, is I went through my closet and found all my clothes. Then I took them to my room and noticed all the different patterns. Then I took an old shirt that had a pattern that I liked, and cut some of the pieces off to use as collage material. The pieces I cut off were small enough to fit in my composition notebook that I always take with me when I go somewhere.
Now that you’re reading this blog, don’t forget to go outside everyday and design something in nature!
What is the definition of design? When it comes to furniture and art, there are many definitions of design. Art is a concept that is difficult to define or pinpoint. Design can be defined as an act of creation or a plan for something. Designing can also be described as a way to make something that has never been made before.
I think one of the most important things to understand about designing is that when you are creating something, it doesn’t have to follow the rules. The first thing I will say is that don’t let anyone tell you what you can and cannot do because they do not know and they do not own your ideas. So, lets get started.
The first thing you need to do when designing any type of artwork is sketching. Sketching is essential because it allows you to play around and experiment with different designs until you come up with something you like.
Once you have an idea on paper or computer that looks good, then you need to transfer your design onto wood or another material for example woodworking , metal working , fabric etc . You may also want to paint your design .
There are many ways of transferring designs from paper or computer onto a surface . In this article I will focus on woodworking , but there
Designing an art piece is not something that you can easy learn from a book. You have to gain experience in order for you to be able to create your own design. The best way that I know how is by reading and studying the works of other artists and then developing a passion for it and then creating my own designs.
You have to have knowledge and skills in drawing, painting, sculpting or whatever it is that you want to do as an artist. You may feel like you’re not good enough but if you keep trying you will get better every time. Besides there are ways to improve yourself with practice and patience.
Here is a list of my art supplies:
1. Paper (I buy paper in bulk from Staples or Costco)
2. Pencils (I use pencils almost exclusively)
3. Erasers (I use kneadable erasers)
4. Colored Pencils (I use Prismacolors)
5. Paintbrushes (I have one small 1/2 inch brush and one small 3/4 inch brush)
6. Watercolor Paint (I use Crayola Aquapainter)
7. White Board Erasers (I have about ten of these, I love them!)
8. Masking Tape (I use this for everything!)
9. Black Sharpie Marker (My first choice when coloring.)
10. White Paint Marker (If I need to color something white, I use this.)
Art is an investment, but not necessarily an expensive one. In fact, many of the most famous works of art in history were created on a shoestring budget.
Great artists often have a knack for finding the beauty in the everyday and making it into something special. It is this ability to find inspiration in things that we pass by every day that helps them to create masterpieces without breaking the bank.
The two great masters of the Dutch Golden Age, Johannes Vermeer and Rembrandt van Rijn, both made paintings on a small budget. Vermeer was forced to sell his many paintings to pay off a small debt he owed. Yet somehow he managed to get by with just 30 paintings in his lifetime.
Rembrandt also had little money but managed to make over 300 paintings in his career as well as thousands of drawings, etchings and prints. Some of his most famous work was done on his small wooden plank bed with only one small window for light._
The design of our homes and offices is one thing that makes us happy or unhappy. There are so many things in a house that make it to be a home, such as the furniture, the wall papers, the lighting and even the color of the curtain. It is one thing that helps you feel comfortable and relax.
Another thing that makes you feel at home is your office. It can be your place to work and also for you to relax after a tiring day. If you want to change your office, then why not try something new and different? Maybe bring some plants inside your office for some fresh air?
Try this – When you need some inspiration, just sit down by the window where you can see nature from outside.
Someday every school kid will get to design a customized major in college. The process will start in high school, with the traditional four years of high school classes. If you want to major in physics, you take physics; if you want to major in art, you take art. But after four years of the same stuff, the kids all start to look alike: they’re all physicists.
T h e y ’ r e b o r n e p h y s i c i s t s .
Their brains are so full of physics that no stray thought has a chance to gestate into something that might have been an original idea about art or history or politics or whatever. So colleges have instituted a five-year program whereby students can do one freshman year of math and science and then three years of what they actually want to study.
The kids who take advantage of this get one more year of being able to think as individuals before they become professional physicists, artists, historians and so on. They can pursue their own interests without having those interests assimilated into someone else’s identity.
Of course there’s pushback from the traditionalists. Every reform is met with cries that it’s impossible and pointless and that it will ruin everything.