anna brones

writer + artist + producer

Creative Fuel Challenge

The creative spirit creates with whatever materials are present. With food, with children, with building blocks, with speech, with thoughts, with pigment, with an umbrella, or a wineglass, or a torch. We are not craftsmen only during studio hours. Any more than a man is wise only in his library. Or devout only in church. The material is not the sign of the creative feeling for life: of the warmth and sympathy and reverence which foster being; techniques are not the sign; “art” is not the sign. The sign is the light that dwells within the act, whatever its nature or its medium.

Mary Caroline Richards

What do we do in the midst of crisis?

I believe that art heals, even on the most mundane of days. So I certainly believe that art and creativity are what gets us through our darkest moments.

Which is why now it feels more important than ever to commit to creativity.

If you’ve been following my work, you may know my monthly newsletter Creative Fuel.

I wanted to take the idea of Creative Fuel and turn it into a series of creative prompts and projects to inspire art making over the coming weeks, to not just keep you occupied, but to provide you with a breath of fresh air.

I’ll be sending these prompts and projects out over email a few times a week, and you can sign up here (make sure you select “Creative Fuel Challenge” from the list).

Please note that if you are already signed up for my Creative Fuel newsletter, you will still need to sign up.

Creative Fuel Challenge Archives:

Creative Fuel Challenge #1: Blind Contour Drawing

Creative Fuel Challenge #2: Write a Haiku

Creative Fuel Challenge #3: Make Art for Your Community

Creative Fuel Challenge #4: Make a Zine

Creative Fuel Challenge #5: Abstract Drawings

Creative Fuel Challenge #6: Everyday Delights

Creative Fuel Challenge #7: Imaginary Reading List

Creative Fuel Challenge #8: Charts

Creative Fuel Challenge #9: Learn (and then Make)

Creative Fuel Challenge #10: Change Perspective

Creative Fuel Challenge #11: Make a Bookmark

Creative Fuel Challenge #12: Plant Lessons

Creative Fuel Challenge #13: Find Beauty in the Everyday

Creative Fuel Challenge #14: Your Hand is Your Tool

The Creative Fuel Challenge is free and open to anyone, but you can also make a donation if you are inclined/able to. 

Image by Natalie Gildersleeve

Written by Anna Brones

March 16, 2020 at 14:46

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