creativity

Listening For Inspiration

June 2, 2011

Judy Stead, Laughing Stock illustrator, shares what inspires her and how she tunes in to her muses. View her recently updated stock illustration portfolio here and when you’re ready to hire an outstanding illustrator, Judy is at your service. Listening. It’s different from hearing. Listening involves…involvement. And attention. And concentration while the brain processes meaning […]

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The Magic in Drawing

October 15, 2010

By Cat Bennett I’ve been a working artist and illustrator all my adult life but it wasn’t until I began to teach drawing that I saw how it opens the veins of creativity. My students, all novices, became alive with happiness after they drew. Some took that energy into art making—they all took it back […]

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An Excellent Visual Adventure

February 6, 2010

Jamie Hogan, a Laughing Stock artist, just celebrated a Pub Day for her work in the book, Nest, Nook and Cranny. Illustrators are the observers, interpreters and “imaginators” of our visual worlds… the “king’s eyes” as it were. Here are a few snippets from her excellent visual adventure including her quest to reinvent “reality”: Hooray! […]

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All Knowledge Is Connected

December 22, 2009

Einstein said creating a new idea is not like destroying an old house and building a skyscraper in its place. “It is rather like climbing a mountain, gaining new and wider views,” he said, “discovering unexpected connections between our starting point and its rich environment.” In other words, if we pay attention to what’s going […]

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What is Art?

December 16, 2009

Milton Glaser has cast his long shadow over the visual arts landscape for more than a half century and his contributions are surely formidable. Though visual simplicity is one of his hallmarks, a deeply intellectual and conceptual process distills his images and design solutions. This conversation gives us an insight into his thought processes and ultimately […]

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