Coffee Anyone?

Creative inspiration is the focus here at JoyfulArts Studio. I would like to begin to introduce you to some famous Art & Artists. May they inspire you in your own creative endeavors, whether you are a writer, a musician, a landscape painter, a fabric artist, a photographer, an art journaler, or simply someone who can appreciate the smell of a new box of crayons.

Art has an amazing power to evoke emotions and ideas within us. It is not our goal to judge the art or try to decipher what the artist wants us to feel. Instead, when you view art, look within yourself and ask what YOU are feeling in response to the images. What does it mean to YOU?

Let’s give it a try…

Coffee by Richard Diebenkorn, 1959 Collection of SFMOMA

  • What do you see? Subject matter, colors, style, technique, materials…
  • Does the image remind you of anything? A memory, a book, a friend, a dream, a vision…
  • How does it make you feel? Calm, relaxed, energized, uncomfortable, safe, afraid…

Now Let’s CREATE!!!

I invite you to create and share your own art inspired by these ideas. Perhaps you are lured in by the color scheme, drawn to the location, excited by the subject matter, or left with a feeling of unexplained peace. Capture it, create it, draw it, paint, it, write it, journal it, sculpt it!

Share your art, process and ideas on the online forums here. (If you haven’t already registered it’s SIMPLE and FREE!)  I can’t wait to see what you come up with!

Love & Blessings,


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