“I made this video because it felt wrong not to make it…”
Have you ever heard of a cento? It allows you to use a patchwork of ideas as inspiration for a new creative work!
This poem is inspired by the astrophe entry in the Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows. It’s my entry for the first week of the Alphabet Superset, letter A.
When the day of The Looff arrived, I had an inkling that my intentions were not right. While setting up, I subconsciously knew that I did all of this, the art I was surrounded by, for the sole purpose of making
money. Everything I created was made from a place of fear and lack, not love, not appreciation. I felt like I let my creations down…
At the table of life there sits a plate, piled high with a tangled mess of tasty spaghetti…You sit down at that table, eyes wide and mouth watering with anticipation. You’re going to enjoy this meal, right down to the last morsel.
Blog post in the case of challenging the status quo and shifting paradigms, by Zarah McIntosh. Others can choose to be influenced by me, but my energy is focused on getting to know and developing me, and me alone. I continuesly fill my cup and the blessings overflow onto others.
So I’m about to share something very personal (and I’m not a sharer), but I thought my insight into how I use journaling to cope with the creative journey might help someone else, so here goes…
We all have those moments that we hate our work and often (at least for me) the hated work is better than we give it credit for.
The Myth of Acheiving Fulfillment and Happiness by Living in Doubt, by Zarah McIntosh. I took on my first Rogue Community Social Media Challenge and wrote about the blog challenge from “The Life of an Artist”.
There is a portrait that hangs on my parent’s living room wall, and it still haunts me to this day. As a child, I avoided even looking at the image, as I felt like the eyes were following me as I passed through the room on my way to the kitchen. The picture is of my great, great, great grandfather posing in his Union solider uniform.
On this blog I, Zarah McIntosh, talk about my take on how I would go about choosing which grade paints to use, and what questions one should ask.
I turned to the Dictionary of Obscure to find a word for my current feelings, and then refute it.
Best Watercolor Paper for Beginners, and why? I, Zarah McIntosh, discuss things to think about when selecting paper to paint watercolor, as a beginner.
this is Fishing analogy to illustrate what it means to accept tips and tricks from more experienced artists and copycatting. which will weaken your authenticity and hurt you art.
Sometimes you have to remember to slow down. This is something that traveling brings into perspective for me.
“I don’t know how to do that.”
“Ink, lots and lots of ink…”
This is the rogue 30 day journaling challenge.
Is being an artist a curse? When I was 12 years old, my mom told me to never become an artist because it was a CURSE. Really she did! The worst part is that she actually believed this to be true.
“Look at the Monarch Butterflies…F’ You! You Scared Away the Butterflies You Pricks!” ! I was not going to allow the buffoonery of humans interfere my insatiable need to be with those apprehensive orange, spotted, ambassadors of peacefulness, balance, and sanity…