Art is everywhere. We are constantly surrounded by images and experiences that can ignite our creativity if we allow them to; this is an integral part of Aluminyze’s philosophy. Finding artistic inspiration in your everyday life is not only possible, it can be incredibly fulfilling and rewarding, especially when the end product is something you’re proud of. In this blog post, we will explore some methods for finding inspiration in the day-to-day and hopefully help prepare a new wave of artists to join the Aluminyze community!
Take a walk
There is so much beauty to be found outside, whether it’s the grandeur of nature or the hustle and bustle of an urban landscape. Leaving the comforts of your home can open up a world of creative possibilities. A simple morning stroll around the neighborhood may lead to a stroke of genius!
Sit somewhere with a journal/camera/sketchbook/etc.
This can be done at home, a park, a sidewalk bench, or any other place you can think of. Sometimes, slowing down and being able to take in the world around you can open up your mind to the beauty of small moments. You don’t always need to find the inspiration – let the inspiration come to you. Our premium metal prints can pick up on so many beautiful details that they’ll practically do the work for you.
Collaborate with another artist or friend
A fresh set of eyes can make a world of difference. Reach out to a friend, family member, or peer to join you for a day. There’s no need to do anything extravagant; sometimes simply seeing daily life through someone else’s eyes can reposition your point of view.
Change your perspective
When you think you’ve exhausted all other creative-block-beating techniques, we have one more trick up our sleeve! Zoom in on a daily object to really notice its texture, or take a picture upside down. You’d be surprised how just a small shift in angle or perspective can change your artistic expression entirely.
Try a new medium
Are you a writer? Try to draw a character from your work. A photographer? Draw your subject instead. Maybe a sculptor? Take a photo of your sculpture and see what new features you notice. If you’re thinking about trying photography, a metal print is a unique medium that highlights the subject of your art like no other.
One thing that all these methods have in common is being open and paying attention. If you look for inspiration, you’re sure to find it. Embrace the imperfections of everyday life and the art we create from it – your artistic process is yours alone. What will you do with your inspired and inspiring creations? Capture every detail with an Aluminyze metal print today!