Screenprint – 2011

Screenprint - 2011 by This Window

Screenprint – 2011, a photo by This Window on Flickr.

Creativity refers to the creation of something new, improved, modified or adapted (a product, a solution, a work of art etc.) that has some kind of value. What counts as “new” may be in reference to the individual creator, or to the society or domain within which the novelty occurs, however the “newness” of a creation must not be confused with originality. What counts as “valuable” is similarly defined in a variety of ways. Most websites suffer from unoriginality; they belong to the herd of mediocrity and banality.  Click – copy – paste. Click – copy – paste. Click – copy – paste. Click – copy – paste etc.  This is not creativity –  but is creativity all that it is cracked up to be?

What’s it really like living with creativity? Look back over the years at the tortured artists, drunken writers and drug-crazed musicians who litter our heritage and you might start to ask the question: is creativity a blessing or a curse? How do people hell-bent on finding their muse cope? Is it the quest for creative fulfillment that causes mental anguish, or is there an imbalance in the first place? Can a creative person ever be truly happy as they constantly strive for perfection in their chosen art? And what is it like living with these two-headed beasts – can they be tamed, or should they be allowed free rein?

Surely the important thing is to be successful?

Via Flickr:
Screenprint on canvas.

I have begun a series of paintings ready for my exhibition in the ‘Long Gallery’ (West Buckland School, Barnstaple, North Devon) This will coincide with a workshop I am giving on how to create woodcuts.

Printmaking Workshop:
Saturday 11th June 2011 – 10-1.30pm
Room: Print Room in the 150 Building
Teacher: Peter Bright

West Buckland School, Barnstaple, Devon EX32 0SX
Course Aims:
A hands on introduction to woodcuts and how to create a series of prints. Within the time frame it is hoped that each participating member will be able to create a finished image. The techniques shown will be simple ‘kitchen table’ processes that will be easy to replicate at home.
Read more about my work .. .  
Equipment needed:
All materials are provided.
Additional costs: No additional costs.
Refreshments: Tea, coffee and biscuits will be provided.
Contact me for more details.
Location:West Buckland School, Barnstaple. As you turn onto the school site, take the left turning to the car park. The 150 building is located adjacent to the main car park, and the front door is at the far end of the building as you walk towards it.

Cost: £28.75. There is a 15% discount to current WBS parents and staff, and would ask that all course places are pre-booked.

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