Sunday, April 25, 2010

redefine creativity


What did I do this weekend with this giant colorful canvas painting that I spent hours creating?


I ripped it up and handed out the pieces to everyone who attended my lecture and demo at the local library.


It is the best way to share my creative philosophy when it comes to art...


To challenge others to think outside the box...


and the easiest way to demonstrate what it means to redefine creativity!



Don't be afraid to do something a little crazy!

36 comments:

Lori said...

I love this! What creativity. I need to read your blog constantly. I've always been a good artist, but buttoned up, if you know what I mean. Thinking outside of the box is my goal and I must admit is getting a little easier with age. :) Thanks for the post.

Kathleen said...

Great canvas with such bright and vivid colors and such a nice idea to give people a piece of your creativity!

Eden said...

Oh My!!! How I would've loved a piece of this myself!!! What a beautiful piece of work!!! Hope it wasn't too painful to rip it up!

HollyM said...

I can't believe you could actually do that! I loved that canvas. Each piece on its own is beautiful though.

Jessica said...

girl!! when are you going to design that fabric line?!?!?

teri said...

Brilliant!!!!

Pat said...

Wow,,great idea!

Kittyj said...

Alisa - you rocked! I have never had so much fun at a library! It was so great to meet you in person! (Of course the beach was lovely too! Ha!) Thanks so much for EVERYTHING! XOX

HeArt Collective said...

i'm pretty sure you rocked it!
i love what you're doing, alisa!
jul

Sonia said...

Wish I were there so I could have gotten a piece of that fabulous art, too! Love it!

yasmina said...

That's is so wonderful. Such a wonderful painting, and such a wonderful thing to do with it and you are just ... wonderful!
And you are so right about doing something crazy!
From now on I am going to make sure I do something a little crazy every day.

Virginia said...

Absolutely loving the 'big' piece of art work and amazed and what you did with it - but what a freeing experience and everyone who saw you was able to take a little bit of you with them and start to think outside the box! Completely amazing I love it love it love it! Thank you so much for sharing!

My thinking outside the box this week took me outside - I was attempting paint splats on a rather angry art journal page and it simply wasn't working so hubby pointed me outside - it's amazing how messy I can get without redecorating the house LOL.

Hope you are having a fabulous Monday!

Erin Butson said...

oh Nelly, Just found your blog through Mary and am having the time of my life. i want to make... everything. especially the big round circle necklace. how do you come up with this stuff? i'm inspired. thank you!

Barnicles said...

amazing! so inspiring and beautiful canvas. I imagine how special it would be to receiving a piece!

w said...

How very generous.

Diane said...

Excellent idea!!

Leslie said...

When I saw this gorgeous piece, I thought "She's gonna rip it up. I KNOW it!" I would've loved to have been a fly on the wall when that happened! You rock!

Mary said...

Oh you brave woman!!!!

Alisa, I have to tell you, and thank you for all the wonderful inspiration you provide us. I went back to the beginning of your blog. (over a few days not in one sitting) :) and viewed every post!!! I love your style, and want to thank you for sharing so much with us. I have been playing around with the graffiti style for a bit now, and I know it takes practice and patience. It is such a freeing way to paint and I love the results it gives.

I just wanted you to know you are appreciated a bunch!!

Hugs!!

MitziMakes said...

oh wow! I would've loved to have snapped up a piece too!

Bee Yourself Designs said...

Oh my goodness! I love what you do! Your painted canvas was absolutely gorgeous! And then when you ripped it up into smaller pieces, the inspirations grew! I LOVE IT!

And like what others have said, I have gone back over your old blog posts several times and I enjoy reading them! Your blog is one of my favorites! Thanks so much for sharing your inspirational journey with us.

Jane LaFazio said...

good for you. and wow, it is a beautiful canvas indeed!

Deb's Artful Journey said...

I love your canvas! Wish I'd been there! What a fabulous idea!!

lisa {milkshake} said...

I recently found your blog and spent a good part of yesterday poring over your posts and images. Very inspiring! How I wish I was at that lecture yesterday…

Phoenix Peacock said...

Thanks for the reminder that creativity is all about redefinition!

Cindy Lietz, Polyme Clay Tutor said...

Wow I love your sense of reckless abandon! In the end I think the smaller torn apart pieces are even more beautiful and intriguing than the piece as a whole. Makes you think about the missing elements and wonder what they could of been!

Jaimie said...

great philosophy! beautiful art! & you look beautiful too!

joey72 said...

Oh how I wish I was 1)at the Oregon Coast right now and 2)picking up a piece of that amazing canvas at the local library! I LOVE it! Thank you for sharing.

Desiree said...

Awesome, what a great idea, you are amazing

Sun-Kissed Scholars said...

How many people tried to stop you?? ;-) Amazing art, amazing presentation, as always! Wish I could have seen it in person (and grabbed a piece!!)

Bree said...

whoa.. girl you are fabulous. love your outside the boxiness

Elizabeth said...

What a fabulously wonderful idea!! Love the huge painting but the bits are faulous as well- the poeple who atended must have been over the moon with delight!! I wish that I could have heard the gasps taht arose when you started to rip!!!!!
Just love your style!!!!

Judy Merrill-Smith said...

Alisa, you rock!!! Love it.

Susan Link said...

That is inspiring, I would love to get a piece. That means your little pieces of paintng could be like Pollock paintings and worth millions some day.

Scarlett Clay said...

Wow, that was a surprise! I was not expecting you to do that. I bet your art is hanging on a lot of walls these days! :) Saw you in Artful Blogg. mag and really admire your work. Have a great week!

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