Bucket List, awakening the artist inside

Bucket List, awakening the artist inside

We have dreams and we strive a lot to make them come true; we try hard and we hope. I disagree with the opinion or may be a stereotype that life is a matter of luck -whatever is meant to happen, will happen. All of us have the ability to change our destiny, in other words – right to choose. So, due to our choice the destiny is being created. There is no sense to sit at home and just dream, because a dream will come true only after becoming a life goal to which we should go forward enthusiastically by creating our Bucket List.

Shades of Art on Your Life Goals

Our dreams are like art: they are colorful and bright, they are everything that softens our souls and lead us to a better future. So, just for this reason, we must be strong and ready enough to live this life at its fullest because there won’t be another chance. Every morning is a great chance to start a new page with unforgettable memories. We live this life for reaching to our life goals.

So let’s do our best to achieve our goals as life is too short.

What can art do with a person?

Have you ever asked yourself this question? I guess you have! If you are art lover you have probably wondered at this feeling; taking a piece of art and looking at it with a smile or a surprise and realizing some changes inside you. So what is this change? Why can it calm you? The only answer, that I could let myself to accept, is that art is beautiful and whatever is beautiful makes us feel wonderful.

Look at nature! Isn’t it art? Sure it is. Nature itself is art and the types of art we know today were born from nature. Those forms and those colors are all taken from nature and whatever we do in our life and the goals that we put in our Bucket List are the diversity of art we have never thought about.

Bucket List and Art

I guess it is important for everyone to have own Bucket List that can always keep us motivated and will make us remember all the dreams that we were willing to accomplish.

Our Bucket List 127 is also a good motivator for art lovers. Here you can learn about the diversity of art and make your own ideas about it. Surely it can inspire you and lead you to better deeds.

Art is a place where you are free with your emotions, where you are alone with your thoughts. You create something harmonious to your soul and immediately find your relaxation. It is even proved that art can reduce stress! So there isn’t any obstacle for us to love art.

Finally is there any obstacle for us not to love the art? I think there can’t be such a concept.

Here are some ideas that may help you to get started with your own Bucket List of art.

Learn to Paint

If someone had told me 10 years ago that I would be painting grapes, lemons, glassware and crockery day after day, I’d say “No way!” Well, it turns out I never tire of observing the variation, contrast and detail found in familiar objects that make up still life. There are moments of unexpected color and reflection, and so much more to discover.

So, why paint still life?

  • To begin with, convenience is a factor. A still life can be set up just about anywhere, using pretty much any objects! With the exception of food and flowers that wilt, your subject patiently waits and you can paint whenever it suits you.

  • Subjects are readily available: food, books, tools and more. You can choose objects for a composition that reflects your mood or vision, from subtle and serene to bold and energizing. Or quirky and humorous!

  • Still life provides unparalleled learning opportunities for a painters. Working with actual objects allows you to observe subjects closely to see exactly how forms connect or how they vary. Depth perception is important in realistic rendering and it’s easier to observe from 3-D objects than a photo.

  • Observing the distortion of a surface pattern as it rounds an object like a teacup or fabric fold is a lesson in perspective as well as the effect of light and shadow on a form. Different every time, while following the same rules!

  • Learning to mix colors of every hue, value and intensity is not only possible, but it’s inevitable as subjects are so varied.

Create a Flower Arrangement

Four steps to create a flower arrangement.

1. Prep all of the flowers by giving them a fresh cut at a 45 degree angle and remove any foliage that may fall below the water line. Any leaves in the water will create bacteria that will shorten the life of your flowers.

2. Create a base. For a looser and more organic movement to your arrangement, start by adding your green foliage first. I chose olive branches as my green foliage and began placing them in the vase in different directions

3. Begin adding your smaller flowers or accent flowers. For these, I chose clematis and saponaria. I loved how delicate they looked compared to the bigger flowers and the colors were too good to pass up. I tend to always add asymmetry to my designs, so I placed a few more blooms of clematis on the left side.

4. Start placing your bigger blooms! These will be your focal flowers, so begin placing them in all the holes in your arrangement. There is value to negative space in floral arrangements, but try to avoid empty space or adding too many flowers. The difference is an arrangement looking organic or overcrowded.

Learn to Knit

Knitting is the new yoga! In this overwhelming and frenetic 3world everything is wanted now, now, now… But when we pick up our needles and resume our projects, it’s as if time stops and our daily 3stress levels are reduced. It’s like a relaxing therapy.

Knitting stimulates the logical part of our brains and maintains us young and active. Whilst we are knitting we are giving ourselves a mental workout, calculating how much yarn we need, the number of stitches and rows we need… Total concentration!

As happens when we partake in other manual activities, knitting encourages our creativity. It develops our artistic side and allows us to unleash our imaginations.

Without realising it, we increase our self esteem thanks to the concept of ”a job well done”. Our efforts are rewarded with a beautiful garment which is unique and unrepeatable, made by yourself! Is there any greater satisfaction?

As well as the psychological benefits, its been shown that knitting helps to reduce blood pressure, strengthen the immune system and improve mobility problems.

Learn Drawing

First start with understanding that learning how to draw will take time, devotion, practice, and effort. Keep in mind that in addition to being good at art takes a very certain type of mind set.

In order to become good at drawing we will recommend you learn all the basics. This includes being familiar with all the mediums of art, and feeling comfortable with the elements and principles of art. You can learn these basics either through class or self taught. But don't just wing it. Taking classes and reading books on art is the best way to learn. Take the basics and apply it to art. This includes learning how to draw still lifes, landscapes, realistic pieces, abstract pieces, gesture drawings, etc. After you have become familiar with the different art categories, create challenge yourself with different prompts. This will test your ability to use what you learned and draw a variety of subject matters. In addition to creating art pieces, constantly sketch in a sketchbook. Do this everywhere you go. You get good at drawing everything by literally drawing everything. This will help you with your ability to draw fast, have good motor skills, create good observation drawings, and help with human figures.

Push yourself to be better. Be hard on yourself. Do not get cocky in your artwork. Always look for areas of improvement so that you can make your next one better. Encourage yourself with positive criticism.

Also, do not become discouraged. What you are trying to do is very hard. Understand that becoming talented takes time and practice. Keep working hard, and you will reach your goal

Become a Fashion Designer

There is no formal education or certification required to become a successful fashion designer, but that doesn't make the feat any easier. You will need to have a combination of drawing, sewing, and design skills, a knowledge of the fashion industry, and unparalleled perseverance. A few ideas to help you get started are outlined in this article.

Develop your skills

Successful fashion designers have a wide array of skills, including drawing, an eye for color and texture, an ability to visualize concepts in three dimensions, and the mechanical skills involved in sewing and cutting all types of fabrics.

Get excellent sewing tuition if you haven't already learned this skill well.

Understand how fabrics move, drape, breathe, react when worn, etc. Your in-depth knowledge of fabric is absolutely essential to using it properly when designing.

Learn from existing designers, not just who they are, but their backgrounds, their signature style, the learning that they undertook, where they studied.

Learn how to create storyboards and product ranges. Be good at researching trends through media, comparative shopping and trade shows.

Start developing these skills at a young age. Be prepared to devote hours of time to perfecting your craft. A little bit everyday will make you gain a deep understanding of fashion on the long run if you are planning a career.

Learn more

If you can, it makes good sense to get a diploma or degree in fashion design or a related program. You'll learn a great deal, make excellent early contacts and have ample opportunity to show off your skills in a less judgmental environment (although still be prepared to be critiqued!).

Get a degree in fashion design. Most programs are three or four years long. You will study drawing, color and composition, pattern-making, and draping.

Apply for an internship or apprenticeship. If school is not for you, or if you simply feel that real-world experience will be of more benefit to you, then find a fashion internship. You will need to have an impressive portfolio to apply and be willing to start at the bottom; interns are often given menial tasks like getting coffee.

Become an Art teacher

Art teachers help students develop their artistic skills by cultivating creative expression and fostering an understanding of textures, shapes, and colors. the majority of an art teacher's work entails guiding students through different projects in ceramics, sculpture, painting, drawing, and other areas. Some also teach art history and introduce students to the works of master artists.

Potential art teachers must obtain a bachelor's degree in art or in art education to gain a solid background in color theory, design, and painting as well as lesson planning, classroom management, and teaching methods. Employment openings for art teachers can be found through local school boards, career-building websites, publications for educators and teachers' unions, as well as classified ads and more.

Become an Art Restorer

Generally, these professionals work with art galleries or museums. Additionally, they may work as private art collectors. Their main role is to restore pieces of historic art to their original condition. As an art restorer, you need to apply various techniques to restore historic art to its original good condition after years of neglect and damage.

The work usually involves three stages: examination to identify any damage and its cause, preservation to stop deterioration and ensure future stability and restoration to ensure that original characteristics are retained.

To work as an art restorer, you first need to have a passion for the job and artistic skills. Additionally, you also need to attain a degree in Fine Art, during which you should specialize in a certain field such as textiles or restoration. You also have to be well acquainted with the cultural significance of the type of art you would like to restore. After graduation, it is advisable to take up an apprenticeship to enhance your skills.

Become an Art Investor

Art investment is a non-liquid, alternative form of investment. It is usually a small part of an investment portfolio.

An art investor aims to purchase a piece of art, keep it for years or decades while it appreciates, and sell it years later at a profit. Art has some qualities that other investments do not; for instance, it can be hung on the wall and enjoyed for years. It also does not have to be declared to the government in terms of capital gains when sold by an individual, unlike the sale of stocks and bonds.

However, art investment does not necessarily lead to profits, since it depends on constantly changing demands and fashions of the art world. Read more to find out how to become an art investor.

This Bucket List is a good place to keep your ideas and goals fresh and updated. If you don’t find the idea you have in your mind on our Bucket List don’t hesitate to create it yourself! Who knows, maybe you will be the reason for other people to get the same idea and be thankful to you for changing their life route?!