Creativity

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I always feel like i have a "book" in me, but when I try to sit down and write my mind goes blank! I cant help thinking everything I write is utter crap.

Also I want to be better at needlework and stuff like that but I'm so clumsy! How do I just get better at creative/artistic stuff?

I've always believed that 'inspiration' is the key to most creativity in life. As a professional artist, I am still constantly in search of that tiny spark which, I know, will ignite my passion and energies.

You need to relax and not force yourself to create that story or piece of needlework because you may believe something inside of you says it 'has to happen' right there and then.

Which sort of writers inspire you? Would you see yourself as a future J.K. Rowling or a modern day Jane Austen? Read up on the great works of literature or, better still, browse through some of the short stories in magazines and papers; most of these have been submitted by people just like you. They can be the springboard for bigger things ahead.

Don't assume everything you write is rubbish. Even if an editor rejects it, that still doesn't mean it's no good. You really need to persist … rather like a terrier with a rag. Believe me, I ought to know!

Contemporary embroidery is also an art not to be sneezed at. Have a look at the V&A museum or, if you can't get there, go to the library and read up on their history of great art and crafts. I am sure you can find art & craft fairs locally to give you inspiration (plus a few handy tips!) especially as the festive season approaches.

If you think you 'have it in you' then, frankly, you obviously have. Sit down, take a deep breath, and tell yourself you can do it!

Good luck!

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I'm turning 12 and I wanna be a fashion designer.
I'm good in math, drawing, and im sort of good in knitting (im learning, but im good enough now)
I ADORE fashion designing specially the part when you end up with alot of clothes 😉
but i need tips.. any help?
thnx in advance!! 😀

psst… the rules of Yahoo answers say you need to be over 13 to post questions…Can you edit out your age? I don't want your question deleted before seeing my answer.

To answer your question: at your age you should be learning how to make clothes and how to take the clothes you have an make them different and special. You can add beads, trims, appliques, sparkly things, paint…anything and everything creative. At your age you should be developing your imagination and exploring your creativity. You are too young to worry about the business and the technical stuff, you can learn that later…when you are young it's more important to unchain the imagination and let your thoughts run free and untamed. Pattern making is easy to learn…creativity can't be taught.

You should be experimenting with a sewing machine and fabric, trying to turn your sketches and ideas into clothes. Try to make a dress form based on your body and then drape fabric on it, pin it together, sew it ups and see how it looks. Don't be afraid to make mistakes and learn from mistakes. All designers are willing to fail, because a failed experiment can pave the way for a successful design. Keep a record of what you have made, fabric samples, and write out what worked, what didn't any lessons learned, and what you might do different next time or what you will do the same. I have kept a record like that since I was about 13, and I still keep a record of experiments, special pieces, or any new tricks or techniques.

Try sewing from commercial patterns and become the best sewer that you can be. The clothes you make from patterns should look like you bought them in the store. (fashion schools ALL require the student to be able to sew, some will take an accomplished seamstress with few sketches and lots of completed clothes over someone with a thousand drawings. and no clothes. When you sew with patterns try to make each piece unique and add touches of your own personality. As you progress you will discover that you are naturally attracted to certain colors, certain motifs, etc, this is your person artistic style developing. This is a good thing, everyone needs a personal artistic vision and personal artistic style, even fashion designers. You might find you put turtles on everything, or maybe flowers…that's part of your style. (I put mushrooms on everything and my favourite print is almost always paisley)

Develop a love for fibers and fabrics, all textiles, clothes, sewing and the creative process that goes into creating the clothes. Develop a love for all things hand crafted and hand made. Try other crafts along side sewing and clothing, such as knitting, beading, applique, patchworking and quilting, fabric embellishments and hand embroidery. All these can be used on clothes to make them special

And that's what you can do at your age. That's how many of the designers I have met started. If you read designer biographies most will say that they started at about 12-14 making crafts and clothes and discovered that they loved doing it and they just kept doing it until it became their career.

That's what you need to do at your age.

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Embroidery is a special kind of art that comprises of needlework and motifs. This art is in built in human and cannot be learnt. But if anyone is interested to gain mastery over this art, then an eye for creativity, mind for imagination and hands for practice are very significant. This is a creative and useful guide for hand embroidery for beginners.

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When we mention art we have to mention Celtic art in the same verse. Creativity, embroidery, patterns, designs and poetry and myths are some attributes synonymous with Celts. Celts were born warriors and amazing tribes too. Celts left their footmarks all over Europe mainly because they were nomadic at heart and nature.

If we read or learn our history well we will find that there hasn't been a tribe that is more famous warring futility. That their art is still alive is proof enough of their longevity. Another prime example of this is that we still have myths, metal cravings, knot works; body works are art designs to remind us.

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Embroidery is a special kind of art that comprises of needlework and motifs. This art is in built in human and cannot be learnt. But if anyone is interested to gain mastery over this art, then an eye for creativity, mind for imagination and hands for practice are very significant. This is a creative and useful guide for hand embroidery for beginners.

Today, hand embroidery is used for various purposes like making clothing, accessories, household linen, towels and so forth. This ancient art of threadwork is a way of creating designs and pictures by sewing various strands on a particular piece of fabric.

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