Living the Creative Life with Sandy Allnock – Plateau Area Writers Association Summer Program
June 14 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pmFree to attend, but your membership in PAWA would be welcomed!
Many of us strive to live a creative lifestyle — even if we can’t define what that is, or identify any steps to take in that direction. We simply know that if we were “just more creative,” our works wouldn’t be such a struggle, right?
Whatever our creative output, the input is crucial. Writers must become keen observers of sights and sounds. Visual artists need to translate color and light into pigment and texture. Dancers can develop new movements by simply watching a leaf twirl in the wind. But how do we develop more observant habits to internalize the inspiration around us?
Sandy Allnock is an artist and author who’s been wrestling with this process, consciously taking actions in her daily routines to take in and document inspiration swirling around her. From observing the shape of the shaft of light spilling through a window; to listening for the day in spring when bird calls grow loud enough to mask distant traffic; to picking up a lichen-covered stick during a morning walk to take home and paint. Wherever she goes, Sandy has become an avid observer of much of what she encounters, running ideas through her creative process and tucking away inspiration.
At this June’s meeting, Sandy will be joining us to share her process for becoming more observant and incorporating that into her work. As a full-time artist, she’s in her studio daily, creating in mediums like pen and ink, markers, airbrush, pencils, watercolors, graphite, with a recent foray into pysanky—Ukrainian Easter eggs! Her diversity stems from her keen interest in finding unique ways to express herself, and an avid desire to keep her creativity fresh by learning new things every day.
Sandy is an accomplished artist, art instructor, author, blogger, Toastmaster—a YouTuber with over 100,000 subscribers who loves to inspire others grow in their creativity and challenge them to take new steps in their journey. You’ll come away from her presentation with ideas to freshen up your own daily journaling, infuse your work with creativity, and simply slow down enough to let inspiration be your guide.