Friday, March 10, 2023

Writing Prompt: Alphabet Soup (Collage)


collage by douglas brent smith

Writing prompt: write a story using alphabet soup.

Alphabet Soup Story - collage by douglas brent smith

Saturday, March 4, 2023

Spontaneous Drawing

spontaneous drawing

Do you still doodle?

You can probably remember a time in your life when you doodled a lot. Sometimes we draw less as we get older. It happens, but it doesn't HAVE to happen. We can keep drawing. We can keep sketching. And, when we do it fuels our creativity.

Try bringing that same spirit of improvisation to some random, spontaneous drawing. it doesn't have to be good (although it might be!) -- it just has to flow.

This is sa drawing I made in 1976. I'm fairly certain, although that was a long time ago, that I drew it in one sitting, without doing anything else. 

Remember, it doesn't need to be great art to help your creativity. 

-- doug smith


Thursday, February 23, 2023

the vanity stage


photo: doug smith

What is your version of the room where it happens?

Is your creative space suitably creative?

Or, to be fair, is every place your creative space?

Wednesday, February 15, 2023

Drawing: Street Scene Purple


Drawing: Street Scene Purple

Drawing: Street Scene Purple, by douglas brent smith

from Journal #7, The Eclectic Trance Dance, 1974

Wednesday, February 1, 2023

Work with that

Imagine. Believe. Breathe. Start: it is OK to be exactly who you are.

Who are you? 

Work with that.

-- doug smith

Tuesday, January 31, 2023

Urban Prompt

You've been asked to design a city. Why does it look like and what is it like to live there?

- doug smith


Monday, January 30, 2023

Say it

If the whole world had to listen to you talk for one hour, what would you say?

-- doug smith