“Snow. White, white, white, soft and clean, and maddening shapes, with the whole world in them.” — Alfred Stieglitz
It looks like there’s another snow day on the horizon. After the sledding is over and the hot cocoa is gone, what are your plans for filling the time?
Doing something creative is bound to warm you up. Try one of these activities:
- Make some colored ice sculptures outside, no freezer necessary. (Send us pictures if you make this.)
- Matter of fact, try any of the (indoor) art projects for kids on this Pinterest board.
- It’ll probably be a little dicey getting to an actual museum, so why not browse our favorite online museum in front of the fireplace? (Update: Check out the Met’s collection, too!)
- Try some below-freezing plein air painting. Bundle up!
- Grab your camera and go shooting! Getting up early is half the battle. Here are more tips from photographer Nick Kelsh.
- Or, keep yourself and your camera inside, turn out the lights, and try some light painting — as made famous by Picasso.
- Read any of these books about visual art (or these).
- Here’s a list of movies about art and artists you can rent or watch online, and another list of artist documentaries that put you in the studio.
- Rewrite your artist statement. It doesn’t have to be painful! See some tips and examples in this blog post. While you’re at it, this would be a good time to finally get your artist website up to date.
- Apply for some art opps!
- And of course, spend some time in your studio!