Make More Art: What 4by6 Artists are Saying and Creating

We’ve been trying to figure out how to get through these endless days, stuck at home binge-watching the Great British Baking Show, and finally, re-organizing and cleaning our workspace.

Our aha moment.

We realized we’re inspired by the creative spirit. So we challenged all 4by6 Pro Creatives to get some positive vibes flowing, make more art and create for the pure joy of it.

What are we doing? We’re sharing as much of the art as we can with the entire 4by6 family across all of our social media channels and to our mailing list

We also encouraged every participant to make a Portfolio showcasing a special project or image that they’d poured their heart into.

Check out our Portfolio Gallery and see what some of our Pro Creatives have been doing with all their time. 

In their own words:

Gary Krejca, Fine Artist — Make More Art is a great idea. It’s what to do when you’re not able to do anything else. If you want to make a difference, but don’t know how, you can sketch out your thoughts on paper. Then create something engaging and enlightening.

Making art utilizes the body, mind, and spirit. As a preschool teacher I observed children creating art and was enamored how they used their whole self to paint. This is something I realized I enjoy about the creative process. When I am printing I am moving through the process rolling ink, wiping plates, and manually working the press. Making art usually follows a process. Printmaking is technical. Each printing process from lithography to relief has a specific set of steps to follow. The process along with the fact that the image is made upside-down, in-side-out and backwards challenges the brain. Art tells our stories, beliefs, and values. Through the creative process an artist can work through challenging ideas or difficult situations. I look at each new print (or book) as a problem to be solved and become absorbed into the challenge of developing a solution. Because art utilizes our whole self, body, mind and spirit it is a wonderful tool to help one navigate through difficult times.

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