What The Beach Can Do For Your Artistic Vision

September 21, 2017

Artistic Vision

Every artist has their own vision in interpreting their artistic ideas. But, how do artists find inspiration to pursue their craft? Here, we share what can the beach do for your artistic vision that will help your craft.

What The Beach Can Do For Your Artistic Vision

As artists, we must continually refine our inspiration, or spark it when it’s lacking. This can feel like a full-time job in itself when we’re struggling with it. Find the key however, and everything comes into focused clarity, allowing for an exciting and interesting leap forward of potential.

Still, that’s sometimes not always so easy to achieve.

Sometimes you have to go out and find it yourself, lest you worry about losing your edge or your focus. For this reason, it’s important to try and see what’s possible, and how you can potentially go about delivery on your creative idea. You need to leave the house for this to happen. We’d argue that you need to get in nature.

To be clearer, we’d recommend you get to the beach. Unless you live near one, this might not be a place you regularly visit. Heading to Sydney bay, your local English pebble beach or another area depending on the warmth and time of year will yield certain artistic inspirations for you.

Let us discuss (in a fun article,) what those are.

Confront The Sea

Walking along the sandy shores is of course only one half of the equation. Seeing the ocean in all of its majestic beauty is truly a sight to behold.

If you’re able to, you may find that the raw power of this liquid mass provides a peaceful, inspiring and awful place for you to meditate. Sometimes the natural designing power of the world can imbue you with all the creative ambition you need to express.

It’s hard not to look at the ocean and feel immensely and profoundly inspired. Translating this into how you express your art is a personal affair, but if you’re feeling pretty spiritually numb lately (arguably one of the main blockers of creative ambition,) you can find yourself lacking in many good ideas.

Confronting the sea can surely help you.

The Tide

The tide is one of the more interest parts of the beach. Seeing how the ocean will slowly creep up the beach and then back again shows you the constant ebb and flow of life. Watching this intently can train your eye in the interest of temperance.

Walking with your summer flip flops across the tidal rim from bottom to top of the beach length will stimulate your best ideas. Not only will the constant rising and falling of the ocean serve as a meditative listening experience, but walking along this free and open area should give you a more profound sense of your place in the world, and this should allow you to connect with yourself more.

When confronted with this creative power, it’s very hard not to see this in yourself. We’d recommend enjoying the beach in all of its weather temperatures. Stormy beaches can be just as exciting and inspirational as a summer beach.

Provided you’re safe, seeing the chaos and then order of the entire ocean mass can help you see the versatility of life, and it will serve as a great example to show you that the inner inability to completely contribute well to an art project is temporary, and the calm is soon to come.

We hope this article incentivised you to get out of the house and enjoy the new inspiration.


Disclaimer: Originally posted on MariaisQuixotic.


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  • Reply siennylovesdrawing January 6, 2018 at 6:49 pm

    Wow! Thanks for sharing this artistic vision, enjoy reading your whole sharing here. Hmm…when you mentioned about walking with flip flop for ideas inspiration…Personally I would prefer walking with bare foot though : ) cheers, siennylovesdrawing

  • Reply Teresa Dumadag January 8, 2018 at 2:26 pm

    The beach or any body of water can really bring inspiration to artists. Writers and painters would find the sound of the sea very calming and we could easily get into our zone. I used to paint rivers and lakes a lot when I was young. I like using watercolor to do this before. Maybe, I would dabble in painting again this year. 🙂

  • Reply Irma January 9, 2018 at 6:00 am

    Honestly, the beach and sea give me a huge inspiration to be lazy 😀 They make me relaxed and refreshed but that is a good start for collecting some new creative energy too. The entire atmosphere and scenery can truly be inspiring but it is simply hard to do anything while you are on the beach. Nevertheless, we are all different and react in various ways on same situations. Whatever helps you find creative power within you should definitively be used 😀

  • Reply Amila Wickramarachchi January 9, 2018 at 12:29 pm

    Yes,beach is one of the best places to awake the artistic mind.That is the best place to relax while watching the tides.Beach is the perfect place for artists to relax,work or even imagine.Walking along the beach with comfortable dresses and slippers is one of my best ways to relax!

  • Reply Indrani January 9, 2018 at 6:41 pm

    Yes Beaches are an inspiration for writers. I am reminded of reading about Poet Tagore in a beach in Karwar. He did pen some lines there.
    Tides fascinate me a lot. Recently in Bali I could access the Tanah Lot temple because it was low tide.

  • Reply Cykaniki January 10, 2018 at 1:21 am

    I personally agree, Finding inspirations especially in nature ould be a great help for the artist. Before when creating a dance. depending on the theme. I always look for a certain element as a skeleton on what I’m going to create, observing the waves of the sea, has a lot of dance interpretations and it will also clear up your mind, a breather I guess. The same goes with makeup. Lately, I’ve been wanting to stop creating looks because of not being motivated, but I keep on pursuing and finding ways to be more creative. This is a great reminder for me, Thank you

  • Reply Sabine January 11, 2018 at 5:39 am

    I love this artistic article about the tide, about the ocean. I love to be more creative and I would like to be able to inspire like you do. This is beautifully thought! The ocean always makes me think about my lungs and breathing and these things. About how fish can ‘breathe’ and it’s somehow artistic also.

  • Reply generosepomelo July 12, 2018 at 5:24 pm

    Beach trip is something I wouldn’t mind at all. I agree that the beach can rejuvenate one’s creativity. There’s so much inspiration. And sometimes it can be something not totally unexpected!

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