Mark Grant
Watercolour Blog

Creativity in a Busy Life, urban Sketching in Liverpool with Gurney Easel


Making Time to Create Art: Embracing Creativity in Your Busy Life


In the midst of our fast-paced lives, finding time for art can feel like an elusive dream. However, nurturing our creative spirit is essential for our well-being and personal growth. Let's embark on a journey of rediscovering the joy of creativity and explore practical ways to make time for art, even amidst our busy schedules.


Prioritize Creativity:
Just as we prioritize work, family, and other commitments, it's crucial to prioritize creativity in our lives. Recognize the value of art as a means of self-expression and carve out dedicated time for your creative pursuits.


Create a Sacred Space:
Designate a space in your home, no matter how small, as your creative sanctuary. Having a dedicated area where you can immerse yourself in your art can help create a conducive environment for inspiration.


Embrace Small Moments:
You don't need to wait for long stretches of free time to create art. Embrace small moments throughout the day to sketch, doodle, or jot down ideas. Carry a sketchbook or notebook with you and seize those pockets of time to express yourself creatively.


Establish a Routine:
Incorporate creative time into your daily or weekly routine. Whether it's painting for 30 minutes every morning or attending a regular art class, establishing a routine helps make creativity a consistent part of your life.


Limit Screen Time:
Reduce time spent on screens and social media to make room for art. Set specific boundaries for screen usage, and redirect that time towards nurturing your artistic passions.


Set Realistic Goals:
Set achievable and realistic goals for your creative projects. Instead of overwhelming yourself with large tasks, break them down into smaller, manageable steps that you can tackle within your available time.


Join Creative Communities:
Connect with like-minded individuals by joining art clubs, workshops, or online forums. Engaging with fellow artists can inspire you, provide support, and help you stay motivated on your artistic journey.


Embrace Mindful Creativity:
Art can be a form of mindful expression. Use creativity as a means of relaxation and self-discovery, where the process becomes as valuable as the end result.


Make Art a Social Activity:
Share your passion for art with family and friends. Organize art gatherings, paint with loved ones, or participate in community art events to blend socializing with your creative pursuits.


Release Perfectionism:
Let go of the need for perfection and embrace imperfections as part of the creative process. Allow yourself to experiment, take risks, and enjoy the freedom that comes with expressing your unique artistic voice.


Making time to create art is an intentional choice that enhances our lives and nourishes our souls. By prioritizing creativity, establishing routines, and embracing small moments, we unlock a world of artistic possibilities within our busy schedules. Let art be a source of joy, relaxation, and self-discovery as we embark on a journey of embracing creativity in every facet of our lives. Remember, you don't find time to create; you make time to create. So, pick up your brushes, let your creativity flow, and watch as art weaves its magic in your life.


About My Watercolour Blog: Exploring Art, Creativity, and Watercolour Beauty

Welcome to my watercolour blog, an immersive journey that intertwines inspiration, creativity, and the enchanting allure of watercolour painting. As a prominent watercolour artist rooted in Ormskirk, I invite you to delve into my world of expertise, passion, and knowledge, catering to both art enthusiasts and budding painters.


Beginner's Corner: Diving into Watercolours

If the world of watercolours has piqued your curiosity but seemed daunting, my blog is your entryway. Mark Grant's Watercolour World offers insights, guidance, and practical tips to kick-start your watercolour journey. Learn the art of selecting optimal tools, including premium 300g cotton paper and precision brushes. Master essential techniques like washes, glazing, and wet-on-wet, guided by my regular posts.

Exploring Urban Landscapes: Unveiling the Urban Landscape

Witness urban landscapes come to life through my artistic lens. As an active member of Downtown Urban Sketchers in Liverpool City Center, I share my firsthand experiences and techniques in capturing the pulse of city life on paper. Traverse the transformation of bustling streets, iconic landmarks, and vibrant cityscapes into captivating watercolour sketches. Discover the joy of on-location sketching, infusing vibrancy into your artwork with each stroke.

Mindful Art: Finding Serenity in Watercolour

For me, watercolour transcends conventional art practice — it's a mindful and meditative practice. Immerse yourself in the therapeutic realm of watercolour artistry. This segment of the blog delves into the meditative essence of painting. Explore how my creative process fosters self-expression and introspection, grounding me in the present. Learn to infuse mindfulness into your art, forging a deeper connection with your creative expression and discovering solace in the act of creation.


Bespoke Artistry: Crafting Your Vision

Witness your visions and emotions materialize through my commissioned artworks. Be it cherished memories, beloved landscapes, or defining moments, my proficiency in pure watercolour painting breathes depth and sentiment into your ideas. Journey through the collaborative process of creating personalized pieces, and witness the alchemy that transforms your concepts into bespoke art that resonates with your heart.


Mark Grant's Watercolour World blog is an oasis for novices and seasoned artists alike, fostering an enriched artistic odyssey. Focusing on cultivating creativity, embracing urban landscapes, and intertwining mindfulness with art, my blog invites all watercolour enthusiasts into a profound, enriching experience. Join this vibrant, immersive journey and unlock the boundless potential of watercolour painting.


Mark Grant

2 Stanley Street


Tel: 07956000812