Does September make you feel like new beginnings? There’s a feeling of new beginnings. Maybe it’s because I still have children at school or past memories of starting a new school term in September, but things always seem to change around now. This year even … Continue readingNew Art for a new Academic Year
Do you need inspiration to create? I’m often asked where I find my inspiration. The short answer is everywhere. There’s a marvelous line from Chuck Close “Inspiration is for Amateurs, the rest of us just show up and get to work.” People tell me how … Continue readingMisty Thames – Inspiration to create a painting.
Ever buy something and then get home and realise it doesn’t go anywhere? You know how it is, you find something you adore and perhaps spend more than you ought, only to find it doesn’t quite fit in with what you’ve already got. Don’t Panic, … Continue readingLet art inspire a room makeover- The story of a purple vase
For any blogger, inspiring blogs are essential reading. These 4 are a source I visit regularly. For advice on the creative process and motivation 1- The 99 Percent Motivation for the creative Entrepreneur or team member. For ways to improve my writing 2- Copyblogger Always … Continue reading4 Arty Blogs I love – and I think you will too!
Do you ever struggle keeping on task? Or want to quit? This week everything seems to be keeping me away from my art. This is when I look for inspiration in the amazing stories of people who overcome adversity. People who keep on doing what … Continue readingHow guitarist loses fingers but still becomes a legend! Artists don’t quit!
Ever see a complete work of art and think something’s missing? What makes art great? It’s an elusive quality. We praise the skill involved, the complexity of details, brushwork, technique and a whole raft of other things. But sometimes what’s left out can add more … Continue readingCreative omissions: How less is more in art.