In the middle of the pandemic, the implications of our communications comes to the forefront. In the absence of what was “normal”it becomes more considered and, with that consideration, more valued.
They say that getting out of one’s comfort zone is “good for you”. I say that Variety – yes, capital letter there for emphasis – in whatever form, is the spice of life.
Being an artist isn’t just starting at the beginning and moving forward in steady measured steps. (Though it can be, if that’s how you are). For me it’s a pattern of learning to notice what I’m attracted to, and running with that idea for as long as it takes.
I have a challenge for you All the blogs I’ve written for you have skirted around the main thing I do each day. I paint and draw for a living. We’ve spoken about creativity in all things – from fine art all the way through to flower arranging, baking, whittling, embroidering, photography and others. You…
Have you ever watched a child make art? Do you, like so many of us, have as treasured items the results of those labours? Read why I think we can learn such a lot from those young artists.
It’s easy to get sucked into the vortex that is you-tube searching for all the answers before we even take the first step. But there are advantages to making your own mistakes.