Words of Wisdom - Comparison

Comparison - a double edged sword! Comparing yourself to others or their art can both motivate us to do better, try harder, push ourselves, or it can darken, embitter, crush and hold us back - it's all in how you look at it (like much everything else in this life!). Have you ever created something you were so thrilled with, then gone to share it online only to pause over the 'post' button, or made something and thrown it out... Read more →

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Words of Wisdom - Fear

Never let fear, stop you from doing something amazing! It might surprise you to find out I'm not a particularly confident person, really I'm a scaredy cat! I worry that my art is not worthy of sharing, that my ideas and techniques aren't interesting enough for any one to bother reading or watching, I worry about not being original enough and honestly putting myself out there - being open to ridicule, resentment, criticism and abuse is not an easy thing... Read more →

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Please check the facts

OK I'm one of those people who would like to think the world is all full of blooming flowers, happy puppies and kittens and that rain is only there to provide a drink - yes I'm an optimist and would like to think the world is a happy loving place. Sadly some days this is just not entirely true. I came across a YouTube clip today (via Facebook) where a fellow crafter was having her say on a topic close... Read more →

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Celebrating my good qualities

HA - after a week of procrastinating I finally sat down and completed my homework for Week One of Lifebook 2012. We had to write a list of our positive qualities and combine into a journal page with our drawing homework which was a 3/4 turned face. Well me being me I typed some of my qualities into Google and matched them with a Greek Goddess known for similar qualities - turns out I'm most like Demeter - Goddess of... Read more →

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Not a 'real artist'

OK like many others out there I have a tiny little complex about my own art-work! I've never taken a formal art lesson, didn't get to take art as a subject in High School, know nothing about painting, lighting, shading, shadow, art theory and if you held a gun to my head and insisted I draw a realistic looking horse from memory you'd be lucky to recognise the finished object. For some reason these things for me are inextricably linked... Read more →

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