Structure Keeps you Sane

If even getting down to some art feeling like wading through treacle then establishing a simple plan will help. We are all busy with life – errands, duties, work, should and must do’s so even trying to get some art time seems like an obstacle course. This is where structure comes in This year I am going to put time aside for not painting but … Continue reading Structure Keeps you Sane

Watercolour Wonder

In our days choc full of information and fact how about we hop off this known merrygoround and splosh about with nameless shapes for a while. What better medium to use to do that than the mercurial watercolour. For it is only with watercolour that you can let the wildness in you flow freely. It runs, it bleeds and it explodes and unlike acrylic it … Continue reading Watercolour Wonder

Suffering from Spiritual Decay?

If the aftermath of the consuming frenzy that is Christmas has left you feeling bereft it is probably to be expected isn’t it? I mean – who or what can now fill that empty void left by the come-down after all that eating, receiving, drinking and general intaking of this massively emotional and frantic event. Well – you can take time to edify your poor … Continue reading Suffering from Spiritual Decay?

What Do You Most Want to Say?

In a recent creative book by the man who wrote fearless writing – I loved what he advised to writers. In a section on message he said you must ask yourself “What Do You Most Want to Say?” at every turn. Instead of waffling on vaguely he recommends really getting to the nub of what you want to convey. So – I apply the same … Continue reading What Do You Most Want to Say?

Process not Product

For me it’s the enjoyment of the process more and more. Mindfully musing and paying attention to what I draw or paint is a real joy and luxury. It yields spells of time where I can totally love what I am doing. Present moment awareness – that’s all we’ve ever got really and I think it does well to attend to the quality of your … Continue reading Process not Product

Nothing happening here

Move along please – nothing to see here. We are so hooked on sensationalism – I for one am edging more toward invisibility as time goes by. Quite happy in my own skin and not wanting to be noticed is a lovely feeling. That egoic need for approval, gratification and acknowledgement blissfully melts away as I get older. I have always preferred being a cog … Continue reading Nothing happening here