Making Art

Using your own original ideas.

Art & Money: the Elephant in the Room

There’s a big, pink, decorated, swirly elephant in the room. Yep it’s the topic of making money from your art. You’ve probably noticed I prefer not to talk about it.   … Continue reading

December 11, 2015 · 1 Comment

Sometimes ephemeral art is the most satisfying.

Not all art lasts for a long time. Some art is only around for a planned length of time. Some times its only for a moment. Ephemeral art can come … Continue reading

August 9, 2013 · Leave a comment

The urge to create is always there – 3 tips to helps you scratch that itch.

I was talking to a guy the other day; we don’t know each other well but we are both artists and we were joking about the fact that sometimes we … Continue reading

June 17, 2013 · Leave a comment

You don’t have to be from somewhere cool to make art.

I grew up in a small city. People like to make jokes about it.[ Weird murders… don’t ask] It’s not cool. It’s not New York. Or Paris. Or London. Or Shanghai. … Continue reading

February 20, 2013 · Leave a comment

Deciding to make ‘Good’ art just doesn’t work.

It’s always a bad idea to decide to make a ‘Good’ piece of art. Firstly, whether something is or isn’t good, is a subjective view. Secondly, ‘Good’ isn’t an idea, it’s a result … Continue reading

February 6, 2013 · 2 Comments

Mystery and wonder and the urge to create art.

My sister’s 20 year old cat Ti-ti died this morning. She died with my sister stroking her fur. Her breath slowed and gradually became raspy, then stopped. I just spoke to … Continue reading

February 1, 2013 · 1 Comment

Artists see things differently

I sometimes think the main difference between artists and other people is the artists ability to see things differently. Artists, like scientists seem to notice more details about what is going on. But unlike … Continue reading

January 18, 2013 · Leave a comment