Making Art

Using your own original ideas.

How making art makes me feel.

Yayoi Kusama once said: If it were not for art, I would have killed myself. I don’t think I would go that far myself but I would feel pretty bloody bad. … Continue reading

October 27, 2013 · 1 Comment

Drawing 7: drawing out your ideas

We don’t often talk about the way that drawing actually helps us to improve or ‘draw out’ our ideas. We focus on it as a final result or  as an … Continue reading

July 1, 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

Take an Art Retreat – my tips for making it worthwhile.

Sometimes I turn making art into a real big deal. My thoughts go round and round in my head, and I forget that it’s possible to keep it simple. A … Continue reading

May 3, 2013 · Leave a comment

Making art: don’t be afraid to follow a glimmer of an idea

Occasionally  an idea comes to me fully formed: I go make it and there you are. But more often my ideas start off as nothing more than a glimmer, a … Continue reading

March 21, 2013 · 2 Comments

My top tips for getting into a creative headspace

It can be hard to come in from your normal life and get into a good head space for making art. You can try to do it by having a … Continue reading

March 6, 2013 · 2 Comments

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