Making Art

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Make Art Everyday – My New Year’s Resolution

Being a creative being in your not very creative world can be really difficult for a lot of us. I know I have posted on this topic more than enough … Continue reading

February 17, 2019 · Leave a comment

My New Book

For the last 2 1/2 years I have been writing a book about making art. Those of you who used to enjoy my posts, know that I have hardly posted … Continue reading

September 13, 2018 · Leave a comment

I am writing a book!

I am excited to  tell you that I am writing a book about making art. But my excitement is tinged with sadness because today I have also closed off access … Continue reading

March 26, 2015 · 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

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

Artquest 5 – Putting time into your storehouse of ideas.

Many beginner artists say to me, ‘I’ve done my drawing [or whatever] course but now that I’ve finished I don’t know what to draw.’ And even more experienced artists can … Continue reading

December 20, 2012 · Leave a comment

The holidays: top six ways for getting some art happening.

I find that we all get busy during the year and we say to our selves ‘in the holidays I will make some art’, thinking you will have loads of … Continue reading

December 6, 2012 · 1 Comment

Ideas for making art are hard to talk about.

It’s hard to talk about ideas for making art. Why? because you are trying to put something in the language of the eyeballs and the language of the form into … Continue reading

October 18, 2012 · 1 Comment

Letting your medium drive your ideas for making art.

Ideas can occur anytime. Just walking along the road looking at people. In the middle of a super boring meeting. Watching a movie. Looking at the rain. I talk a lot … Continue reading

October 10, 2012 · Leave a comment