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

A New Studio = Permission to Play

I moved a little while ago to a new studio. And for the first few days its just felt… odd. A bit like you are sitting in someone else’s lounge … Continue reading

October 19, 2015 · 3 Comments

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

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

My beautiful studio – not. My three studio wish list items.

I have been thinking a lot about where and how we work, when we make art. It seems to come up a lot when I talk to people about making … Continue reading

August 30, 2013 · 5 Comments

Letting go

A while Ago I saw Bettye LaVette on Later with Jools Holland. She’s an amazing performer and what really struck me was her total commitment and letting go in this song. Of … Continue reading

May 15, 2013 · Leave a comment

Five accessible sculpture methods.

Many people think that they can’t try sculpture because it’s too hard or expensive: but it doesn’t have to be that way. Those of you who have been reading my blog … Continue reading

April 23, 2013 · Leave a comment