Making Art

Bringing Art Making Into Your Life

Drawing 6 – Get inked. No, not a tattoo. Pen and ink!

Have you ever tried drawing with a pen and ink? You should try it, it’s fun, easy and cheap and your good results will probably surprise you. Most of the … Continue reading

April 14, 2013 · 1 Comment

Drawing – I want to post truly I do!

I have been trying to post about pen and ink drawing but my broken interweb connection just will not let me. Every time it rains it goes bung. I am … Continue reading

April 9, 2013 · Leave a comment

Performance art: weird or wondrous?

Performance art has the ability to polarize views. Even those quite open to conceptual art can lose their nut a bit in response to it. Performance art is the strange love-child … Continue reading

March 28, 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

Finishing an artwork- it’s hard to know when.

We’ve all done it: gone too far on an art work because we couldn’t see that it was finished. Or gone too far because we were enjoying the process so … Continue reading

March 14, 2013 · Leave a comment

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

Art gallery descriptions – best ignored.

I went to see an exhibition the other day. It was one of those blockbuster exhibitions you have to pay $20 to get into. Francis Bacon. Now I am not … Continue reading

February 27, 2013 · 1 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

Playing with your art, a new medium, a new thread

Art is about making something and reacting for or against it. That is how you start to build upon a simple idea. It doesn’t have to be a process of … Continue reading

February 13, 2013 · 1 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