Monthly Archives: August 2011

Why You Need Blue Light in Your Studio

Long time readers of this blog know that I am nuts about colour.  I’ve just ordered a new bunch of colours from an art supply store (Australian-made Derivan Matisse Structure Acrylics – they have a wonderful colour range).  I take … Continue reading

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Curiosity and Rigour

It turns out that to get anything done, you need both curiosity and rigour.  One without the other just doesn’t work. The rigour is just about the process.  Stepping through the steps.  Making sure you keep showing up to make … Continue reading

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The Intimate Triangle – Art, Emotion and Ethics

Have you ever noticed how closely-related art and emotion are?  Curious, also, that emotion and ethics are so closely related as well.  It is no surprise, then, that art and ethics are also closely bound. This intimate triangle might not … Continue reading

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Why Are Songs Easy to Start, But Hard to Finish? (via The Essential Secrets of Songwriting Blog)

For song writers struggling to make those musical sketches and random ideas for riffs into a finished song, think about the form the song should take. I love the suggestion, in this blog post, about mapping songs you like and … Continue reading

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Cocoons and Dens

When I was a child, there was a special feeling I got from being in a den, especially one I had constructed myself from found materials.  It was a cosy, warm, snuggly, safe and secure feeling that was so comforting, … Continue reading

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Procrastination and Pain

Ever noticed that they can be a yawning gap between knowing precisely what you should do and actually doing it?  Sometimes, we may have spent a great deal of time, energy and angst understanding what is important to us and … Continue reading

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How Would Art Be, If We Optimised on Cost?

I saw something interesting today in a blog by one of my favourite bloggers: http://bit.ly/oP8BxP In this brief post, Seth makes the argument that although putting sea salt on the fries you sell (as opposed to regular table salt – … Continue reading

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