Monthly Archives: January 2013

Manet’s Approach

Today, I had the exceedingly rare privilege of viewing several rooms full of original works by Édouard Manet.  The exhibition, currently on at the Royal Academy of Arts in London, is well worth the effort of going to see, if … Continue reading

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Over Thinking Your Art

A well-meaning friend of mine recently commented, after reading one of my posts, that I over think my art.  What an interesting comment.  How do you over think your art, exactly? At first I was puzzled, but then I thought … Continue reading

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Melodic Discovery through Autotuned Oratory

Here’s a strange little exercise to try, if you are stuck for a melody.  If you’re not stuck, this post is not for you.  This is not the inspiration that you seek. Song writers are very concerned about the contour … Continue reading

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The Dreaded Learning Curve

I’ve discovered one of the most insidious creativity killers.  I say insidious, because these things purport to be tools to amplify your creativity.  Instead, they can positively hinder your creative output.  I’m talking about mobile creativity apps and productivity programmes … Continue reading

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The Loss of Wonder

Have you ever stopped to wonder?  Children do it all the time.  They come out with the most amazing questions and find fascination in things that older people simply take for granted, ignore or have grown weary of.  It’s very … Continue reading

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Where Should the Makers Be?

I came from a place that wasn’t particularly supportive of its artists, or so it seemed to me.  It wasn’t particularly supportive of its entrepreneurs, academics or technologists either.  It wasn’t too keen on becoming the next chic artistic hub, … Continue reading

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Why Would Anyone Pay Money to Spend Time With You?

It’s an interesting question, for an artist, I think.  What makes it worth anybody’s time to pay attention to you and having paid attention to you, what’s going to make them pay you, or spend money to make the journey … Continue reading

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