Monthly Archives: January 2015

Unnecessary Beauty

I heard something that struck a chord with me, on the radio, late last Sunday night.  It was a speech about the power of art, by writer A.L. Kennedy, give as part of the “A Point of View” series.  She … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Just Because It Looks Easy

True masters of their art make what they do look easy.  It seems so simple.  They execute with such facility and ease that onlookers conclude that what they’re doing must actually be really easy.  It’s not.  Just because it looks … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

How to Get Better at What You Do

This seems so incredibly elemental that it’s almost not worth writing about, yet surprisingly, so many people make some really fundamental mistakes, missing crucial steps. Without any further ado, here’s how you get better at doing whatever it is you … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Appreciation

Appreciation is the currency that rewards most artists.  It can be expressed in many ways, one of which is the money necessary to sustain the life of the artist, but it also has to be said that most artists are, … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

They’ll Miss Us When We’re Gone

I read this today and it resonated with me: http://mic.com/articles/108570/how-the-rise-of-the-creative-class-is-actually-screwing-creative-americans The article argues that the creative classes are crashing (or have already crashed) and it attempts to point the finger of blame, to explain why.  I think the analysis is … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Bigger Brushes, Bigger Canvases

Here’s something you can try, if you ever get stuck in a painting rut, assuming you have the space and can afford to do it.  It can free up your brush strokes, allowing them to be made more flamboyantly, force … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

You Can’t Teach an Old Dog New Tricks

Let me state clearly, from the outset, that this aphorism is a piece of ageist rubbish and an outdated view, at that.  I know lots of people who are life-long learners, still learning new and valuable skills, in their advancing … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment