I dream of creating

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Hello! If you’re new here, you may want to subscribe to my fortnightly Aquamarine Artnote. You will receive a free mini ecourse of little drawing projects to reignite your inner artist. Thanks for visiting!I am taking a self portraiture photography course with the lovely Vivienne McMaster currently, and one of our assignments is to create […]

31 days of playful drawing :: week three

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Week three already! Here’s the round up of the past week’s drawings. As always, some that were fun, some that did not work out as hoped. It’s interesting to observe the ebb and flow of my enthusiasm. It doesn’t seem to be as related to the prompts as one might assume. With a bit of […]

what’s your recipe for creative bliss?

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“One grand boulevard with trees with one grand cafe in sun with strong black coffee in very small cups. One not necessarily very beautiful man or woman who loves you. One fine day.” ~Recipe for Happiness Khaborovsk or Anyplace by Lawrence Ferlinghetti A while ago I talked about how no one else’s formula or blueprint can truly […]

31 days of playful drawing :: week two

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Have you noticed how there usually comes a point in a project where the initial excitement has settled down and you reach a kind of plateau, and how bloody boring that can feel? That. Obviously I want every single day to be filled with glorious inspiration, fabulous ideas and endless motivation; for every stroke of […]

when the desire is there but everything else is louder :: a poem

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When I see people wanting to explore their creative side, their inner artist, and not doing it for whatever reason, I always find it so hard not to wade in and start imploring them to please just begin! To not get evangelical about it because of what I know it can do for a person, what […]

unexpected detour :: process of a painting

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After several weeks of not producing anything I was really loving on the painting front, {I liked a few things, but didn’t feel that heart pull with them} this happened last Saturday. I’d just completed my drawing for the day, which I was not happy with, but I saw in it the composition for an […]

31 days of playful drawing :: week one

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I honestly had no idea when I first decided to do a month of fun daily drawing that so many lovely people would be joining me! It’s such a delight to see the varying interpretations of the prompts, and all the gorgeous drawings coming up in my Instagram feed and on my Facebook page. It’s not […]

how to find time for art in a busy life

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What’s the number one thing that stops us making art? Time. Or more accurately, lack thereof. {Obviously this is not based in science or anything, but I can tell you it comes up more than anything else people ask me about.} This post is for anyone who feels like their days are all filled up […]