“We do not always create works of art, but rather, experiments.

It is not our intention to fill museums. We are gathering experience.”

Josef Albers

How to let your paintings go

Love the art in yourself, not yourself in the art. Konstantin Stanislavski We've all been there. You've just finished a painting, and it feels like you poured yourself into it. You want to make it available for sale {or perhaps give it away} but the thought of letting...

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inspiration and ideas from the #experimentsincollage project

A couple of months back, I embarked on a new project, which I called Experiments in Collage. It was a way to play with some ideas I had and stay creative in an easy way while I prepared for my imminent move to Cornwall, while connecting and sharing the experience on...

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7 day series challenge 2017: participant paintings

We've just completed the second 7 day series challenge, and it was another rousing success. :)  The premise of the challenge is to create a series spanning a week in whatever medium you like, as a chance to explore your own work within a focus and time container, and...

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Make a mini painting series: The 7 day challenge returns!

***NOTE: The 2017 live challenge has now ended, but you can still download the worksheet and do it any time. There will be another 7 day series challenge next year!*** Last year I ran a week long painting series challenge designed to help those of us with magpie...

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