Using old art to inspire new art

Using old art to inspire new art

If you’re in a bit of a painting rut, one very effective way to inspire yourself is with your own art. Most of us have, er, one or two previously made paintings and drawings stashed away, and using them as inspiration is a strong argument for keeping what you...
How to make art in a small space

How to make art in a small space

“You must have a room or a certain hour of the day or so, where you do not know who your friends are, you don’t know what you owe anybody or what they owe you. This is a place where you can simply experience and bring forth what you are and what you might be.”  Joseph...
Stuck for ideas? 20 art techniques to try

Stuck for ideas? 20 art techniques to try

During the recent {epically successful! Thank you so much everyone who participated – am thinking we might have to do it again!} 21 Days in My Art World challenge, one of the prompts was ‘Favourite Technique’. I was so inspired reading through the...
Lost your art mojo? Try this

Lost your art mojo? Try this

When I was a tiny thing, if left to my own devices, I could often be found in the bathroom, making ‘potions’. I don’t know why, or where the idea came from, but mixing up different bathroom products was one of the most fun ways I could think of to...
5 easy painting tips for free and expressive art

5 easy painting tips for free and expressive art

You know that thing that happens sometimes when you’re making art and you end up getting incrementally tighter and more controlled and trying to make it ‘right’ or ‘perfect’, even against your own desires and intention? Over the years it...

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