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Beware of the dangers of creativity

Creativity has been my life. I’ve only just recently surrendered to that fact, but despite my denials over the past thirty odd years, it has always crept up on me and taken over whatever project I’ve been working on.

This has been both an advantage and a disadvantage. The advantages are obvious, creativity added to anything can only really make it better, but it also had its downside. I had a dark period in my life where I basically fell into my creativity to escape reality.

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My Creative Plumbing

It has been nearly a week since I have created some art.

Do you find that if you don’t create regularly, you start fraying at the edges? For me, usually a maximum of around four days of no creative time for myself will start sending me a touch crazier than usual.

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Sunday Sketches – Concept drawings

I’ve been building a universe to support a sketchy plot I have. The main star is a human, but the co-star is an alien and when I started profiling him, I found I needed a much clearer picture in my head as to what he might look like. So I got out my sketchbook and did some concept sketching.

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Drawing Lab Challenge #15

This is the fifteenth challenge post for the Drawing Lab Challenge. Grab your copy of ‘Drawing lab for mixed media artists: 52 creative exercises to make drawing fun‘ and join us as we tackle the book together. Details of the challenge and joining can be found here. This week the challenge is… Lab 18 (Page […]

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Inspiration point – Gumnut’s gum trees

Eucalypt bark is rather unique. Some species (and there are hundreds of them) have bark of many colours. The Snow Gum that lives on the very top of our higher mountains literally has bark in a rainbow of colours, subtle but distinct in its own way. Another, the Lemon-scented Gum, has pink bark that almost looks like skin and wrinkles like that at the joins of branches. The Ironbark has almost black bark, the silver green of its leaves and pale pink of its flowers contrasting quite remarkably.

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Nutty interview

I have been honoured to be the subject of a ‘Meet the Artist’ interview on 365 Days of Inspiration. If you would like to get to know a little bit more about me, and visit a great site for inspirational resources, I hope you drop in for a gander.

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Inspired People – Sheila Arthurs

Today’s inspired person is Sheila Arthurs, an artist of remarkable flexibility and diversity. I’ve drooled over her doodles for some time now, but she also creates some gorgeous hand painted fabrics and dabbles in another love of mine, crochet. It is great to have her here as my guest and to grab a peek at the spark behind her creations.

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Of the Forest

I’ve mentioned a few times along the way that I used to write. Most of the writing I did was purely recreational, but some was aimed towards developing the four universes stored in my brain into something productive. So I thought I would share some of my snippets from time to time as my writing is as much an arty part of me as anything else and it needs its share of the spotlight.

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