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The secret of how to start

What’s the secret of starting to make art when you feel unable? Do the thing you need to do right before you …

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3 reasons you should know your place

Do you know your place? So often being told to ‘know your place’ is a put down . A suggestion that you …

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Invitation to Urban Scrawl Show

What am I so afraid of, really?

I now have just 20 days before I have to deliver all the work and labels for the Urban Scrawl Show. I …

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The art of trust

At some point in every creative project, the most important technique you will need is trust. All the screen printing classes, the …

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Don’t bring the roadblocks forward!

I had a moment of creative epiphany on my morning commute today. There are some major roadworks on the East Lancs road …

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The Art of dealing with Fear

In just a few days I am going to be able to formally announce the launch of a new website for a …

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What does being visible mean to you?

My last post about Linda Barlow’s gallery – In Search of the Invisible woman has prompted many well thought and well written …

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Art that made me angry – In search of the Invisible Woman

This old post appears to be getting some new attention because of a link in another artists blog post. I can’t ,eave …

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10 thoughts on pricing art…

This weekend some dear friends and I were debating how to price art. I know. That old chestnut. But it got me …

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Art and ‘sticky plastic thinking’.

Some of the genetic inheritance I received from my father is not that welcome (wide hips, arthritic knees, wrinkly knuckles, squishy nose …

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Why I signed up with a Coach for 2015

Art is, ironically, both the most social and the most solitary thing I have ever done. Membership of Etcetera, SAQA, the Twelve …

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Live each day as if…

I repeatedly see advice to live my life as if today was my last day on earth. That seems like a really …

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What is innovative art?

The entry form for the European Quilt Triennial requires ‘innovative’ art. Which sent me into a bit of a tizz. What does …

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The Mowgli Principle: 5 ways to nurture your inner monkey

Monkeys have had a bad metaphorical rap for too long. Whether we have monkey-mind, a monkey sitting on our shoulder or one …

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Six reasons why my journal is my best art tool

If I were stranded on a desert island, these are the luxury quilting tools I would take with me. Pen and Journal. …

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On being a back alley kind of girl

OK, first, put that image right out of your mind. That’s NOT what I am talking about. I am talking about this …

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How Sketchbook Skool peddles conformity (and why I like it)

I signed up with alacrity when Danny Gregory ( of Creative Licence Fame) and Koosje Koene launched their online video product Sketchbook …

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