Help Me to Pick the Cream of the Crop

  Some of you may have already seen my 'VegeTate' Gallery filled with fresh and fruity produce jokes on tees. For those of you who haven't, below is a just taste of what's in there.  However, I need your help... Decisions, Decisions! I'm going to be selecting a few from the ones below (my personal favourites)... Continue Reading →

Creating an ‘African’ Statement for the City that Never Sleeps!

Synchronicity, Fashion and Travel I was approached earlier this week by travel expert, Kendra Thornton — who has been featured on shows like Tyra Banks and Nate Berkus — she is planning a trip to New York with some of her friends and invited me to put together a potential outfit idea for her. Kendra shares regular tips... Continue Reading →

7 Tips on How to Market Your Art Online

Here's the million dollar question: How do I get people to notice/buy my work?  This article can pretty much pertain to every trade out there, however, I will be focusing mostly on art and visual products. Do you have something you want the world to see and take note of?  How do you get yourself... Continue Reading →

How Taking Things Personally Can Stump Your Creativity

"Don’t Take Anything Personally. Nothing others do is because of you. What others say and do is a projection of their own reality, their own dream. When you are immune to the opinions and actions of others, you won’t be the victim of needless suffering." ~Don Miguel Ruiz If you have a fear about what people... Continue Reading →

What Excuse is Keeping You From Your Creativity?

This is going to be short, sweet and to the point because I'm in a 'no bullshit' kind of mood today. I'm Pointing my Finger at You! If you are someone who knows they have an artistic streak buried inside (and believe me, this is aimed at most of the global population) and is not expressing it due... Continue Reading →

Why Creativity Connects You to Your Wellbeing

Look at how the creativity in others touches your own life. Try to imagine the world we live in without creativity — envisage Vincent Van Gogh deciding he was no good at painting and never picking up a paintbrush hence not allowing his perspective of beauty and vibrant energy to emerge onto a canvas. Or,... Continue Reading →

3 Motivational Tips on Getting Back into the Artistic Arena

I am back from my trip to Egypt and what an adventure it was!  More about that on my Thursday blog though. Inspiration and Chaos It was a whirlwind of events, inspiration, emotion and culture shock but inevitably, on the plane home, I started processing my experiences and began to drift into the abyss of... Continue Reading →

New Beginnings…Building up an Art Collection from Scratch

Faith Repaid A couple of weeks ago I had a buyer who practically cleaned out my stock of paintings.  This was great as I was still trying to source funds for a trip to Egypt I had already booked.  My theory behind booking the holiday before I had the funds was: I am using the... Continue Reading →

A Look Behind the Scenes — Painting an Abstract Landscape

Photographing the Stages of Painting an Abstract Landscape I photographed the process of painting one of my big landscapes.  I thought it would make an interesting pictorial blog. I have done a detailed description at the end of this blog outlining the inspiration and details that went into the piece, along with the title and... Continue Reading →

5 Tips on Getting Back In The Groove

Lost your Mojo? This can apply to any creative endeavour.  When you feel like you have done all there is to do or that you just don't know where to turn next, you have lost your groove! "I was selling out and painting what the public wanted." I was feeling really stifled a while ago... Continue Reading →

The Zen of Art

What better way to gift yourself than to spend some quality time creatively expressing your inner feelings?  "The Dreamers Night Sky" by Cherie Roe Dirksen I have only recently allowed myself to truly 'let go' and I found my form of expression which is more abstract than traditional (see above).  It has been a liberating... Continue Reading →

Digging Even Deeper…Inner Art Expression

Please read the past articles relating to this blog HERE (Going Deeper...Inner Art Expression) and HERE (Got It!  Inner Art Expression Expressed). The Cosmos on a Canvas A couple of weeks ago my hand, brush, paints and right brain hemisphere took my canvas on a journey into a very colourful cosmos.  Here is the outer manifestation of... Continue Reading →

Got It — Inner Art Expressed!

Please recap on last weeks article HERE. I left off with saying that I still felt something was wrong.  An inner imbalance, something was crying out! What Could Possibly Be Amiss? I sat on my couch looking at my painting, still feeling that something was out of alignment.  Do I still have to dig even... Continue Reading →

Going Deeper…Inner Art Expression

Please read last weeks art blog HERE to recap on this interesting new artistic expression I have discovered in me. Boring... This week I started off doing my usual weekly art schedule.  Painting pretty pictures (you know, the ones that 'sell') and when I got to the end of the day this one popped out.... Continue Reading →

The Space Within Series — Inner Art

Artistic Frustration I am experimenting with what I like to call 'inner art'.  I have always been intrigued with abstract art and especially art that explores patterns, sacred geometry, space, shapes and colour. "This series is going to be a reflection of how I feel inside, what is desperate to come out." But, professionally, I... Continue Reading →

Art Commissions — The Soulworks Project (Part 4)…The Finished Product!

Please read Part 1, Part 2 and Part 3 to recap. Let's Pick Up with a Hiccup! So I left off last weeks blog with a slight hiccup... My client came to see the painting and she liked it but I could sense something was bothering her. "I had misinterpreted her want for silver, black, a hint of... Continue Reading →

Ignite Your Creative Flame!

 The search for purpose or meaning in our lives is rooted in the deepest feelings that stir within. To find our unique spark, that will ignite the flame. That which burns to give birth to creation. For it is creativity that leads us to fulfilling our dreams and stokes our fires. A world without creativity would be... Continue Reading →

Painting Dolphins

As promised, in my previous blog about whales (read here), this art blog is going to be about painting dolphins.  As I explained in the 'Why you have to love whales' blog - I live in Cape Town and am privileged to see these beautiful mammals expressing their joyous souls on a regular basis. I... Continue Reading →

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