6 Impossible Things To Do Every Day

You've probably realized by now that you are the one creating your life experience by what you're feeling and doing in this NOW moment. Your past does not define you but your present shapes your future.

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Tchaikovsky: Messages from the Masters (Video and Free Color Therapy Download incl.)

For those of you who have been following my recent 'drawing to the classics' videos, this latest one is quite unusual. For those who haven't, you can recap on the previous blogs here: New Concepts: What Does a Bach Masterpiece Look and Feel Like? (Video Included) What Do Debussy and Mercury Have in Common? The... Continue Reading →

Viva Vivaldi! Connecting Us to Intelligent Design Through Music (incl. Art Process Video)

Exploring Music and Tapping Into Meaning In my previous video blogs I explored a haunting tune from Bach (view HERE) and the enticing sounds of Debussy (view HERE) through drawing to their music and seeing what emerges onto my whiteboard (including the feelings that arose). Today, I immersed myself in the blooming, fresh sounds of Antonio Lucio... Continue Reading →

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What Do Debussy and Quicksilver Have in Common? The Answer May Surprise You!

Turning Music into Art and Feeling To recap on the last video blog (New Concepts: What Does a Bach Masterpiece Look and Feel Like? (Video Included)) CLICK HERE. This week I tuned into another one of my all-time favourite composers, Claude Debussy. The feelings that came up after listening to Debussy were: Whimsy, Magic, Playfulness, Fluidity... Continue Reading →

New Concepts: What Does a Bach Masterpiece Look and Feel Like? (Video Included)

"It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge" — Albert Einstein Channeling Music into Emotive Art Before I launch into my Bach revelation, I want to give you a little bit of background about where I'm coming from: I embarked on an auditory and visual journey in... Continue Reading →

Misery Tamed With Mercy Meets My Massive Canvas (Photo’s Included)

I've been itching to get to work on a BIG scale. So, I bought this really large canvas and got painting! It's a concept that has been brewing in the recesses of my mind for quite some time. I wanted to mingle masculine and feminine energies together in one epic piece de resistance. I wanted to truly... Continue Reading →

The Most Insanely Creative Gifts You Can Give Anyone! And Saves on Therapy Bills Too…

There is a wave of creative stress relief hitting the globe in the form of colour therapy — have you caught the surf yet? I've got 2 of these colour therapy drawings to give YOU now, download them for free HERE (Watery Wonder World) and HERE (Fairy Garden). So what's this insane gift idea? I'm trying to take creativity... Continue Reading →

What Artistic Genius Are You Going to Give This Colour Therapy Picture?

It's been a while since I last posted some colour therapy art, therefore I thought today's blog should be all about fun, creativity and de-stressing! I found this drawing I did back in 2002 and decided it would be a good picture to colour in. So, readers — young and old — feel free to print this out and... Continue Reading →

Ready to Give Up? Why You Should Soldier On!

When the Going Gets Tough Life get's hairy — let's face it. "Perseverance, secret of all triumphs" — Victor Hugo Let me paint a metaphorical picture:  You're standing at the checkout, waiting to pay.  You're going to make a beautiful meal when you get home and you're salivating at the very thought of those steamed baby... Continue Reading →

Be Amazing — Always Be Creative!

Only Artists Are Creative...Uh, Not! Everyone has a special brand of creativity — yes, I'm talking to you! You might not think of yourself as particularly creative — perhaps you think creativity only has to do with the arts? Not at all. People who are creative can take anything and turn it into something beautiful. You... Continue Reading →

What You Need to Throw Out When You Decide to Choose Fulfillment

"Happiness is an inside job" — William Arthur Ward "Be happy with what you have and are, be generous with both, and you won't have to hunt for happiness" — William E. Gladstone The one thing most humans have in common is the desire to be happy. Although most people seek it as either a future event... Continue Reading →

Why Creativity Leads to Universal Expansion

  This is a quotation from my book 'Creative Expression — How to find your inspiration' which you can download for FREE HERE...you can watch and listen to the audio-visual on YouTube HERE or you can purchase the paperback HERE. The above quote is also available as a poster (just click on the picture to... Continue Reading →

Creative Expression Brought to Life on Youtube (Watch for Free)

"If you feel like zoning out for 10 minutes, putting your feet up and listening to some aural inspiration accompanied by soothing art then look no further..." Oh, How I Procrastinate! I have been making idle threats to myself for over 2 years now to make my 'Creative Expressions' book into an audiobook. After much um-ing... 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... Continue Reading →

3 Visually Stimulating 2014 Calendars

The Gift that Keeps on Giving With Christmas just around the corner and a mental block of what to get certain people as a gift — why not resort to a high quality calendar with 12 art prints for use after the year is over? I have just brought out my brand new 2014 calendar... Continue Reading →

Could You Do With an Infinite Supply of Money?

Money, Money, Money Oh boy, ABBA got it right — it is a rich man's world!  Financial flow is a sticky and uncomfortable topic.  We all want a constant stream of income to live well, whatever your version of 'well' is. For me personally, I care not for Porches, Gucci handbags or Mansions — I... Continue Reading →

What Always Helps Me Out When I’m Stuck in ‘The Void’

Lost in a Forest of Doubt "Trees are amazing life forms as they are grounded and rooted to the earth yet their branches are always caressing the sky — the ultimate metaphor for balance (as above so below, as within so without)." At the beginning of last week, I found myself in a bit of... Continue Reading →

2 Musical Quotations To Take Note Of

Both these pictures are taken from my paintings which can be purchased as prints (see below — click on pictures to take you to the print store): I use RedBubble for all my art prints — read more about why HERE You may also enjoy: Dripping Art, Dragonflies and Mood Enhancing Facebook Timelines 2 Simple Quotes... Continue Reading →

Healing Through Art — The Gates to Wonderland Just Got Flung Wide Open

Lust For Life I started off my career in art exploring what I like to call ‘decorative’ painting.  You know the sort;  flowers, trees, butterflies, sunsets, whatever tickled my fancies.  There is nothing wrong with this kind of expression and it paves the way for mastering specific techniques and mediums but I always felt a... Continue Reading →

12 Things Successful People Do

In a world where almost everything seems to be competitive and the yearning for success is rife, take heart in knowing that you can benefit greatly by learning from others and how they manage and maintain success in order to establish a winning formula for your life

4 Things to Ask Yourself When Searching for Purpose

When I chased after money, I never had enough. When I got my life on purpose and focused on giving of myself and everything that arrived into my life, then I was prosperous. ~Wayne Dyer The Burning Question What is my purpose?  The one sweltering question we try so hard to answer and fulfill in our... Continue Reading →

Never-Before-Seen Photographs of How I Paint my Patterned Poppies

Secrets of the Trade In the fabulously expressive and creative world of art, I am probably best known for my gold spiral-patterned backgrounds that are usually laced with flowers in the foreground — which, in more cases than not, happen to be poppies (just because I am so very fond of them). Here is the finished result... 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 →

Take The Test — Are You a Slave to Social Networking?

This is not going to be an article bashing social networking or shouting from the rooftops that it’s from the devil.  No, I find it an extremely helpful, if not detrimental, modern-day tool.  I utilize it socially — to stay in touch with friends and family — and I use it for my business. Social... Continue Reading →

The Fine Balancing Art of Yin and Yang

Tried and Tested — A Tale of Two Countries In the past 2 years I have experienced the delights of visiting Thailand and being bowled over by their inherent sense of beauty and creativity to their humble way of life and their desire to please.  I have also recently been to Egypt and have encountered,... Continue Reading →

Incredible Inspiring Art by Stephen Wiltshire

I just had to share this with my readers when I saw it circulating on Facebook.  What an inspiration this man is! The below extract is taken from Stephens site, you can visit that here to see more from this incredible artist. Stephen Wiltshire is an artist who draws and paints detailed cityscapes. He has a            ... 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 →

What Does Thanks-Giving Mean to You?

Now for those of you wondering what a South African has to say about Thanksgiving — this is not about the American holiday, it is about the art and practice of gratitude. Why is Gratitude Important? Gratitude, like everything else in the universe, is a workable energy. On the scale of polarity, it is a... Continue Reading →

How to Get Your Creative Space Working For You

I had not picked up a paint-brush in ages.  I decided a few months back to devote my time to writing and the site.  But, to be perfectly honest with you, I am missing the art side of things like crazy. I suppose you can't just switch something off in you that is innate and... Continue Reading →

How to Gift Yourself with Gratitude

The Attitude for Gratitude With Thanksgiving just around the corner, I was thinking about how all global citizens can catch a ride on this American holiday wave. Gratitude is something we should express every day, not just on one particular day — obviously.  However, having one 'big' day to truly express your thanks is not a bad... Continue Reading →

2 Commonly Accepted Lies that You May Believe

Lie no. 1.  You should fit in and be normal like everyone else.  You know the story, white picket fence and two and a half kids, 9-5 job, etc. REALITY — Do what YOU want to do with your life, be who YOU want to be and live under a bridge if it makes you... Continue Reading →

The Simple Pleasures in Life

Flower Power I was out walking with a friend yesterday, we noticed some beautiful gardens. Among the gorgeous, colourful flower beds, my eye fell upon some wild red poppies.  It brought back memories of my poppy painting days.  So I took a trip down memory lane and pulled out some of these quotes to accompany my poppy art. ... Continue Reading →

9 Great Reasons for Getting Creative (No Artistic Experience Needed)

Why Should I Bother With Creativity? I’m going to answer that question with another question. What better way to gift yourself than to spend some quality time expressing your inner feelings and desires? Creativity is for everyone, not just arts and crafters. Look at how the creativity in others touches your own life. Let Me Paint a... Continue Reading →

Don’t You Get It?

Okay, these weeks are really rolling away fast.  I can't keep track of time or the date anymore, it feels like we're in a no-time bubble.  But, all blurbs aside, we have happened on that magical day of the week — yes, it's Friday...again!  And that means that I need to cough up something useful... Continue Reading →

Rock Art Series — The Beatles

Yes, I know I have kept you waiting for the second piece of this series but wait no longer! For those of you who have not been following the 'Rock Art' journey, you can check out what's been going on (within you and) without you here: 10 Bands, 10 Paintings — Let the Rock Art... Continue Reading →

The artwork above and below come from an interesting article I picked up from the Fast Company website (click the link below to take you to the article). 100 Years Ago, French Artists Predicted The Future With Eerie Accuracy  I think some of the images were indeed, very strange, but some were eerily smack on the... Continue Reading →

Does The Sun Shine Out Of Your Bottom?

An age-old question that has plagued mankind since the dawn of the ego... Ego Or True-Nature? The truth is that the sun does indeed beam out of your backside, but not in the form of any ego-based identity.  No, it's all about your creative flare — what are you doing to beautify your world and... 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 →

Welcome to my Wonderland!

I chose a Wonderland theme for my site because I feel like I am skipping down that proverbial 'Rabbit Hole' —  I want to take as many people down with me...that sounds rather ambiguous now, doesn't it? If you are new here or would like a recap on who I am and what I'm about,... 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 →

20 Ways to Set Your Spirit Soaring (and they’re all FREE)

Getting in touch with your innate sense of well-being can be fun, inexpensive and easy. Here is a list of things that life has to offer that are 100% free — no strings attached (except in the case of playing with kittens): Friendship — Connect with real people (not just social networking), make new connections... 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 →

Why You’ve Got to Love Whales (and Paint Them!)

Today's blog is going to be about the mammals of the world beneath the waves and what inspired me to paint this picture (left). I live in Cape Town, in the False Bay area.  We are privileged to get the annual migration of whales to our seas every year round about July/August.  It is such... Continue Reading →

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