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Can art heal the world?

Happy reader, as I write this I’m sitting in a local gallery for the day. I’ve seen such an array of people coming through to ‘just having a look’. They all have a single thing in common, they leave happier than they arrived. On two separate occasions visitors even said the exact same thing as they completed their circuits absorbing …

It's about time; creating in a flow state by Jan Allsopp

It’s about time

I don’t know about you, but I have beautiful memories of time when I was a child – and I mean ‘time’ specifically. It was long and slow and golden. I often dream of getting that kind of time back again. Last week, even by part way through Monday afternoon, I knew I was having the ‘longest week’. You know …

hands covered in paint

The day my fingerprints changed

It’s been one of those times when a lot has been shifting and changing for me, as an artist and simply as a human being. Even so, the last thing I expected was for my fingerprints to change! A big thank you Firstly, to those who reached out and offered support and kind words after the Studio Sunday 6 video …

Detail of original mixed media painting

Life lessons an artist can teach you – Part 4

Why do I think I have something to share that might help? Well someone called me wise and it got me to thinking… This is part of an ongoing series of blog posts. Here are the links to earlier posts: Part 1, Part 2 and Part 3.   16. Choose every day. Design your life, choose good things and people. Limiting beliefs …

Life lessons an artist can teach you – Part 3

Why do I think I have something to share that might help? Well someone called me wise and it got me to thinking… Third part of the ongoing blog series. You can see Part 1 here and Part 2 here. 11. Learn from those who came before. Read biographies, the classics – and look at art. 12. Be present. Look …