Category Archives for "Art as a business"

Mind set or Set Mind

Mind Set or Set Mind

Is our mindset in the way that we approach our creative pursuits. Do we have masses of ideas but end up doing none of them. Do we think to ourselves that we want to write, play music or draw and paint but have to be in the right mood?

Over the last four years, I have built up an artist practice that is now beginning to expand. It is based around doing something every day. More and more this is becoming focussed on sharing what I am learning whilst I am learning it. In a sense becoming an expert and conveying the journey as a point of reference for anyone who is also wanting to do a similar shift. Continue reading

Paint what you see not what you think you see

Paint what you see….

Paint what you really see, not what you think you ought to see;….. Claude Monet

This resonates with what I have been saying to my students over the last few months. Naturally, I feel that any wisdom that manifests is already existing. Especially in the world of art. It really helps me when I have a realisation that resonates with a well thought out observation. This is the best way to learn by doing. My eyelids go heavy if it is an intellectual exercise !!! Continue reading