I’ve just got back from holiday. I went to Mayrhofen skiing. I didn’t injure myself this year, but my ski school group was small, allowing the instructor to ski our boots off. I am so wrecked I could barely lift my suitcase into the transfer bus. Skiing is a full body sport. Definitely need to […]
And I’m back. Artist improvement and not drawing everyday.
We got ofsteded. I am a perfectionist that rewrote all my lesson plans and SOWs. Then I got a horrendous head cold and am now frantically catching up on everything. Today’s post is brought on my contemplating a popular YouTubers ‘addressing the commenters’ video: I find her take on on improving and developing as an […]
Be kind to yourself
I often get paralysed by comparison with all the artists I admire out there, and am often really mean to myself about how I don’t do art like that artist/as well as that artist. It’s often something I hear from students as well. Why are we so mean to ourselves? As Minnie Small says in […]
It’s going to be okay
It seems everyone, no matter how successful I judge them to be (compared to my life, it’s all I have to compare it to after all) feel like they haven’t made it. So I hope you find these videos as helpful as I found them. (In the first video if you’re not interested in the […]
The right frame of mind
Waiting for inspiration to grab you by the throat, drag you to the easel and produce a beautiful painting, is a fallacy. If I don’t put the time and the work in I won’t get improve and chipping away at it a little at a time is more helpful over all (more on that later). […]
The struggle to art
If you’re struggling to get started with your art, give yourself time off. Having resolved to be all around awesome, do all the things and be fit for my holiday…. I came down with the flu and spent all the time I wasn’t at work sleeping and/or feeling very sorry for myself. Everytime I went […]
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