Ever heard of the Emotional Cycle of Change? Neither had I, until recently, but it turns out I’m deeply familiar with it – and I bet you are too. I came across the concept while reading Brian Moran & Michael Lennington’s book, The 12 Week Year, in which they outline (among many other things) the … More Painting: An emotional rollercoaster that everyone, actually, is familiar with.
As I write this, there is a rather frantic blow-fly energetically break-dancing on my office floor. Every now and then, it will have a little legs-up breather, before starting on another frenzied spin. Curiously, I find myself relating to its struggle. Since I started painting, I’ve spent many days in frenzied bursts of painting that, … More First-rate Find: Why lazy and painting don’t mix.
Have you ever looked at a painting and wondered, “What were they thinking? Why did the artist choose to paint that?…Of all the millions of avenues of inspiration they could’ve gone down, why choose that path?” Perhaps people look at my still-life paintings and those questions spring to mind. “Why does Fiona bother with matchboxes … More Context is everything. Or, why I paint what I do.
Getting creative AND getting organised… It’s a thing of beauty. … More I’ll have some Creativity with a bit of Geek on the side, please.
Why is Fiona rabbiting on about puppies and parties, when this is meant to be an art blog? … More Of puppies and parties. And painting.
When is a collection not a collection? And should we vary what we drink?
A pre-holiday painting-fix creates more problems than it solves… … More Lone Tomatoes Present Problems