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There is no such thing as writer’s block

There is no such thing as writer’s block

Mindfulness-and-writing-yoga teacher Philip Cowell reminds us that as long as you have a pen in your hand, you have something to write home about, and gives five exercises to make mindful words Philip Cowell writes: I’m in a writing workshop for people who have a…

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Setting up an online shop

Setting up an online shop

I’m trying to set up my online shop properly. In case you’re wondering what I’m doing. When I’ve worked out how, I’ll tell you. OK? Where am I researching selling art online? Good question. I’m asking myself, and asking Google, this: What are all the…

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What burnout really is

What burnout really is

What am I doing? Redesigning my site. Not much output, transition behind the scenes. It’s necessary not to relentlessly produce, but to regroup occasionally Imagine if the world went in cycles. Oh, it does. Seasons and wotnot. Wotnot. Can you tell I don’t wanna mention…

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When I go slow, I feel sluggish

When I go slow, I feel sluggish

Going slow sounds peaceful. But what do you do when it’s fatigue, a fog of unmotivation, flat. Dare I say, depressed? Here’s how I do life: accelerate, brake, accelerate, broken Phase 1) Ambition: Inspiration and bright ideas are my petrol. Hope. Hope is my petrol….

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50 places to put drawings

50 places to put drawings

In the first of a series called Canvas, I look at where drawings look surprising, where they look good, and who’s doing the quirkiest ones  Tshirts (like this one from Magma with a David Shrigley design) Wallpaper (like this funky birch tree design) Tattoos (like these by…

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Version therapy

Version therapy

Reproduction is a pleasurable process, no? As I continue to play with print and paint, I’m moved by similarity and difference   ♥WOOP WOOP! SALE OF BIRD PRINTS BEGINS HERE MONDAY 1st DECEMBER WITH SPECIAL OFFERS FOR FIRST 48 HOURS♥ You’ve never been able to…

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Trying out an entrepreneurial idea: Keep costs low

Trying out an entrepreneurial idea: Keep costs low

This stamp pad made from a sanitary towel is like a Viz top tip for thrifty artists. But costs count Live on less We live in Berlin to keep our living costs low (by comparison to London). It’s allowed us to live on one salary…

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Printing with paint: I got thrills, they’re multiplying

Printing with paint: I got thrills, they’re multiplying

I’ve been quasi evangelical about the quick results of iPad painting. In a printing workshop last week I used real, hands-dirty paint. Whoa! Talk about prolific! I think I found a rival medium! “Mmm, smells like art”, said my 3-year-old when I put her art-apron…

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Commit #7: Overcome motivational blocks and fear

Commit #7: Overcome motivational blocks and fear

Writer’s block had hit comedy writer Sarah Sheldon. She took my ‘Commit’ writing challenge. In six weeks, she’d broken a barrier and even made jokes too Sarah Sheldon writes: Just start! I am actually going to address the difficulty I was going to write about…

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The big life questions, in a nutshell

The big life questions, in a nutshell

When I was revising for exams, I always tried to reduce the info to one eyeful. Here’s a squirrelsize snackshot of my challenges I’m here, a mother in Berlin, neither employed nor freelance nor unemployed, because I’m having time out to try to debug my…

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