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How to cultivate pleasuretaking in your life

How to cultivate pleasuretaking in your life

Food is such an immediate pleasure. This month, let’s take the pressure off food and explore other ways to meet our desires and enjoy living 1.Paradigm-shift your pleasure. Think about how pleasure was presented to you as a child, and the rolemodels in your life….

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Tattoo inspiration: illustrations on skin

Tattoo inspiration: illustrations on skin

Who is the best tattoo artist in the whole wide world? I wonder why people don’t put more illustration styles into tattoos? Should I get one?  Catastrophe: askin for trouble It’s so easy to get it so wrong I live in Berlin, so tattoos are…

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You CAN make your own website

You CAN make your own website

Of course you can. You just have to spend a few absorbing hours fiddling. OK, then you  have to spend a few more hours. Sometimes I think: Is it worth it? * * * I’m redesigning my site at the moment. Thanks for bearing with me….

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Can symbols help healing?

Can symbols help healing?

What is health? What heals? Does our superstitious use of little symbols and talismans play a part in talking our unconscious into getting better?  Things crop up, again and again. Little symbols, or motifs, or wotnot. Theatre is full of these little themes. And I…

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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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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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Draw a kids’ book #3: Colour it in

Draw a kids’ book #3: Colour it in

Colouring can slow you down if you don’t splash on the digital paint. When you’re using iPad to draw a kids’ book, you can tidy it later One thing I found really helps with this is to use your layers in Brushes app. Keep your outlines…

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Yoga: how to be good at being bad at sports

Yoga: how to be good at being bad at sports

It’s yoga fortnight on illustratedguidetolife! With some things, like, um, well, sport in general, (and yoga in particular) I’m forced to enjoy being good enough Can you do this posture? RickAstlyassnah Never gonna wrap the back of my knee calf round behind my neck. Never gonna…

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Draw a kids’ book #2: On your marks…

Draw a kids’ book #2: On your marks…

On your marks, get set… draw! Today in our crash course in How to draw a kids’ book using iPad, we draft the whole thing. The whole thing? Yes! All of it   Already? Yep! Just rough rough sketches So, I’ve got my iPad… Open…

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Draw a kids’ book #1: A rough outline

Draw a kids’ book #1: A rough outline

Hello! Are you joining me to draw a kids’ book using iPad? This Big Draw Festival event is all about putting lines out there without fear or fuss. Now… Let’s get started! By the end of today we’re gonna have an outline for the whole thing. Can…

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