You never get the sense of time running out so badly than when things are standing still. It’s a very anxious feeling. Of things that you could or should or would be doing. Of all those projects that are not happening. This should have been a very productive art year for me. I mean, I’ve […]Read more "The subtle art of feeling Zen…"
I met Melanie virtually thanks to Jan Phethean whom I interviewed earlier this week. I find her works truly magical, they have this energy that brings you to a world filled with light, colour and wonder! Have a watch at the video conversation I had with Melanie: S: Tell me a bit about your background? […]Read more "In conversation with Melanie Hodge"
I met Jan virtually while organising a digital art fair for the Association of British Naive Artists (ABNA) of which we are both members. I was instantly mesmerised by the energy and brightness of her paintings, by her life journey and her positivity in the video conversation we had. So I suggested we make an […]Read more "In conversation with Jan Phethean"
Jim is one of the leading Cornish Naive Art Artists and at the age of 80 is still painting most days. His works are collected by many people around the world. He started creating art when he retired at 63. He sold his furniture design business of 40 years, along with all of his shops […]Read more "Jim Rodgers Art"
I seem to have started this post a while ago and left it as ‘draft’, so I decided to keep the title : ) I had an interesting start to the year, and got to the second stage for the selection for the annual exhibition of Royal Society of Watercolour Painters. Didn’t get any further […]Read more "Home is where the Art is…"
Sometimes life is like a theatre play that you look forward to seeing but when you arrive at the venue you realise you’ve mistakenly booked the wrong performance. You do feel devastated but you still get in, sit quietly in the dark waiting for it to start; expecting to be frustrated. However, it turns out […]Read more "The World Out There"
I’ve approached my first year at Warwickshire Open Studios with intense anticipation, partly because I’ve been preparing artworks and prints for it months beforehand, partly because I was looking forward to diving in those light hours of creating surrounded by wonderful arts and crafts and seeing new and familiar souls looking to immerse themselves in […]Read more "Warwickshire Open Studios – Giving and Receiving"
I love it when it’s so quiet early in the morning you can hear your own thoughts. It’s usually after Shadow has woken me up at five to get his portion and then retired upstairs to sleep on the sofa in the spare room. You can only feel distant muted noises and the aroma of […]Read more "Silent Time"
I wrote this last week, but just only got around to publishing it: Do you ever find yourself in a quandary? All of a sudden you become listless to all those little everyday rituals you used to enjoy… Do you find that your ‘to-do’ lists keeps adding things on and the only short satisfaction that […]Read more "Apple Moths in a Quandary"
I’ve written before about local arts and crafts and the magic they bring to your everyday life. So, this morning while I was pouring my coffee into a beautiful mug with Sarah Horne’s Botanical Art illustration on, I thought there is so much more to say. I first discovered Sarah’s art on a walk in […]Read more "Made with heart"