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Creativity Thoughts on Painting Workshops

How I have learned to critique my work instead of criticize it.

The advice I hear and give out often is to treat the work as if your best friend made it. This works well to tone down the nasty voices that are basically telling you that what you just made sucks. Imagining your friend waiting to hear what you think, helps you look for the positive…

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Art Herstory Blind Contour Homage Creativity Thoughts on Painting

BCD #25

Blind Contour Drawing #25 – “Dishcloth on Line #3Β ” – Mary Pratt 1997 Mary Pratt grew up on one of the most well-regarded streets in Fredericton, New Brunswick. She was one of two daughters to a Harvard-educated provincial cabinet minister. She was heavily influenced by her maternal grandmother, Edna McMurray, who was the co-founder of…

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Creativity

When it’s a big muddy mess . . .

This is a recap of a talk I was invited to give at a gathering, hosted by Leah Goard for her Define Design Align Academy. In a room filled with intelligent and inspiring female entrepreneurs, I got up and started speaking about mud! I was accompanied by Marleen Vermeulen, my lovely friend and co-host of…

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Creative Play Creativity

Doodling, colouring & drawing

Creativity is the ultimate problem solver. The next time you have an issue at the office, a dilemma at home or are simply feeling like you are in a bit of a slump, try tapping into your creative side.Β  Science proves that giving your analytical mind a break and allowing your mind to relax is…