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Category: On the drawing board

  1. Frustrations

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    Hi guys,

    Just a general update as I’ve not posted for a few weeks. If you’ve been waiting, I am sorry, no excuses, I simply forgot. I’m terrible.

    I have been spending a lot of that time stressing myself out and worrying about ways to make a living with my art because at the minute I’m not even making enough to pay for supplies. I have come up with a couple of ideas but they will both need an initial outlay of cash that I don’t have.

    It can be very frustrating trying to find the balance between creating art that I love and creating art that will make money. I don’t want to feel like a sell out – that would probably feel just as depressing as not creating art at all.

  2. Mixed media experiment and Mayday battles

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    I said last week that I find taking a short break from artwork can be a good thing, and it is, so long as I do keep it short. I am pretty addicted and actually start to get depressed if I can’t create something. 


    Another thing that I find helps is to break from my usual thing and experiment a bit. It’s fun and you can learn a lot, eventually it may even be possible to develop a completely new and unique style and process (hopefully).


    So that’s what I’ve been doing this week. It’s an experiment in mixed media to gain different textures.