5 must-subscribe podcasts for artists

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Picture the scene: You’re up late, working on commissions. If you put the TV on in the background you run the risk of getting distracted. If you play...

The Brush Is Mightier Than The Sword

by Rik Arron on

It’s a cold and wet January Saturday evening in Manchester. On the outskirts of the city centre, halfway between the city’s main thoroughfare and the infamous home of...

The Art Of Being Yourself

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When we talk about art our natural tendency is to think of physical works created by an ‘artist’. In fact the dictionary definition of ART is, ‘the expression...

Hobby hoarding: Do you need pro kit to hone your skills?

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Usually I start the New Year like many people do, full of resolutions, creative visions and goals I want to achieve that year. For me though, every new...

Not Just Another Post About New Year Resolutions

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80% of New Year’s resolutions fail by February. Only 8% of people successfully achieve their resolution goals. Gym attendances spike in January but are at an annual low...

2017 A Year In Motion

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Is it me or does every year seem to get faster and faster? ‘They’ say it’s to do with your age, but if ‘they’ were really honest ‘they’ would...

Workshops that really work – The Do Lectures

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First of all, this is not a paid endorsement, this article is just my own personal experience of attending the Do Lectures Breakthrough workshop. Okay great so the...

The Lifelong Effort Of Trying To Find Your Own Style

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When you look up a dictionary definition of the word ‘fashion’ it says “a popular or latest style of clothing, hair, decoration, or behaviour.” Whereas it defines the...

Training your brain to find inspiration

by Jess Wilby on

Stuck in a rut? Sometimes you reach a point where it feels as if all your creativity is spent up. Maybe you’re out of fresh ideas or you’re...

Basquiat At The Barbican – A Powerful Experience

by Rik Arron on

I’m not an art critic, or attempting to be one – let’s get this straight from the start. I believe art is a very personal experience, something that...