Art and creativity in the everyday world.

artling ~ noun. (pl. ~s)
1: one who creates art, esp. everyday art.
2: child of art.
3: a beginning artist.
4: an experienced artist who feels like a beginning artist when starting to create, usually every time.
5: anyone who loves art

The best way to start the day.

The best way to start the day.

I like to read books and blogs on creativity. There is a general consensus that creating early in the day is the most effective way of making sure you achieve your creativity goals. Well, I decided to follow that advice recently and yes, I can say it is a good...
Catching up

Catching up

  “The dream was always running ahead of me. To catch up, to live for a moment in unison with it, that was the miracle.” Anais Nin I’m looking for that kind of miracle. My guess is they don’t just flutter down on you from on high, other wise I’m...
Artist Interview - Figurative Artist Wendy Sharpe

Artist Interview – Figurative Artist Wendy Sharpe

Wendy Sharpe is one of Australia’s most awarded artists.  She has won the Archibald Prize, the Sulman Prize and twice won the Portia Geech Prize. She was Australia’s official war artist in East Timor and Wendy has been the recipient of many national and international scholarships and residencies.  I have...
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5 Reasons to Sketch From Life V’s 5 Reasons to Sketch From Photos = Win Win!

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I recently bought what I fondly refer to as my stalker camera. It is lighter than my phone and has a 24 times optical zoom (which I still can’t quite believe!). And yes, I do use it when I’m sketching. With my recent decision to pursue the creative path of sketching people in their everyday...
Figurative Narrative Sketching and a Little More about The Artling

Figurative Narrative Sketching and a Little More about The Artling

What is figurative narrative painting? Wikipedia says “Narrative art is art that tells a story, either as a moment in an ongoing story or as a sequence of events unfolding over time”. Figurative simply means the art is predominantly about a person or people. If you’ve read the Who is the Artling page you will...
What if I’m not good enough for my life’s purpose?

What if I’m not good enough for my life’s purpose?

It seems like a dumb question, but this little doosey has been on repeat in the TV scheduling in my brain. For years. And years. Well, it seems the time has come to find out one way or the other. I’m am (in my logical brain) certain I will be up to it. It’s just...