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Bird by Bird by Anne Lamott

I’m not entirely sure what made me decide to pick up this book last year. I like to write, but I don’t want to be an author. I guess I was just curious to read the book because I kept … Continue reading

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Book review: The Strays by Emily Bitto

“More than thirty years later, the scars still sleep on my wrists.” I seem to really love fiction relating to art and artists and The Strays, by Emily Bitto, was no exception. I loved the story, I loved the language, … Continue reading

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Art in books

In my last reading update, I included a number of picture books. As I have a habit of going to Audreys Books and seem to make it down to the kids section fairly often, I tend to skim or flip through several  kids books … Continue reading

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Inspirations

I have an art-a-day calendar at work. It has a varied collection of art in different forms and from different eras. Most are easy to at least appreciate, a few have found themselves hidden behind my water bottle, and several have made me wish … Continue reading

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Giving up on art: my personal history

Yesterday, I read a book called “The Artist in the Office – How to creatively survive and thrive seven days a week,” by Summer Pierre. Within the first few pages, I knew this was a book I needed to read. I posted … Continue reading

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To keep or not to keep old art

I’ve been thinking a lot about old art (paintings, sketches, etc. that I did in the past). A lot of what I’ve been dragging around with me over the years is from as far back as high school (over 20 … Continue reading

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Are DIY posts bad for creativity?

Edit: Geen Geenie added a new perspective to this conversation by discussing the potential effects of prolific free tutorials on the value we place on professional crafters and their products. It’s very interesting and you should read it.  The one and … Continue reading

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Nashville vacation, part 5

So far: the Old Stone Fort Archaeological State Park, the zoo, down town Nashville, the Opryland Hotel, and Centennial Park. Today: Cheekwood. This was one of my favourite places in Nashville. If you have any interest in gardens, art, or history … Continue reading

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Day 22: Trees

I’m doing a photo challenge for the month of November, despite it being from August 2011, I’ve decided to use this list for my daily prompts. At this time of year (and on drab days like today), trees aren’t very … Continue reading

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Day 14: Flowers

I’m doing a photo challenge for the month of November, despite it being from August 2011, I’ve decided to use this list for my daily prompts.  Flowers are easy to find in the summer (when the photo challenge prompt list … Continue reading

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