Sunday, 20 September 2020 16:10

Permission to try

  There are few creative courses that I designed myself that focus on exploration of variety of art mediums and approaches to the creative process. It often leaves me puzzled when people feel like they must choose and master one medium and close the eyes for anything else. Sure mastering one is a great route to high skill level but when we just want to explore , try things out, when we want to play and use expressive arts therapeutically rather than as end of result orientated way, we can easily give ourselves permission to try and fail with pleasure.

Published in Creative life
Saturday, 18 April 2020 20:32

First marks

  How do I draw? The thing is I fall in love from the first marks and lines I put on the paper. My art from the early stages of creation must draw me in with intensity and attraction. Drawing must draw me in. I was wondering about this process and how do we approach creating art. Are we attached to this first line or do we move towards creation of the final marks?

Published in Creative life

  Last year was the time for me becoming more and more community artist that I imagined. Some new connections and contracts meant I started regular delivery of expressive arts session to diverse groups of people. What I did not predict was the impact it would have on my own awareness and understanding how art is needed in communities.

Published in Creative life
Thursday, 29 August 2019 17:19

Connection-Disconnection-Reconnection

 Human life is built around forming connections, changing them, reforming, disconnection and re-creating new connections. As daily flow of life goes by it is never static. Dynamism of life, its passing and transformative nature is something essential of every human experience. I put my drawing through a sewing machine recently to explore how connections can be recreated and what the consequences are of losing certain connection for creating new, not existing before reality. ...

Published in Creative life

 Some people say “why create?”, “What is the point of creating when you not at level of top masters?” I would say “Why not to create?” and secondly if you love cakes and still wonder how your mum made this apple pie would you deprive yourself from eating it because it was not baked at some kind of “top, posh bakery”? The point of creating has really very little to do with human concept of commercialised “success”. Creating is a different dimension, level of existing that simply doesn’t fit our pre-programmed by social expectations minds. ...

Published in Creative life
Tuesday, 21 May 2019 14:01

Paint Wonders

 Painting never stops for me, never makes me bored and always lead me to explore more. Without painting there would be no sense to life, no art either meaning. Once you start truly painting it becomes or you become unstoppable. After my still ongoing exploration of colourful and dynamic inner landscapes abstracts I am slowly moving towards exploration of life through medium of painting of series focusing on…wonders of paint in figurative inspired subject matter. ...

Published in Creative life
Friday, 18 January 2019 19:37

In the presence of the paint

There are moments when I need to be in the presence of the paint. Sometimes after long days left with drained soul I open up art room's doors just to breath the smell of paint- grabbing quickly a paintbrush and making a stroke on the canvas or paper is transforming the reality. Awareness of that therapeutic power of paint and its strong sensory aspect became clear to me some time ago once being involved into abstracts work. I never expected it to be this way, but saying that I never expected to be an artist some times ago! 

Published in Painting
Tuesday, 13 November 2018 11:08

Paint brush extention is all you are

 Sometimes I truly believe I am just a mere extension of the brush. It is the paint brush doing its work. Performing, creating strokes, loading the paint, making marks. My ideas? Come from above, appear from the cloudy reality and I am the transporter of them-some kind of communication channel. We all love to believe we are exclusive creators- great idea's holders and the special one. But are we really? More time I spend in the presence of art the more I am becoming convinced there is something beyond human control, creative flow itself actually is definitely beyond. Only by allowing that control to be taken by art/universe/god/spirit/soul (*choose appropriate) we experience the magic of creation...

Published in Creative life
Tuesday, 30 October 2018 14:00

Inner landscapes- painting what I do not see

 

Painting what I do not see became the theme for my new documentary about inner landscapes. For over 18 months my visual imagination has been captivated by returning to the process of abstract paintings of inner world of thoughts, emotions and symbolic meanings. I started small with journals then expanded gradually to bigger canvases and paintings going on walls. How can you paint what you do not see? They says “paint what you see” but how about painting what you do not see but feel? In this way the art process becomes an additional language, the communication tool between inner self, psyche and the visible surface of reality. Let's go deeper...

 

 

Published in Creative life
Tuesday, 01 May 2018 10:26

Stay in the zone

 

There are times in our lives when we simply, without wanting either willing, have to abandon creativity. Life gets tough, life takes over. The problem arises when this period becomes prolonged and we start struggling to actually come back to where we were. Our routines and creative habits are gone and we find it easier to find excuses to stay away from creating rather than going back. Then it takes longer again and we start feeling like nothing is worth creating unless it is good enough and that “good enough” is another obstacle resulting in fear of creating.

Published in Creative life
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