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 So this week I have had a student from the local sixth form doing her work experience with me in the shop and studio in the name of doing my bit for the potential artists of the future. These kids are full of excitement and wonder and it is always a pleasure to take them through the ins and outs of being a self-employed artist and showing them just how diverse and open to challenges you have to be to make it in this game, as well as how much work you have to put in - long hours and...

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Artists Blog, My Arty Crafty Life -

We are all dreamers, planners and adventurers, but how many times do our dreams, plans and adventures get put on hold because our day-to-day routines and lives get in the way!

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Artists Blog, My Arty Crafty Life -

 So here goes my first painting of 2022 and starting once more with a blank canvas. I have been doing lots of sketches and planning my artwork for the coming 12 months and lots of other creative things, but then once you have done all that and find yourself at the point where you really need to put pencil to paper, paintbrush to canvas or cutting tool to lino.  For me at this point there is period of what I call ‘Blank Canvas Syndrome’. I have a moment where I stare in complete bewilderment at the canvas I have placed...

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Artists Blog, My Arty Crafty Life -

When it comes to writing a blog, the helpful information that came up on Google when I typed in “How do I start a blog?, tells you that you need to write something that is interesting for your reader, something informative and factual, while also putting yourself and your ideas across. Come up with an interesting name for your blog that will draw potential readers in and then write content that will keep them on the line once you have hooked them!!!

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