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The Advice You Don't Want

comic strip says thank you, you're welcome
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Miniature Iceberg Paintings

seven miniature iceberg paintings

 

Pictured above are a few of my miniature paintings which I started creating as gifts of gratitude for some of the supportive folk in my world. Later I would go on to sell these mini-works as people loved their tiny-ness and wanted one or two of their own.

 

It was not long ago that I started this new project to counter some anxiety that I was experiencing as a result of the sudden positive opportunities that have recently come my…

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Studio Sundays: Winnie Truong

Winnie Truong in her art studio with a large drawing beside her and many sketches on the wall

 

Every Sunday we give you a behind-the-scenes tour into the heart of creativity, the artist's studio. This week we visit the art studio of Winnie Truong in Toronto, Canada.

 

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Rejection and Reaction

Rejection vs creativity

 

How do you react to rejection? Rejection is a big part of taking giant leaps forward as an artist, but that doesn't stop it from being painful as hell! I always tell myself that every rejection letter I receive is another piece of evidence that I am actually trying to do things that I don't assume I can do. It's proof that I'm being brave enough to take essential risks for long term rewards. I read a great article about facing…

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Curated Art Collection: Geometry


artistic close-up photo of shoes

 

View more of Sara Mercer's art portfolio here.  

 

Each week we present a collection of artwork from a variety of artists curated around a common theme. This week the theme is Geometry. As in the straight lines enclosing sharp spaces. As in the magic transfigurations of mathematics. I am guilty of becoming a bit obsessed with geometry in art lately and it has been showing up in my own artwork here which is why I selected…

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Studio Sundays: Thrush Holmes


Thrush Holmes in his art studio with large paintings behind him.

 

 Every Sunday we give you a behind-the-scenes tour into the heart of creativity, the artist's studio. This week we visit the art studio of Thrush Holmes, in Toronto, Canada.

 

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Colour Perception

Color bar test

 

There's only so much we can control as artists and this would be one of those things: not everyone perceives colour the same way. This means that people will see your artwork differently to each other and to you. I stumbled upon this cool little colour test on the internet where you can test your ability to differentiate between colours. It was fun and I was convinced I was going to get a perfect score ( but didn't). Here's the link…

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