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Habit vs. originality how creativity works

Habit vs. originality how creativity works. Arthur Koestler's seminal "bisociation" theory.


Koestler coins the term bisociation to illustrate the combinatorial nature of creativity — the reason it operates like a slot machine, relies on the mind’s pattern-recognition machinery, and requires the synthesis of raw material into “new” ideas.

In this respect the artist gets a better deal than the scientist. The changes of style in the representative arts, the discoveries which altered our frames of perception, stand out…

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The Unexpected Colour Party From A Parallel Dimension

I am so excited about the new series I am working onHere is a little sample that I'd like to share:

Acrylic painting of parallel dimension

Caught on a Wind from a Parallel Dimension by Rebecca Chaperon, 12" x 16", Acrylic

I am feeling quite proud of my new work, and I am overjoyed to be moving into an area of exploration that feels new and unusual.


You might wonder, "Rainbow explosion? What's with that?" So here's a little insight into the inner workings of…

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Fabulous Advice For Blog Maintenance

We've been talking and we all think it's time you updated your blog


You're busy, I'm busy, blogs don't always hit the top of the priority list. I'm not going to get into all the reasons why keeping a regular blog is so important but I will say this: when it comes to consistent would be a lot cooler if you did.

Sharing regular informative posts about your activities will help maintain the relationship with your art supporters. Through reading your posts they will be totally inspired by…

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The SOFT Approach: Introducing People to Your Work

Joan Holloway with the soft approach

"Aren't you darling? You're going to be gangbusters." - Joan Holloway


In the past I have been guilty of the following faux pas: inviting people to my studio as soon as I was introduced to them. This is the equivalent of, “Hey, I know you don’t know me, and we did just meet but I think, sometime soon, you should take time out of your day, transport yourself to my studio and listen to me talk about my art for at least 30 to 45…

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The Almighty Ensmallulator: Seeing the Big Picture

a painting seen through a magnify glass


Picture this: It's a late night in your petite painting studio. Uncertain about the composition, you step back to get a greater field of vision, and knock over your paint palette onto a freshly primed canvas. Your brain, addled by a day of coffee and starvation, has lost the connection to your body. You respond by wildly flinging your arm out hoping to prevent the disaster and, instead, effectively knock your fresh coffee all over…

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