Collective creatives: word of the year

I’ve been reluctant to start 2018, maybe it’s this cold that refuses to leave but somehow I’ve delayed my customary planning process. But life is relentless and this week I realised that I need to organise myself because there is … Continue reading

Objects of desire – flower vases/pots

Objects can tell the story of your life, they are guest actors in your own personal theatre and represent a moment, a memory, a person or a feeling. The painter Henri Matisse cherished his objects making them subjects of his … Continue reading

Serendipity, upcycling, democracy: The Art of Collage

Collages allow you to make your own images, break with the “ready-made” visuals of consumerist intention and subvert, distort and challenge conventions. It is a democratic type of art that only requires scissors, glue and paper, and a good playful … Continue reading

Failure is an Option

Why do we insist in treating our lives as “projects” with targets, outcomes and goals? Although they are quite useful, sometimes we lose perspective of the journey itself and get into not so positive feelings of “failure” without considering other … Continue reading

Bonito Living: everyday beauty

Beauty is everywhere, we just need to “see” it… Take some bunches of onions, carrots or beets, and there you have the basics of the “still life”, their vibrant colours, their shapes and volumes are all beautiful, enticing. That shopping … Continue reading

Space, Place and Creativity

Ever since I visited my dear friend Ann Rippin in her new Pomegranate Studio in April/2017 I discovered I could use my space in a better way. I have a ready-made studio at the back of my garden, it is … Continue reading