The joy of learning: Hockney at Tate Britain (London)

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David Hockney uses art as a mean for exsploring identities, languages, spaces, places, techniques and his own surroundings.  His exhibitoin “60 years of work” at Tate Britain is a journey into his endless curioisty, his wonder  about the world. A lesson … Continue reading

Open Studio 2016 – Seeds of Joy

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Remember, remember the 5th of November/2016: funpower, laughter and joy! And My Open Studio’2016! The Open Studio is mainly a celebration of life and friends, coming together to share our creativity with tea and cake.  For me, the Open Studio … Continue reading

Mastering the Selfie with Maria Lassnig

Selfie, in response to Maria Lassnig

If our Instagram celebrities think they know everything about selfies, they may be surprised about the possibilities of using the self-portrait (not only the face but the whole body) as developed by the artist Maria Lassnig  (1919-2014).  She really pushed … Continue reading

What would Frida Kahlo do? Exhibition at Menier Gallery (Artists Pool), London. August/2016

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Why people like a painting? What makes them connect with an image? For my coming exhibition at the Menier Gallery about “Frida Kahlo: Lust for Life” (http://www.meniergallery.co.uk/Menier_Gallery/Home.html), I have been pondering these questions. I prepared two paintings: one, Frida in … Continue reading

Experimental Making with Michael Atavar (1)

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How can we feel more creative? this was a provoking question by author and creative enabler/consultant Michael Atavar, at the Experimental Making course at Tate Britain (London). In my case, it is when i don’t have high expectations or I … Continue reading

Following the White Rabbit

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In her latest letter my pen-pal Donna Ladkin asked me if I have read the classic children’s book by Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland. This question came about because I had sent her a postcard from Beverley (East Yorkshire) where … Continue reading

Do artist need social media?

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Lost in the “jungle” of social media? Overwhelmed by the options of joining Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, WordPress, Snapchat, Pinterest, YouTube, Vimeo, Tumblr…. How can artist decide whether or not social media for our own progress, taking into account that each … Continue reading

Lesson 6-Becoming an Artist: The joy of research

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It is said that the only thing that artists need to be aware is that everything changes… fashions, palettes, trends, ideas, paradigms, believes… everything is in constant change and as artists we are normally the one who note or actually … Continue reading