Every sight, smell and sound of St Petersburg was inspirational, and stirred my creativity to write poetry, draw sketches and ideas, so much so that each evening was spent sorting out my photo journals across twitpic albums and facebook in an attempt to organise my thoughts for later. However there was one place which evoked a different feeling and i ...

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I love, love, love, love, LOVE colour, particularly intense colour. For this acrylic painting on canvas, I was playing with juxtaposing intense complementary colours to create the feeling and movement of the dancing couples  See Gallery for full picture . The subject matter reflected a personal experience of attending dance classes in my mid 20s, mainly ...

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Why do I create art???

 Why do I create art???  Sometimes my brain wouldn't hurt so much if I didn't ;)  But there is that deep seated drive to do what I do...and if I don't get my thoughts out- who else will? ;)   French philosopher Simone Weil sums it up best:   The work of art which I do not make, none other will ever make - Simone Weil     So when I think I'm ...

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While I'm always espousing creativity and being creative, the only way I got here was by the commitment to my cause, which is being creative *lol* That's today's big C word :) Lot's of things can spark and stimulate your creativity...happens to me all the time and sometimes too much ;).  But it's harnessing it, and making it productive, and making th ...

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“God is really another artist. He invented the giraffe, the elephant and the cat. He has no real style. He just goes on trying other things.” — Pablo Picasso Always liked this quote.  I always remember that the most important dynamic element of creativity is that of curiosity and risk taking which are at the heart of problem solving...that's what cre ...

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