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How to make an animated gif from your step by step painting photos

How to make an animated gif from your painting step by step shotsIf your paintings or canvases are really tiny it can be tricky to get a camera close enough for a time lapse video of your art in the making. Three things tend to bugger up the process (for me at least):...

Scary reasons not to pursue your art and how to overcome them

7 Scary Reasons Not To Pursue Your Creative Path And How to Make Friends With These MonstersFollowing your creative passion can be a damn daunting thing to do for many reasons. I put it off for the longest time, but when I finally did face all the scary reasons not to...

Art Print Packaging Tips | The 2 Most Important Things To Consider In My Book

When you’re getting ready to figure out how you want to package your art prints, here are a few things to consider before spending money on branding and stationary.

Instagram numbers affecting your creative enthusiasm? This mindset will help.

I stumbled upon a mindset that helped me detach my creative motivation from those pesky Instagram numbers – the follower growth on IG that plagues any digital endeavour. Since this is a challenge that many artists who begin sharing their work publicly deal with, I wanted to share this analogy with you in hopes that it may shift you into an ‘appreciation of’ mindset over a ‘validated because’ mindset.

Lessons from the Dandelion: How to navigate change

MINDFUL MININATURE Lessons from the dandelion: How to navigate change I have a feeling that conventionally we view 'change' as the BIG unknown and 'acceptance' as this little thing we eventually have to give into in order to make the change less uncomfortable.⁠ But...

Earth Poem: An ode to the beauty and the suffering

MINDFUL MININATURE Earth Poem: An ode to the beauty and the suffering Which Earth do you choose to believe in? Which Earth do feed belief into?⁠ I used to believe in only the green, lush and growing Earth, but having painted both, I 'm coming to understand that we...

Top 8 take-aways from being interviewed by Crush magazine

MINDFUL MININATURE 8 creative insights I only uncovered after being interviewed I recently did an interview with the lovely folks over at Crush magazine (who by the way create drool worthy recipe shoots) about my miniature painting journey, the 365 challenge and what...

A key insight from a Hopi Creation Story to inspire you to paint

Insight  from a Hopi Creation Story that will make you want to paint again Mindful MiniNatureSome Hopi wisdom in tribal stories to get you in a daily creative habit. Some people learn by example, some learn through teachings. I, and I have a feeling you too, learn...

The unusual trick on how to reset your own creative purpose

The unusual trick on how to reset your own creative purpose Mindful Creative This is a personal story from the artist's studio on a lesson she learnt through trying to 'do it all'. Hint: It’s not a 21 day creative lockdown challenge It took an enforced national...

Tribe Stories: A unique gift for a surfer

Surfers are a difficult breed to buy gifts for. Once you've exhausted every possible gadget, tide chart, board accessory and the brand slinging shreds, you feel like you're out of options. They're also pretty simple, minimalist creatures (in my experience) and since...
Tribe Stories: A unique gift for a surfer

Tribe Stories: A unique gift for a surfer

Surfers are a difficult breed to buy gifts for. Once you've exhausted every possible gadget, tide chart, board accessory and the brand slinging shreds, you feel like you're out of options. They're also pretty simple, minimalist creatures (in my experience) and since...

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