Forget expensive gyms and personal trainers, just try canvas stretching instead! After my first three-hour session as Alice White’s apprentice, I feel fitter than ever. Do you know that pleasant heaviness of the muscles that reminds you that you have done a good job? Yes, that’s what I am feeling as I type this, and… Continue reading The Apprentice – Session One
Giving that I was with the people I most love, it was already a winning day. My friend ventured down to Peckham from zone 6 in North-West London just to spend the afternoon with me and nose around my newfound treasures here in SE5. There was a jumble sale event at the New Gallery on… Continue reading A New Gallery?
I went to visit galleries in Deptford on Saturday, it was as inspiring as Hackney but without the pretentious people. We started our mini tour at New Cross with an art map put together by the artists’ collective…not too accurate according to the locals, but good enough to avoid trouble. Trying to find The Old… Continue reading Deptford Art Map
Yesterday I decided to spend my lunch hour in the British Museum. Ten minutes to get there, ten minutes to get back and the whole time in between to sit down and sketch….brilliant. Shame I did not consider tourists. The first thing that hits you before entering the museum is the smell of fried onions… Continue reading Ramsesses II
I was reading an interesting article on how brainwaves work and how they can affect the way we produce art. There are four types of brainwaves: Beta, Alpha, Theta and Delta….orderered here according to how far/close we are to our subconscious. In Beta mode our brain is fully conscious and ready for managerial tasks etc.… Continue reading Theta Brainwaves
After reading The Artist’s Way (with a pinch of salt), I started writing the ‘Morning Pages‘. For those who are not familiar with this, the author suggests writing three pages as soon as you wake up, no matter what you write this exercise is aimed at recovering a sense of freedom and creativity. I tried… Continue reading Morning pages
Just put the ‘Gangster’ in the skip and had a chat with Michael Landy, odd Saturday. The idea of the Gangster came up when I wanted to create a piece to accompany my ‘Marvel Girl’: Originally, I decided to take inspiration from pictures of 1940-50’s gangsters, and was planning a contrasting picture in purple and… Continue reading Just put the gangster in the Art Bin