What Stops You Making Art? - #6 The Art Of Life Podcast

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What Stops You Making Art?

What stops you making art? - Any creative will tell you that at times making art feels almost impossible - trust me, I've had experience of this.

Before we get into this post, I do hope you enjoyed Christmas and are looking forward to the New Year.  I know, let's pace ourselves - phew!

Since the New Year is fast approaching and we can often find ourselves ready to embrace life with a new vigour come January 1, I thought it might be timely to chat about some of the reasons/situations that stop us from making art along with some thoughts and strategies for getting back to making art.

What's Stopping You Making Art? #6 The Art Of Life Podcast

Also, I reflect upon fear, perfectionism, self criticism and how to transform or at least take another look at these mindsets.

Take care and see you here next time.

Resources:

Dream BIG! Workshop sign up!

Ivy Newport - non-dominant hand painting.

Connie Solera of Dirty Footprints - 2016 year in review series.

Questions?: I’d love to hear from you – do you have a particular topic you’d like me to cover? janehinchliffeartist @ outlook.com

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etsy shop: My artwork: Originals, prints, gifts, cards, kits and gift cards.

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Dream BIG! - #5 The Art Of Life Podcast

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Dream BIG!

Dream Big! This week I chat about goals, desires, dreams, purpose etc., all from a creative and inspiring perspective.  I'm going to be teaching a brand new workshop on Tues, 17th January entitled, of course, Dream BIG! and I thought I'd share a little of what we will be diving into, regardless of whether you can or cannot attend (see image below).

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Dream BIG! Workshop

Here's some questions to kick things off for you...

  • What would you like to create for 2017?
  • Do you long to heal a particular aspect of your life?
  • Is there a specific outcome you would like to achieve regarding business/career, health, finances, spiritual or relationships etc?

In Dream BIG! I share some of my steps that will help you have a clearer perspective of what is important to you for 2017 and then how to translate all of that, so that you can attain your goals in a way that works for you.

I go on to discuss various tools such as a vision board, wheel of life, journals and questions to ask yourself so that you can get to the heart of your desires, goals and priorities.  I also touch on a 'contingency plan' that is always going to be needed when life throws you that curve ball.

Resources:

Dream BIG! Workshop sign up!

The Summer Day - Mary Oliver - Poem

'For I know the plans I have for you...'  Bible - Jeremiah 29:11

Questions?: I’d love to hear from you – do you have a particular topic you’d like me to cover?  janehinchliffeartist @ outlook.com

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etsy shop: My artwork: Originals, prints, gifts, cards, kits and gift cards.

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Please take care and have a wonderful Christmas...

 

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The Art of Life #4 - Does Your Home Make YOU Happy?

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Does Your Home Make YOU Happy?

  • How does your home make you feel?
  •  Does your home reflect who you are and what's important to you?
  • What could you consider changing around, painting, decluttering, re-positioning in your home to make it feel light, inspiring or whatever other word you'd like to insert.

What I've been pondering - Does Your Home Make You Happy? In this episode, I share some of my process, journey and what I've learnt and continue to learn, along the way.

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Does Your Home Make YOU Happy? #episode4

Some upshots have been cathartic and really enlightening, other aspects have been gritty, icky and uncomfortable but speaking from being further the other side now, I feel great!

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I go on to share some thoughts for you if you're at a similar point in life, including friend to friend advice to help a little through the process.

Resources:

Questions?: I’d love to hear from you – do you have a particular topic you’d like me to cover?  janehinchliffeartist @ outlook.com

Vintage Plate Display - blog post.

Decluttering - blog post.

Martha Beck - blog post on making a house a happy one.

A space for everything - blog post on how to make your home work for you.

Instagram: Come by and visit me.

etsy shop: Originals, prints, gifts, cards, kits and gift cards.

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Take care and I'll see you next time.

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The Art of Life #3 - Tips / Benefits of Loosening Up With Watercolour

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Tips/benefits of loosening up with watercolour

  • Do you ever struggle for inspiration with your artwork?
  • Or, do you sometimes long to paint with abandon after working on a particular tight painting?
  • Perhaps you're salivating at the idea of painting in watercolour but are feeling unsure and perhaps fearful of taking that first step?

Don't fear - in this week’s episode, we’ll explore some ways to use watercolour as a jumping off point, a means of relaxation and exploration, play between painting 'for real' and a way to dabble as a beginner.  I chat about the idea of, just as an athlete warms up prior to competing, so must a creative.

I go on to share various ways of loosening up with watercolour, why and how it can help you and what supplies I'd recommend.

A Mother's Love

Resources:

Artwork shown above – A Mother's Love - original watercolour by me.

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Art 2 Art - warm up ideas...

loosening up

 

  - (Click image for more info.) - Just Add Watercolour by Helen Birch.

 - (Click image for more info.) - Paint Yourself Calm by Jean Haines.

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Questions?: I'd love to hear from you - do you have a particular topic you'd like me to cover?  janehinchliffeartist @ outlook.com

InstagramCome by and visit me.

etsy shopOriginals, prints, gifts, cards, kits and gift cards.

 

 

 

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The Art of Life #2 Podcast: Pace Yourself

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The Art of Life #2: Pace Yourself

Pace Yourself - In this week's episode, we'll explore some thoughts on how to keep things simple in the upcoming month of December and all the hustle and bustle that is to come (well, already started to be truthful).

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I share some ideas for creativity, together with some thoughts on rest, faith, traditions and family time.

Resources mentioned on the podcast:

Emily P Freeman - holding a little bowl.

Hand drawn whimsical watercolour collage - ideal for art journaling, collage and mixed media etc available from my etsy shop.

If you have iTunes and would like to subscribe, please click here and look out for the latest episode as it is released.

 

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The Art of Life Podcast #1 Intro + Creativity Tips

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The Art of Life Podcast #1 - Intro & Creativity Tips

The Art of Life Podcast is my brand new offering and I do hope you enjoy it.

The Art of Life podcast

In this my very first podcast episode of The Art Of Life, I give a small introduction and jump right into some creativity tips for all.

 

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I do hope you enjoy my first podcast and please be patient with me whilst I settle in.  Oh and if you should have any tips for anyone wanting to begin a regular creative practice, please leave a comment below.

Resources

Elizabeth Gilbert TED Talk 1

Elizabeth Gilbert TED Talk 2

 

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