Full Artistic Emersion

  After yesterday’s wee cerebral excursion into the meaning of art and whether to express one’s voice through the medium of mark-making or not, I gave it yet further thought but nevertheless decided to take action and at least channel all that pent up consternation into some more art. I play with a number of […]

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Art on the Brain – Roses and Kisses and Political Flags

  I sometimes ask questions that inspire profound but unexpected trains of thought, and therefore unlocking deep-seated concerns that were probably best left forgotten, but which nevertheless merit further questions and exploration – if anything, because I’m an inquisitive sort. I’m also fiercely political, though I doubt you’d notice from the works of art I […]

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Painting With Butter – The Christian Jequel Technique

I really do enjoy watching this guy paint. His technique is like painting with coloured butter, using only a palette knife and thick paint, and sometimes a finger to sketch out and block in his subjects. Lots of fun. The result is just brilliant, I think, and gives me much food for thought. Although now I’m hankering for some hot buttered toast and tea…

If you do get a chance to watch some of his other painting videos I think you’ll pleasantly entertained. I love his free use of colour in particular.

I’ve been letting my own painterly work dry a little this past weekend, but back to it tomorrow.

Living With a Narcissist

You will know when you are in the presence of a narcissist because, you will feel worthless and empty when you are around them. You’ll feel like you’re in constant competition with them and that nothing you say makes a difference. Your relationship with them does not evolve, it only devolves and ends in argument. […]

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The Long Awaited Fall

Dear Narcissist, Somehow calling you by your name takes the sting out of the contempt I feel towards you. It’s a deep contempt, one that took me a while to recognise and give voice to. You were my world once. I truly believed that nothing shone brighter than you; and that one day you would […]

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