artistic process – Ben Stamper

Growing to appreciate the works of this videomaker, also impressed by his comment on the artistic process, on his Facebook page: "observe first, recognise later"  


What art do animation artists love to make?

Moonshine, Dreamworks, animator, painter

Blog post from on "Moonshine" a book of 49 animators and the work they make privately for themselves.

Getting Started Writing Poetry as a Career – Simon Armitage

Simon Armitage, poetry, writing, inspiration, tips

Simon Armitage, a living writing poet, talks about his writing in 2010, and gives practical tips for writing poetry. "I've always been interested in poetry because it's so powerful: so few words, space on the page, and all around it.  So there's an intensity there that I admire." Getting keen to write His main …

Loyalty and Kindness – Drawn IN (Carole Bury)   Both a beautiful statement and illustration, by artist Carole Bury.  You can see more of her work on her website  She works through fine art, paper, textiles, drawings, often with the subject of birds and flight and associated emotions of joy and release. "As my pencils and charcoal dance and skitter …