Loyalty and Kindness – Drawn IN (Carole Bury)

  http://cheltenhamgroupartists.org/gallery_657235.html#photos_id=13772077   Both a beautiful statement and illustration, by artist Carole Bury.  You can see more of her work on her website http://www.carolebury.com.  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 over the paper I sense I am releasing the secrets … Continue reading Loyalty and Kindness – Drawn IN (Carole Bury)

Paul Nash, Surrealist and War Artist

Last week, I went to Tate Britain (in London) to see the current exhibition of Paul Nash’s works. The exhibition has been on since October, but well worth the visit. I have to declare a personal preference for early 20th Century art, so Nash is well within those dates.  His usual palette is a gentle natural stone washed colours (see left) – but in war, the colours of … Continue reading Paul Nash, Surrealist and War Artist

So you want to be a writer/musician/director? (2 mins)

Listen to this poem by Charles Bukowski if you want to follow a creative career, especially writing.  It just take 2 of your earth minutes.  It is compelling and clear. He lists the main reasons to be creative – and traps that hold you back.  It’s that simple.  It’s the entry level test for creatives. Continue reading So you want to be a writer/musician/director? (2 mins)

How to never run out of inspiration – vivienne westwood

Vivienne Westwood is a top British (counter-cultural) designer, and has been for decades. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/8004710.stm In this rather rushed interview, with a very busy lady, there is concern for the environment, clothes advice and inspiration sources. Top tips for fashion in a recession…. bearing in mind that most people are a bit lower on dosh/money/spondulaks after Christmas. wear your old favourites over and over again buy … Continue reading How to never run out of inspiration – vivienne westwood