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Life doesn’t always go according to plan, so when a good friend’s husband committed suicide and then another good friend’s husband was killed in a truck accident, the rails on my road got a bit wobbly and I needed to focus on providing support to those in need. It’s just a reality check - sometimes you feel like being creative and sometimes you don’t, which is all ok.  I ran out of my creative inspiration for some time and wondered whether it would come back. Of course it did - it just needed time and space for when I was...

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Acrylic Paint, Beginner, Global, How To, Impasto, Paint, Student -

While lying in bed last week unable to move about due to a bad back strain, painting was a no go. However that didn’t stop the thought process one bit. In fact it gave me the needed time to do what every artists has on their mind at some point. WHAT NEXT? With exhibitions around the corner and this blog to write I had time to put my thinking cap on. Impasto. What to do? What to do it with? As in my previous blog painting is not all about painting what you see. It’s about imagination as well.  Impasto...

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Acrylic Paint, Beginner, Educational, Global, Student -

With so many colours, types and brands of acrylic paint out there, how do you know where to start?  What style you want to paint in and of course how much you want to spend.  Preferred mediums and brands are going to vary from artist to artist. Though you can listen to recommendations from others, it's all going to come down to exploration. Your painting style will  influence you on your paint decision. For example, liquid acrylic creates a watercolour effect while thick acrylic will be better suited for techniques like impasto painting.  What I have used today is Impasto Paint. Impasto...

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Beginner, Calligraphy, Educational, How To, Paper, W&N, Winsor & Newton -

Welcome back to Blog 2 on the Winsor & Newton, Beginners Calligraphy Set. If you are thinking of purchasing this set or you have recently purchased it then congratulations, because Calligraphy is an art form that you can make into your own personal style. Whether you are a traditionalist, and love the old style calligraphy, or you are keen to embrace modern calligraphy - there is no limit to what you can do. I prefer Modern Calligraphy as it doesn’t adhere to traditional rules, which is perfect for those people who find the traditional calligraphy rules a little stifling. However...

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Beginner, Calligraphy, Linda Guiry, W&N, Winsor & Newton -

You can view the full range of available Winsor & Newton Calligraphy Inks Here. I was really excited to start using and exploring the Winsor & Newton Complete Calligraphy Set for beginners. It comes with 5 nibs, a nib holder and 3 different coloured inks - Deep Red, Gold and Black - and good calligraphy paper. If you are new to calligraphy using a dip pen will be challenging, but it is the most authentic experience you can get in the art of calligraphy. Like any new skill, it takes practice to learn new techniques and to build muscle memory....

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