I sit here in my studio/office, surrounded by a mess. I have so much stuff. It’s genetic you see, my father is a “collector,” and his studio is full of ancient trinkets and unusable objects. In my case, it’s more of a compulsive accumulation of art supplies. I know I’m not the only one and… Continue reading Building Colour Palettes: More Instinct than Science.
I’ve never heard of a tropical storm in Montreal, but we are getting one today.With a tropical storm on the horizon, the pandemic, and the insane amount of construction and roadwork in this city, it’s starting to feel suffocating.I don’t want to complain and make a list of all the things going wrong because nobody… Continue reading Terrible, Heavy Creative Block.
Using the Notion App for artists and creatives and Notion Mastery Review
We enter the Summer. This means silencing the information overload and ceasing to participate for the next two months.I wrote about this in this post. I need it for mental health and physical health. My eyes, mind, and body are tired. I’m worried all the time. One of the most tiring things is to be… Continue reading Living Small, Slow and Quietly
This is a round-up of classes I’ve taken taught by black creators, each one offers specific techniques and skills. They also go deeper into their creative process. They guide you into their entire workflow and the variety of art you can make with the tips they give can be outstanding. Writing for Expression: How to… Continue reading Learning from Black Creators
My favorite art materials. What a task it was to decide! I have a board on Pinterest where I collect images from people’s studios, as well as my wishlist of artifacts and art objects that in my head will create the most magical universe of creation. But none of this matters if I hoard. And… Continue reading Different Mediums, Different Satisfactions
Follow my blog with Bloglovin I’ve been hesitant for as long as I can remember. It all started with electronic music. Kraftwerk and the long history of technology as a means to make art. You see, I’m stubborn and until recently a snobbish purist. I was a lover of “the right way to do things”.… Continue reading Procreate and Me
Let’s say you want to draw or paint. Where do you start? You might Google the most basic question: how to draw? You might go to the library or browse through Amazon. You might get the book Drawing On the RightSide of the Brain, which I did and of which I only completed a couple… Continue reading How to Start Drawing
The best feeling about making art is realizing that there was nothing there, and suddenly, there is. There was no drawing, no painting, no photograph, no essay, no story, and suddenly, there is. The second best feeling is to know it was exactly what you needed to make. This second feeling does not happen through skill alone.… Continue reading The Art you Want to Make
It started with the nagging feeling that I was, in fact, not creative. That I couldn’t call myself an artist. That I could not make my ideas click. I read so much about creativity, watched documentaries, listened to podcasts, and I went from one thing to another, trying to make something that felt original and… Continue reading How the Creative Independence Guide was Created.
I’ve been avoiding reading about covid-19. I receive the Quartz newsletter and that’s about all I was able to handle. But today, March 25, 2020. I’m reading about how we got here. Last week was crazy, anxiety inducing, scary. This week is more of the same but at least I know in Canada we are… Continue reading Today
During these interrupted times, moments of disconnection are so important. I’m so proud of my husband and me for implementing No-Modem Sundays in September. You probably are sick of hearing me talk about it. But right now, ONE OFFLINE DAY will do so much to help our mental health. Yesterday I decided to purge my… Continue reading The Self-Taught Artist and Our Piles of Work