Journal

How To Steal Like An Artist

So, before you get your knickers in a knot and spit out your coffee all over your screen…I want to share with you this great article by Austin Kleon I stumbled on this afternoon. Titled, How to Steal Like An Artist, and subtitled “10 things nobody told you about being creative”, it contains great tips for when we’re feeling a little less inspired.
I would normally skim over a lengthy post like this, but I found myself agreeing with so many points. There were certainly some “aha” moments for me. Do your creative self a favour and take a read. Now, I don’t want to be pushy or anything, but even if you only have time to read a couple of his points, pop back here and tell me what your favourite was. For me it was:

Step one, “do good work,” is incredi

Book Review - “Presenting Miss Bertie Page by Mel Brackstone”

I am absolutely delighted to share with you the arrival of an online purchase I made several weeks ago.
I don’t know if you know or not – but recently RedBubble partnered with blurb, the creative online book publishers to offer a new service to all RedBubble members: publish your own photography/art books and sell them online! It was also at about that time that Mel Brackstone was capturing the dreamiest of images of Miss Bertie Page – doing what she does best – using a handmade loupy lens thanks to Matt Penfold.

“Hmmm…”, me thought, “…wouldn’t it be great if I had a book where every page was a loupy lens photograph of Miss Bertie Page as photographed by Mel?” Luckily with the magic of perfect timing and the internet I’m now the proud owner of a “Presenting Miss Bertie