Category: Blog

Embracing the storyteller

You know what can be terrifying sometimes? Realizing that you have so many interests, passions and ambitions that you end up feeling totally unfocused. Four years ago I picked art and I have the consistency disease. I literally stick by what I choose through thick or thin. So while the fear was always there, so was art. I wouldn’t give it up, even in the moments where I felt I was a fake, pretending to be an artist. But you know what that did? That sole, blinders-on kind of focus made me exclude some of my other interests as important. …

The Untold Edition — what really happened

When I started this MA, my work was divided into two veins. There was my self-taught, studio practice stemming from completely random inspiration, shared with the audience only after it had been edited into material I deemed fit for an audience. Then there were my community projects; an un-choreographed intermingling of me as an artist with my audience. The objectives of these two divisions of my practice were also totally different. Studio practice was sold, or gifted, or simply kept in a folder to look back on. Community projects were small sparks intended to impart a love for art, inspire …

A Series of Unfortunate Events

A Series of Unfortunate Events

Well okay, so not exactly a series, I just wanted to use that title xD But yes, the major unfortunate event that happened was: MY WEBSITE GOT DELETED! CAN YOU IMAGINE? I WASN’T EVEN ABLE TO WRITE BLOGS ON MY TUTORIALS! Enough capitals. It was sooooo frustrating to not have my blog anymore. It was like a heavy dose of ‘absence makes the heart grow fonder’. I never realized how much I’ve come to rely on this blog to keep my thoughts straight until it was snatched away from me. Suffice to say, I felt utterly lost. So the last …

TAABIR — Artists Collective

Outsider art. It’s an interesting term. Used to describe art produced by untrained people or people beyond the sphere of the art world. Personally, I think that the term should have been unnecessary and it is unfortunate that it isn’t so. Art shouldn’t be elitist; it shouldn’t require qualification or expertise to produce. If something is created with the intention of evoking, communicating and connecting, it should suffice as art no matter the expertise or background of the creator. I understand the other half of the debate too though. What about all the development of skill and hard work artists …

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