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The Struggles of being a Creative – How to overcome 3 fears every creative faces

I’m going through some creative and life stuff right now, and I will share more later, but I thought I would first start with sharing this youtube video created by 99u a talk given by Christoph Niemann  I love the humor in this guy’s work. Anyway the things he talked about resonated with me and so I thought I’d share.

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Re Focused and moving forward… goals to set and places to go Pt.1

OMG!! I can’t believe it’s been two months since my last post!!!! life has definitely gotten in my way – things have gone down hill for me over the last two months, with loss of work and associated income.. and with that a general loss of motivation and focus.. leaving me very frustrated and somewhat despondent. I’ve been trying to grapple with where I am, what I am doing, what am I supposed to be doing and where the hell…

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Street Photography – Christchurch, New Zealand

Hi everyone, last Monday I decided to give my photography skills a test and do some street photography in the central business district (CBD) of the city I live in – Christchurch, New Zealand which is currently about half way through it’s rebuild after the very destructive earthquakes of later 2010 and early 2011. I just wanted to capture sights of the city mid morning and just catch people doing regular things at various parts from the still semi demolished…

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Some recent experiments in watercolor and graphite

Hi there everyone, I apologize for taking such a long time to add a new post.. time kind of got away on me.. and I am going through a hard time in my life right now which I am still on the fence in terms of putting my situation out there.. because to get where I want to go I really need help but I am trying to work out the best way to approach that. Anyway that being said,…

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Dealing with frustration…

Hi everyone, it’s been a while since my last post…. I have been, and continue to be going through one of the most frustrating times of my life to date. I would like to share more but I will leave it for a subsequent post. When I get into this place, instead of doing destructive things to myself or others, I do these, while I think about things. That’s all I want to say for now.  

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At last – website refresh!

At last the thing that’s been in the way of creating fresh art apart from some silly notebook scribbles! It’s taken a while and been a little frustrating as I took my wordpress site and morphed it into a self hosted completely redesigned using Adobe Muse. I also took the time to make sure it is responsive so it should look okay in most devices, phones to desktops and just about everything in between. Check it out here at vivanteart.com…

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I’ve been working – Work in Progress

Hello everyone.. sorry about taking so long to publish a new post.. I’ve been busy and in a mild funk to boot.. but more of that in another post. I’ve been working hard, new website Vivanteart.com – I would love for you to check it out! it’s still early days with it and I need to make it responsive – so apologies to phone and tablet users it’s coming! and new business cards too! In a related note, you may…

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EXCITING NEWS AND MOVING DIGITAL HOUSE!

Hey there.. remember last post when I said I had some more news? well here it is… Welcome to my Blog – it’s the same blog but it’s just being served on my own hosting/server! thank you goes to my friend Conor Treacy and his recommendation of inclusivehost.com who have been tremendous help in getting everything from my wordpress.com site/blog to the new server as well as helping me organise the uploading my new site now live!  My new website…

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At last some new art…. Plus more news shortly

Hi there readers… I know I haven’t posted anything for a wee while, I have been somewhat stranded between busy and procrastinating badly! more about that in my next post.. but to whet some appetites here’s some new art.. I finished this drawing a few days ago.. I especially enjoyed using the 6B pencil on the sky area.. And these two… “Little Orange Vespa” are 6 x 4 heavy CP watercolor paper. My reference image was thanks to Unsplash.com and…

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