Category Archives: Arts

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Using Art to Relieve the Stress of Covid-19

Using art to relieve the stress of covid19In these troubling times, we are all experiencing some degree of stress (and we want to relieve stress).  I know some business owners (accountants) who are super flat out and stressed from overwork.  Others have little work OR little income and are feeling that stress.

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Redlands Performing Arts Centre Exhibit Coming Soon

Redlands Performing Arts Center RPACMany artists, particularly members of the Redlands Creative Alliance Inc (RCAI) group, participate in a number of exhibits and shows each year.  An annual and major event upcoming is at the Redlands Performing Arts Centre (RPAC).  This exhibit always has a large number of artistic exhibitors, a grand opening evening and all art pieces are available to purchase.  There will be both 2D and 3D artworks on show.

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Unique and Different Christmas Gift Ideas

Unique Christmas Gift IdeasAs we lead up to Christmas with a few weeks to go, the big question (well, there are a few) is “What do I get so-and-so for Christmas?”  It’s always a hard one to find gifts for people, so thought I’d put my thinking cap on for you.  Yes, you can go with the usual gift card or voucher, but that’s quite impersonal, you may as well pop some money in an envelope.

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Painting Outside (Plein Air Painting) vs Inside the Studio

Painting Outside (Plein Air Painting) vs Inside the StudioAt some point in any of my chats with fellow artists and followers, I get asked whether I prefer to do plein air painting or inside the studio.  A silent argument between the two has been lingering on some people’s minds.  So let me address that continuing concern here in my blog to give you access about which of the two should be weighed better or does one really matter over the other?

 

 

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Tips in Building Your Social Media Following in Your Art Business

Tips in Building Your Social Media Following in Your Art BusinessHaving an online presence in social media is absolutely one of the most important marketing strategies to promote a brand nowadays. There is no need denying the fact that social media (coupled with online options) is the best place to market your products because it is where the most influential and exciting interactions happen.  Every year, technology offers something that modifies social media and makes people even more connected to one another and to the things they love and are passionate about.

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What I Believe is Art’s Place in Society

Arts place in societyArt has become part of our civilisation since I don’t know when.  Well actually, probably since caveman days.  It is unarguably present in all aspects of our culture and activities.  All of the significant historical events are brought to commemoration through the arts.  Perhaps that is where (or why) we have the phrase “a picture says a thousand words”.  It is the most important record in every society there is.  It is through these that people are brought together as great accomplishments are being remembered and particular values are reinforced.

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Redland’s Creative Alliance Horizons Art Exhibition

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Opening Saturday 9th March 2019
At Myhorizon Event Centre Runnymede Road, Capalaba
1-15A Runnymede Road, Capalaba QLD 4157, next to Indigiscapes
4.30pm – drinks and nibbles, 5pm – entertainment till 7.30pm.

The entertainment supplied by performance members will commence at 5.30pm (gold coin entry to help our starving artists?!)
Join in this celebration with a diverse and wonderful variety of artists, to be held in the wonderful semi outdoors, newest event facility in the Redlands. It’s an opportunity to meet the artists, the people of Myhorizon Event Centre and honoured guests. There will be light refreshments and a pay bar. Please invite your family and friends.

RSVP to redlands.creative.alliance.inc@gmail.com by 1st March 2019.

Click here for more info.


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How Art is Therapeutic

How Art is TherapeuticAmongst the many misconceptions surrounding art is the belief that you have to be born with the talent to achieve something from it.  So many people are afraid to delve into arts because they think that there is no benefit from it because they do not know anything about it – or they believe they are “talentless”.  Well, let me say, that does not hold true.  I have seen and known of many a person who states they have no skill, gain so much from the actual act of being artistic.  Remember also that art comes in many forms.  Art can be painting, or drama, singing or playing music, or pottery, sculpture, printing … the list goes on and on.  Art has been a large chunk of my entire life; from bringing inspiration, motivation, peace, harmony, confidence and success, it has also brought me a wide array of actions that is advantageous to my growth and well-being.

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What is Your Advice / Tips for Making It In the Art Industry?

What is Your Advice Tips for Making It In the Art IndustryThere are so many things happening in the art world.  At times it can be a bit intimidating especially for newcomers. There is a need to cope with the realities of the ever-changing era of this vast art industry.  Life of an artist is a bittersweet mix of an infinite sea of uncertain arrangements, profitable demands, and aggressive competitiveness.

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How I Cope with Artist’s Block

We’ve heard of writer’s block, but have you heard about artist’s block?

How I cope with artist's block

Frightening as it may seem, the phrase is essentially the absence of creativity; something no artist wants in his life. Although it is not an unusual experience for an artist’s imagination to dry up – which can be frustrating, particularly if you are meeting a deadline or have to produce a piece for an occasion. The process of bringing back inspiration into your craft can be demanding but is well worthwhile.

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