Category: inspiration point

  • The importance of others’ art in your art practice

    The importance of others’ art in your art practice

    This piece demonstrates why you can not work alone and why you need other artists’ art work in your life.

  • Inspiration through Exploration – confined colour palettes

    In this series I am focussing on finding inspiration through exploration of media and the world around us. Most of the time inspiration doesn’t hit us out of the blue, we have to go looking for it.

  • Experimenting with form

    Experimenting with form

    Wattle flowers are a challenge in art. I see them most often either simply little yellow circles or little yellow dots. They are not exactly a flower that screams to be drawn in detail. But as I am somewhat obsessed in finding the beauty in the unnoticed, I’ve found myself a little obsessed with these…

  • The Creative Drive

    The Creative Drive

    Do you find yourself driven to make something? If given homework at school, did you hand yours up neatly written, but plain, or neatly written and decorated with multicolour penwork? What do you think is the force behind this need to create, make, or otherwise construct something out of anything?

  • Inspiration Point – Silver Sands

    Inspiration Point – Silver Sands

    It may rain, the sky full of grey cloud cutting off the sun. But for every raindrop there is a refracted rainbow. Don’t miss the beauty for the water in your eyes. ~ Gumnut Logic, 31 Oct 2005

  • Inspiration Point – The Black Forest

    Inspiration Point – The Black Forest

    God, this is scary – actually writing it down. Does this mean I actually have to follow up on it? 😀 It is more of a project than a resolution, but it is something that has been floating around in the vast empty space I use for a brain for several years now, and it…

  • How I learnt portraiture – Inspiration Point

    How I learnt portraiture – Inspiration Point

    I’m a Star Trek fan. Trekkie, Trekker, odd-ball and nerd, I’m a fan of the original 1965 television show, Star Trek. I have a book collection, a comic collection, all the films and television episodes on DVD with several documentaries kept on good ol’ VHS. I have a model of two different Enterprises on my…

  • Inspiration point – Gumnut’s gum trees

    Inspiration point – Gumnut’s gum trees

    Eucalypt bark is rather unique. Some species (and there are hundreds of them) have bark of many colours. The Snow Gum that lives on the very top of our higher mountains literally has bark in a rainbow of colours, subtle but distinct in its own way. Another, the Lemon-scented Gum, has pink bark that almost…

  • Inspiration Point – Winter rains

    Inspiration Point – Winter rains

    I think when you are free of constraints and out travelling, you see the world from a different perspective. Too much of our time is spent rushing there, dashing here, closetting ourselves at whatever workstation gives us money, and we don’t have the time to stop and look, really look at the world around us.

  • Inspiration point – I want to write music

    Inspiration point – I want to write music

    I’ve known for a long time that I don’t see the world quite the same way as most people. I’ve been known to be weird, odd, out of step, Aquarian, or just plain strange. I’m good at getting the wrong end of the stick in a conversation, and in group learning, my answers are always…