How to do creative self photography. Creative photo shoot, star wars style. What I do for fun when I am not painting.

Hello everyone and welcome.  Today I am going to share with  you how to take creative photographs of yourself.  I have added tips on how I stay creative and avoid or get out of a creative block.

As a painter it is very important to me to continue to think creatively.  However, there are only so many ideas that I can access before I run out of them.  So much like a car, as I have mentioned before, I need to refuel.  So to do this I have a number of activities I like to do.  One of them is to take photographs out and about.  Read on to learn how I take photographs of myself.

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Art giveaway ( acrylic painting of a fairy ) and exciting news from Tartantaz Creates

Well, Hello September 1st 🙂 I am in such a good mood today, I want to shout from the roof top and dance.

Today I am inviting you to join me in my celebration. I am celebrating a couple of things and thought you might like to share in some of my good sparkles today. In fact I am so excited I am going to be giving away the Fairy Painting entitled “A glimmer of Hope” as featured on this post.  She is also the first painting for the 29 faces challenge starting today as hosted by Ayala Art.  So quick read on to find out why as well as how you can be in with a chance to receive this original painting before I change my mind lol

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How to get the benefits of meditation without meditating – by creating art and crafts

Research tells us now that meditation has many benefits, helping us to maintain our wellbeing.  Now don’t get me wrong, I personally love to meditate daily, however, not everyone does. There are many reason why meditation is not liked by everyone.  Some don’t feel comfortable being alone with their own thoughts, others just don’t like sitting “doing nothing” for long, not forgetting not everyone feels they have the imagination to visualise.  There are many many more reasons, too many to mention.  If any of these resonate with you, then please read on…….. a video especially for you, will also be available at the end of the article.

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Good Artists Make “Bad Art” – To learn we first need to get it wrong

I would like to give you all permission to make “bad art” Please do not be offended by this as I mean it in a positive and supportive way.  Let me explain.  If you are anything like me, you are creative and love to create art but give yourself some impossible tasks.  If you are anything like me, you will have a tendency to be your worst critic and place a lot of pressure on yourself.

I have recently been liberated and was given permission to create bad art, and the person to give me this permission was, guess who?…………….Me.  You see the truth is we are, more often than not, the person keeping us back from moving forward, from getting better.  How is that possible? I hear you ask.  Well, we can only learn and move forward in any skill by pushing ourselves outside of our comfort zone, trying something new and to do this we need to be prepared to “get it wrong” first.

If this is something you can relate to, I invite you to read on let me show you what I mean.

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Finding inspiration at Glenrothes Art Exhibition

Today I would like to simply share with you a happy positive experience.  I am rather excited about it, which is why I am shouting it from the roof tops lol  I hope my excitement is catchy so you too find some inspiration from my share today.

I am an artist just starting to get my art work out to the public. I am participating in my very first art exhibition thanks to being a member of the Glenrothes Art Club.   I have 3 pieces of art work hanging along side lots of other great artists, one of them a portrait of my favourite German artist Lioba Bruckner  For me this is really very exciting.  It is an opportunity to get my work seen by the general public locally up close and personal.  Up until now I have only ever posted photographs of my work on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

See below for a sneak peek at the exhibition held at the Rothes Halls, Glenrothes, Fife.  With free entry it is easy to come along and see for yourself if you are able to get to the Rothes Halls.  Open Monday to Saturday between 10am and 5pm