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23 Sep 2014

Stop Calling Me Talented

Let’s stop thinking of ‘talented’ as a rigid concept that is inherent (you are born with it), and let’s start thinking about it as something more fluid. Talent can be built on and it isn’t required in order to have fun or do something really well. When people like my art they often tell me ‘Oh you’re so talented!’. It’s a lovely compliment to receive, but it always makes me feel a bit funny. ‘Talented’ seems such a rigid concept. […]

30 May 2014
Trust It Will Come | Art Journal Video by www.iris-impressions.com @rrreow

Trust {it will come} – Art Journal Video

I’m so excited to share a new art video with you all! I really want to create at least one art video a month, but I’ve been struggling to do it because it’s just so time consuming. But hey, tell you a secret, I’ve noticed that I’m getting faster at doing them. Who knew, practice makes me perfect speedy! Watch me create a happy cheerful art journal page! There are two specific reasons I’m so excited about this journal page. […]

29 May 2014
Connections and Art 101 www.iris-impressions.com @rrreow

Connections & An Exciting New Project Art101 Challenge

Making meaningful connections has been high on my priority list since diving head first into my artistic journey last year. I’ve always felt so isolated, like I have to do everything by myself and that sharing is somehow giving something away, something you can’t get back. I’ve come to realise how important it is to find people you connect with, people you can chat to about your hopes, fears, dreams, business plans, crazy-ass wild ideas! I recently bought Kelly Rae […]

14 Apr 2014

Am I An Artist?

Am I an artist just by virtue of calling myself one? When I create art, does that automatically make me an artist? Can I even call what I create ‘art’? Why is this word ‘artist’ so important, and what power does it hold over me? These are questions that occupy my mind often and I think are important to pay some attention to in order for them not to become obstacles on my journey of creating art and being an […]

23 Jan 2014

It’s Not Automatic – Deserving To Do Art

From a young age I feel I have always been given the message that if you’re not good at something, you shouldn’t do it.You are only ‘allowed’ to pursue something if you’re already magically good at it. Kids who are good at drawing should keep drawing. Kids who are not good at drawing shouldn’t bother. We say things like: “Oh I can’t draw” or “I will never be good at painting” or “So and so is much better than me”. […]