Art for the Heart

Quick Guide: How to Paint BIG

Quick Guide: How to Paint BIG

This week I'm taking a new approach to my blog by changing topics a little. So far my blog posts have covered things like: how to use art when you style your console table; how to make a gallery wall and; how to store your children's artworks. Whilst they have all been art-related, I have come to realise that I have shied away from blogging about my own creative journey as an artist. And so... I have decided to try that out today! In this post I talk about moving from small paper paintings to big canvas pieces.

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Q&A with Racquel from Woven Oak

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Q&A with Racquel from Woven Oak

Having always been passionate about interior design and décor, Racquel is the director of Woven Oak - a stunning Australian homewares business. In this blog post she shares: "I believe the term ‘beautiful’ is subjective, and that each person has their own definition of what makes their home beautiful. Not everyone has the means to live in their dream home (I know I certainly don’t), so home décor can definitely make a visual impact in terms of ‘beauty’, statement pieces in particular."

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My Favourite Creativity Hacks

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My Favourite Creativity Hacks

I'm sure you've heard of writer's block - the thing that causes writers to stop in their tracks, to freeze at their keyboard, to pace up and down their office continuously until they cancel their efforts for the day and make a cup of tea instead. Visual artists get the very same thing. I call it a creativity block - it's much more inclusive, isn't it! Like all creative people, I get these blocks on occasion too and over the years have learnt a few nifty tricks for pushing that block aside. Here I spill the beans.

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Q & A with Teniele Arnold - author and qualified mindfulness, meditation, and kids yoga teacher

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Q & A with Teniele Arnold - author and qualified mindfulness, meditation, and kids yoga teacher

This week I have for you a Q & A with the wonderful Teniele Arnold. Teniele is the mother of two young children, free spirit, gratitude lover, abundance manifestor, and the author of Finding Your Happy Voice, a story of one little boy's journey to discovering breath and his inner happy voice. Teniele's next book, The Adventures of Ellie's Wellies, will be available in August. This book has an underlying mindfulness aspect to the story and introduces parents to mindfulness for kids. Teniele aims to help parents and children discover their inner superpower, the power of breath. Why do you...

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What To Do With Your Children's Artworks - Part 2

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What To Do With Your Children's Artworks - Part 2

Have you ever been knee-high in your kids' artworks? Does your little one constantly bring home masterpieces from daycare, preschool or school? Do you love their art, want to foster creativity but not know what to do with all their creations? It's all a bit overwhelming, isn't it? I'm sure Kirsty from Project Sort would have an option on this (read her blog post here), but for today's post, it's just going to be little old me (read about me here) sharing what I do with my own children's works plus a few extra ideas I've come across in my journey as both a teacher and mum.

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