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Cupcakes and Meditation

Cupcakes and Meditation

I have a weakness for cupcakes. They are so pretty. Actually the anticipation is better than the consumption. At my wedding in 2012 we had a ‘cake’ that was a sort of tree of cupcakes. I was told that cupcakes were well out of fashion but they are less sweet than all...

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Fallow Land

Fallow Land

(photo credit: Shutterstock) In history lesson when I was about 10, we had to draw a diagram of the crop rotation system in the Middle Ages. The teacher explained the system and then we drew or sketched what she described as The Story of The Three FieldsA farmer has 3...

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A Studio of My Own.

A Studio of My Own.

This is the first of a series about the spaces that artists crave for themselves and how different people have achieved nirvana! Go to https://www.katiewhitbreadart.com/studio-blog.html Katie Whitbread’s studio is in a perfect spot in her terraced sloping garden in...

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Flow

Flow

I am still ruminating about the idea of how we know if a work is any good but looking at it through the work of psychologist Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi. He gives us another wonderful way to judge the process of making art. He suggests you ask yourself, was I in the flow?...

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Is It Any Good?

Is It Any Good?

Artists often ask: how do I know my work is any good? It’s difficult because the criteria we each use to define ‘good’, is different. And we might think of it differently on different occasions. Will it sell? Will it get a peer review? Will my friends and family think...

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