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Conundrums of Art: which are yours?

Lamy Drawings

I’m currently reading a fantastic book: 33 Artists in 3 Acts by Sarah Thornton It’s a book that presents us with some of the world’s leading professional artists. This means, people who don’t even need to physically create their works but just imagine them and get their staff to make it for them. Strange when just one look at Instagram and we see so many artists …

When to Paint?

I have been listening to a few podcasts about focusing or getting rid of distractions. Usually this topic comes up again and again at the same time each year, same with articles and podcast episodes about social media sabbaticals and reducing time online. It’s an inevitable cycle. The strangest feeling is when you actually disconnect for a few days and then you come back to …

Who says easter eggs need to be pastel?

In Mexico, Easter is mostly  a religious holiday, but as every other North American holiday we have embraced the fun bits and make them our own. I haven’t lived in Mexico since 2006, and back then I never saw easter eggs in a super market. Now my family tells me it’s full of bunnies and eggs and I imagine the egg hunting tradition will pick …

Design Garden’s Foundation course – a review

I started this blog in the summer of 2014. My idea behind it was to document how after decades of searching, I’d finally found my creative path. I thought it was drawing and watercoloring, but it wasn’t. My sketchbooks are a mess of failed watercolors. But I don’t suck at drawing. I think I do have a steady hand and a good eye. I wanted …

The creative process

The term hand-made or hand-drawn is widely used even by illustrators and artists that work exclusively with digital means. When I started drawing I wondered what was the value of sketching on paper if you had an iPad, or why should anyone keep an illustrated journal if you could take pictures. All sorts of silly thoughts crossed my mind. I clearly didn’t understand the creative …