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Procrastinating from your Art

I have lots to do today, I bet you do to. Reply to the insurance company, call the videographer, pay some bills, attend some business webinars and a bunch of other things that I kind of want to do, but lack the motivation for. I am procrastinating. Why? Because I think I should be doing…

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Set your taste buds alight

Every year Auckland holds a festival called Taste. The leading restaurants from around Auckland set up in the middle of a park to serve small morsels or tastes of some of their best dishes. You can latterly eat your way through Auckland’s best food in the space of a couple of hours.      …

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Doors and Windows

Do you believe that everything happens for a reason? When something bad happens, something positive is just around the corner? I do. Although that can be damn hard to remember, when life looks like poo. Once I turned my perspective around on failure, I felt a relief. Looking and applying for jobs is something I…

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There is no shame in Failure

There is no shame in failure, unless you let it be shameful. The past few months I have spent lots of time reading about shame gremlins. Brene Brown has done a great job to explain what they are and why we all feel them (even when we don’t think we do). Before I starting reading…

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Making Mistakes

About a month ago I made a huge mistake. I just didn’t know it at the time. I thought the stars were aligning and that I needed something to help me take the next step. Its true, I definitely needed a better process for staying in touch with all the great people in my network…

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Mini Painting Project

The Breakfast and Art series has continued, with varying success. Just wanted to show you the ones I liked (you don’t need to see the duds). I am really enjoying painting without purpose. Starting with a base colour, seeing how different paints react, understanding the effects of mediums, its just all grand experimentation. I am…

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Rapid Fitness Reset – Day 3

My partner and I have agreed to do a Rapid Fitness Reset. Its 15 days of changing the way we eat. Day 1 was a fast – no food all day, just lots of water, herbal tea and a little coconut oil to deal with the major cravings. It was actually a lot easier than…

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Climbing on Art – do you?

When you visit a art gallery, do you touch the paintings? Do you run your fingers over the sculptures? Or do you simply caress with your eyes? I find the look but don’t touch concept challenging. I believe strongly in preserving art for all people and that sticky fingers will certainly damage works. But I…