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Category: Creativity

Embracing change..

Isn’t it exciting to see the evolution of an artist through the work they make? How meaningful trips to a desert or exploring a foreign culture for example, can reveal itself in the potters latest creations in clay, or how suddenly an artists’ colour palette will change from bold magenta to quiet blues after some…
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Creative Sabbatical …

Ever wondered how to invigorate your work or revitalise yourself as an Artist ? These are the things artist Trayci Tompkins ponders as she reflected on a recent creative Sabbatical… A good friend retires this month from a long serving career as an accountant.  I suggested she take a sabbatical in order to draw a…
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The Sacred Studio Space..

Artist Trayci Tompkins shares her thoughts on artist’s creative spaces with readers of the Ceramics Southern Africa Magazine. Having a studio to call your own doesn’t require tons of money, lots of space or even necessarily a door. As long as it’s your sacred place, that’s really all that matters. Kimberly Brooks (Huffington Post) 44-years-ago,…
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Every field needs a rest before a farmer can sow again…

Sarah West Ervin, in her blog on ways to stay motivated, describes losing the urge to create as “like a balloon from the previous weekend’s birthday party, slowly deflating, losing all motivation to do anything, let alone create.” Recently I felt my balloon losing its shape. Just as I began to panic, I remembered that…
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