Csíkszentmihályi describes the mental state of flow as "being completely involved in an activity for its own sake. The ego falls away. Time flies. Every action, movement, and thought follows inevitably from the previous one, like playing jazz. Your whole being is involved, and you're using your skills to the utmost."Read More
It has long been known that the act of creating can be very therapeutic. For centuries people have used art as a means of creativity, expression, identity and reflection. Art has been shown to help people of all ages and many different illnesses, alleviating symptoms from depression to dementia. Art as a form of therapy was first developed in the 20th century and has gained in popularity in recent years.Read More
I thought, since it is Halloween I could make it up to you by sharing twenty of the creepiest, spookiest, gruesomest paintings I could find.
[TRIGGER WARNING: Some of these paintings depict death, dead bodies, skeletons and blood]Read More
Today’s post is going to be a little walk-through of my process of creating my artwork. I’ve split it into three categories, one for each medium I use, for the sake of ease on my part, and because my process does change slightly depending on the medium I’m using.Read More
Today I am going to share my favourite art mediums with you. I have three main go-to mediums which I utilise for different styles, subjects and purposes.Read More
Inspiration seems to be a tricky and elusive thing. For so many of us it can be flighty and inconsistent, kind of like sunshine in Scotland.Read More
I’m sure you’ve seen my tag-line by now – ‘finding art in the everyday’ is the central motto of Ccorinnef. But it’s not just a motto; it’s a philosophy, a coping strategy and a way of life. As Pablo Picasso once said, “Art washes from the soul the dust of everyday life.” Art is whatever you want it to be; it is creation, it is expression, it is discussion .Read More