The Great in All Things

I wish I was one of those Artists who can simply respond to their Muse/Calling/Mojo when it strikes. Trying to negotiate a family during school holidays, all the while acknowledging but not responding to that call, is mighty difficult and a tiny bit cruel. I tried to satisfy myself with practicing my drawing skills, dippingContinue reading “The Great in All Things”

Free Technique Vid for Youuu

Happy New Week! This month I set myself a target to share one new technique with you. I am now happy….nay, THRILLED, to offer for your viewing — “PURPOSE”. {Which, coincidentally is my ONE LITTLE WORD for 2013} Here is the direct link to Vimeo http://vimeo.com/giovannascott/purpose As with all “The GiSt of It” videos, youContinue reading “Free Technique Vid for Youuu”

It’s All About The Hair (& a giveaway)

I confess to being a bit of a Diva when it comes to my own hair. It needs to be cut in a certain manner, it needs to be blow-dried in a certain manner, the products I choose are carefully vetted, even the brushes are considered with surgeon-like precision. So it’s no surprise that whenContinue reading “It’s All About The Hair (& a giveaway)”

Works In Progress

The tail-end of school holidays means that, once again, we are on dial-up speed…..so much fun….clearly for the kids…..not so much for hubby an me. However, it does mean less time online and more time writing about Art in the Studio, doing the Art. Here are a few more works in progress. I hope toContinue reading “Works In Progress”

Ordering the Grandkids

There’s nothing more gratifying than fulfilling a request from a family member. My Father-in-Law wanted something very special for the Mother-in-Law and so requested “that art that you do” (so cute) but incorporating the 4 grandkids. It needed to be special and unique but not too avante garde as they are both quite conservative andContinue reading “Ordering the Grandkids”

Work it…and re-work it…Baby!

I’ve had times when the art I create looks, well, just “okay”. Whether it’s the balance of colour, composition or simply doesn’t make me smile. Today I’m going to show you two canvases that I’ve re-worked that you can now find in my Made It Shop. Here are the offending artworks. They have been buggingContinue reading “Work it…and re-work it…Baby!”