• How to create painted pumpkins?

    Carving pumpkins is traditionally an autumn activity. However, year in year out it is easy to get bored with it. Naturally there are hundreds of ways you can decorate your home with pumpkins but this time I am showing you one of my personal favourites: painting pumpkins. Actually the concept is exactly the same as […]

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  • Hello October!

    Here is October, the month of pumpkins! At last, mornings are chilly, nights are frosty but the autumn sun still warms nicely during the day. This is one of the most beautiful times of year, so I am presenting you with one of the most cheerful calendars I’ve ever created. The different shades of yellow […]

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  • Why say yes to handwriting?

    I am currently sitting in front of my laptop typing out this blogpost about the benefits of handwriting at such speed that my keyboard is nearly on fire. Not that I’m the only one… According the alarming results of some research, handwriting is on the way to extinction and some states in the US have […]

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  • 6 inspirational posters to start the school term

    Even the most hardworking chaps need a little motivation from time to time, but sometimes even those make “new year vows” in September who don’t always produce top marks in all subjects (that’s the way, keep to your promises!) However, it is not only those who start school who might need motivation, so I have […]

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  • Moodboard #07 – September

    Source of pictures: 1, 3, 4, 5, 6

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  • How to learn to draw (again)

    People claiming that they can draw are in a minority, so there are really only a few people who grab their pencils every day. Of course this does not mean that the average person does not want to draw. Some have told me about bad art teachers, so they quit drawing during their teenage years, […]

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  • Back to school – what makes a good art teacher?

    According to my memories, the phrase ‘summer adventure’ came up during the first week of school at least once: during art class. On these occasions I usually took the inevitable colour pencil in my hand with a deep sigh and – after 45 mins of hard work – I was listening with utter irritation to […]

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  • Behind the scenes #2 – what happened this summer

    While I could never miss traditional summer lazing, the Imelda-business has been fairly busy, running several projects. The blog has been growing wonderfully fast (THANK YOU!), I can see you appreciate articles about creativity and art. However, this doesn’t mean that I’ve turned all my attention to writing and stopped being creative, so I’m sharing […]

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  • Hello September!

    Wow, at last autumn has come!!! A new month, a new downloadable calendar to share with you. Chestnuts and grapes were the first things that came to my mind when thinking about September, so you can now have them on your desktop background surrounding this month’s calendar. September has always meant a fresh start to […]

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  • How I overcame being branded ‘untalented’?

    At a certain age we all go through a period in our creative lives when we start comparing our work to real life – or worse, to others’ work. This usually stops us from continuing. In most cases adults would encourage us to stop by calling us ‘untalented’, regardless of the benefits creating art provides. […]

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