• Behind the scenes #6 – The power of painting small

    Those few who have seen my illustrations in real life know that most of them are A5-A6 size images. This habit of painting small is not based on an academically supported decision, but on an observation of the mere fact: it is simply good to paint watercolours in small size. What’s more, it is liberating, […]

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  • Behind the scenes #5 – The garden in focus this April

    I must admit that April wasn’t my best month this year. You might have noticed I wrote less blog posts and apart from some therapeutic painting my main source of peace came from gardening. I don’t mean gardening literally of course: it would be fairly difficult in a tiny apartment in Budapest even if I had […]

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  • Behind the scenes #4 – What happened in March

    These past weeks I have been a little lost, blog-wise. I had planned blog posts, which I never wrote, never photographed and never published, as March has decided to fool me a bit with a couple of surprises. Some of them were positive, others negative, and some of them were not even surprises, but to […]

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  • Creating on this side of your comfort zone

    Yes, we all know that life starts out of your comfort zone and if you are not willing to step out of it, then you can only blame yourself, etc. If you catch yourself enthusiastically nodding to these statements, you might as well close the tab, because this post is written in defence of the […]

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  • Behind the scenes #3 – A visit to the art school

    To put it simple, I am not a great fan of art classes in institutional circumstances. I have had some really bad experiences at university and during those years I was simply incapable of creating any form of art, it all started once I was left well alone and I could paint at home whatever […]

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  • 16 creative lessons from 2016

    I have tried writing a “2016 summary” post for several days now, until I realised it is just not going to work. However, going through my personal notes I have found several post-its with some advice for myself. I liked some of them so much that I’ve decided to share it with you guys. 2016 […]

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  • Merry Christmas!

    Unsurprisingly, December is rushing past me so quickly that we have reached Christmas nearly without my noticing. So instead of coming up with a new post, I have decided to dedicate these next few days to my family and friends. No worries though, I will surprise you with something nice before New Year’s Eve all […]

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  • Blog birthday Vol. 2

    Today my little corner of the web turns 2 years old. Of course a lot has been going on during this time: moving several times (starting on tumblr, then on to wordpress), some lazy weeks (like when I was working on my degree and had no time to sleep, let alone blog), crazy working weeks (when […]

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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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  • 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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