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Social Media – Positive or Negative for the Creative?

Social Media - Positive or Negative for the creative? Contributed by Neleisha Weerasinghe. Social media has taken a life of its own and for some people it has become even more real than life itself. While it definitely has positives, it has gained its fair share of negative impressions as well. With social media induced suicide and self destructive behaviour on the rise, experts are…
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Mastering the Art of Composition

Mastering the Art of Composition

Mastering the Art of Composition Contributed by Neleisha Weerasinghe. Arrangement of objects whether it be a photograph, design or a painting is integral to its success. Objects that are meant to be seen need to be arranged in an aesthetically pleasing manner and therefore in composition you need to pay careful attention to lines, shapes , colour form and negative space to name a…
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Living Coral

Living Coral

The Orange Hue which is the New Black: Living Coral. Neleisha Weerasinghe enlightens us on this exciting new color. Yes you heard it, orange hues are in vogue again, and just like turquoise or teal this orange hue is at home with fashion, your living room, make up and even your electronic accessories. So what is this new color that has got the design world all excited. It is none other…
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Making the Most of Being A Creative

Read what Neleisha Weerasinghe has to say about Making the Most of Being a Creative. Being a creative individual can be very challenging. In this day and age when there are many things pressing on our time and fighting for our attention, it is easy to either get lost in our work or lose out on productivity at the same time. These two elements seem to constantly be at odds with each other. So…
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Art Making and Motherhood

A Career in Art Making and Motherhood, Do you really have to choose? A blog post by Neleisha Weerasinghe. For a long time there have been questions on working mothers and childcare. Are they good enough at doing both? Do the children get neglected? There is also this primitive notion that a woman should give up everything else when it comes to having a child. Some women still think it…
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The Appealing Nature of the Gothic Style

Neleisha Weerasinghe tells us about The Appealing Nature of the Gothic Style. When it comes to the term Gothic, there are many ideas that come to mind, from horror movies to literature, architecture and art to name a few. From these the more popular or well known seem to be the Gothic Architecture style and Paintings that have derived various stylistic forms to distinguish it from…
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The Changing Role of the Curator in Contemporary Art

Changing Role of the Curator in Contemporary Art by Neleisha Weerasinghe. Have you ever wondered what a curated art exhibition is and what a curator really does? Does an artist need such a person to exhibit his or her work? Is the Role irrelevant? Does it add any value or is it simply a glorified post for someone who talks about art? Let's look in a bit more detail as to what the role…
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Artful Eggs

Artful Eggs

Artful Eggs by Neleisha Weerasinghe When it comes to Easter one of the first things that come to mind is the Easter egg. These colorful eggs are not only sometimes made edible but are steeped in history and cultural significance. Did you know that the tradition of coloring or decorating eggs has been in existence from ancient times? Many faiths and cultures have adapted these traditions as…
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Paredolia

Pareidolia

Pareidolia, a blog post by Neleisha Weerasinghe. Inanimate Objects Taking a Life of their Own Have you ever seen faces or animals on walls or even on inanimate objects? Do you have creative ideas popping off the walls? People tend to see faces a lot because we are programmed that way to identify each other and we are face to face with people every day, so there is a high likely hood of you…
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A Quick Guide to Acrylics

A Quick Guide to Acrylics by Thomas Boldt. Acrylic paint was first invented at the turn of the 20th century and has gone on to become one of the most popular and widely-used paints of all time. Renowned for both the quality of its color and its flexible nature, fast-drying acrylics are the tool of choice for many beginner hobbyists and professional painters alike. Whether you're a novice…
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