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Starting my day off with a laugh - here is Vin Diesel on helium...


I can't believe people think he is GAY, come on!

For those of you that don't know the Fakes and Forgeries Festival in Mangaweka is coming up in a few weeks. I have been plodding away at a painting which I hope will make it there in time here is a sneak peek...

This exhibition/competition is a fun event, open to ANY scurrilous novice or professional artist who have longed for the excuse to copy a favourite piece of art. Works can be identical replicas, copies “with a twist”, or “inspired-by” a previous (preferably well known) artist and/or painting/art work. Click here for the entry form and rules. Whoops, I just read the rules and this painting won't be in the festival - it's too big!

I've been listening to Chris Zydel this morning, from creativejuicesarts.com, she is so lovely! I found this interesting clip of a student of hers...


Art & Fear is on it's way to my pile of books to read. I have wanted to read this book for ages. So I'm happy that it will be here soon because I finished a book last night.

Art and Fear explores the way art gets made, the reasons it often doesn't get made, and the nature of the difficulties that cause so many artists to give up along the way. The book's co-authors, David Bayles and Ted Orland, are themselves both working artists, grappling daily with the problems of making art in the real world. Their insights and observations, drawn from personal experience, provide an incisive view into the world of art as it is experienced by artmakers themselves.
It's about what it feels like when artists sit down at their easel or keyboard, in their studio or performance space, trying to do the work they need to do. First published in 1994, Art and Fear quickly became an underground classic. Word-of-mouth response alone now enhanced by internet posting has placed it among the best-selling books on artmaking and creativity.

My poor pussy cat 'Rat' isn't feeling very well and has been on my bed for the last few days. We have spent 15 years together. Please add her to you prayers that she will bounce back to herself soon.


The Clip of the Day is: Seth Godin Challenges You To Fail



My card for the day is replaced with Doreen Virtue's Weekly Oracle Card Reading Oct 3 - 9



Hard to believe that Louise Hay has her 85th Birthday in a few days. See Louise has a new book out: You Can Create An Exceptional Life by LOUISE L. HAY, CHERYL RICHARDSON.

Thought I would sneak in a book review, I haven't read it yet but I have enjoyed visiting Chris's website. The book is on my want to read list.



Until tomorrow, my friends, live with Love, Light and Peace x

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