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July 31, 2018

Zones and Zen

'The comfort zone is the great enemy to creativity; moving beyond it necessitates intuition, which in turn configures new perspectives and conquers fears.' -- Dan Stevens

We have reached the end of Creative Leap. Over the last month, you have completed a pr...

July 30, 2018


'Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can.' -- Arthur Ashe

We are approaching the end of Creative Leap and today’s project is focussed on you. This project is about thinking, contemplating and drawing; the intention of the project is to provi...

July 29, 2018


A xenophile is a person who is attracted to foreign peoples, cultures, or customs.

Much of this course’s focus so far was about our own individuality and creative use of the Roman alphabet and handwriting for the different mini projects.

For today’s project we a...

July 27, 2018

Words and Writing

'A picture speaks a thousand words.' --  Anon

Word: A single distinct meaningful element of speech or writing, used with others (or sometimes alone) to form a sentence and typically shown with a space on either side when written or printed.

Today’s proje...

July 26, 2018

View, Vision and Variety

We all have our unique views on the world, both physical and mental. Each or us live in a dwelling somewhere with windows through which we get a glimpse of the outside world. We see our gardens, or trees, the passing traffic, people and aspects...

July 25, 2018


Today’s mini project is very simple. The shape of the letter U is the inspiration. It is a favourite shape of mine because it is so dynamic and can be incorporated into different things depending on the position of the shape.

The challenge today is deceptively simple....

July 24, 2018


Mbuti are the decorative textiles created by an ancient Pygmy tribe living in rain forests in the Democratic Republic of Congo (central Africa). They are also the inspiration for today’s mini project. These cloths are in fact flattened bark, decorated with a var...

July 23, 2018


For today’s project you will be using scissors as creative instrument instead of a pen or paintbrush. There aren't letters in this project either, so the creative process is altogether different.

The focus of this project is about creative problem solving u...

July 21, 2018


Today’s mini project is a simple one involving the whole alphabet, it can however be somewhat deceptive as it is quite tricky to do some of the letters the wrong way round.

Folk art and Polish paper cutting are used as inspiration for the shapes in this project....

July 20, 2018

Question Mark

Today’s project is a challenge unlike any of the ones done so far. It is a drawing focused project but no letters are used. Instead of using letter shapes, the challenge is to use the question mark symbol as prompt for drawings.

It might sound tricky, and d...

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