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The Seven Heavenly Palaces

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Hangar bicocca Anselm Kiefer The Seven Heavenly Palaces Anna Motterle Photography
Photo by Anna Motterle 2014 There is a place that I love dearly in the city. It’s a place where I bring visitors when I know they have The Sight. In urban fantasy terms you could say it’s a Freehold. A place where faeries and magical creatures can go and recharge their Glamour, or magical [...]
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Blind Drawing as explorative experience

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How to practice Blind Contour Drawing…Every body, every kind of body has infinite stories to tell, and I feel like the discipline needed to actually LOOK at the the model – instead of perceiving the general pose and then mechanically drawing a stylization of the body in that position – to be there, present and seeing them, is a form of respect and recognition.

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Procrastination and Fear

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Aaron Burr Leslie Odom Jr Wait for it
Book of Fears - Artist's book for Edizioni Fantasma - Giulia Caruso 2013 It’s like inventing the wheel. When you find yourself procrastinating on a project (and not on home chores, like when you procrastinate doing the laundry, that doesn’t have a deep existential meaning, does it? Does it? Leave me alone Freud.) 90% of [...]
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A study in horns – MUDEC

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This is indeed the prettiest horned thing I drew. One of my favourite things is sketching at museums and exhibitions. For many reasons: I’m very sensitive to temperature, and museums and exhibitions are warm in the winter and cool in the summer (if they have AC). I tend to “eat” visual inputs very fast and [...]
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Sharing is caring (about your creative work)

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In my creative life I have always focused on my surroundings, especially people. That's why it would be senseless to keep my art separate from people.   When I started doing my personal creative work after my "break", it took me a while to start showing things around. It was for me, it was my [...]