'The more we know about our past the better prepared we are for the future.' Theodore Roosevelt
This certainly rings true when it comes to the role of the artist.
In order for us to fully embrace our role and calling as an artist we need to have a better understanding as to how this role has evolved through the centuries.
Maybe you are not into history and were always falling asleep during class then bare with me. You will discover that the role of the artist has been at...
I have designed this special worksheet for you to download. The questions will help you reconnect with your creativity and help you to see like an artist.
Maybe you have asked yourself this question?
Does art really matter?
In this podcast I share stories of how art and art education is changing lives, neighborhood’s and even nations.
Art is more important than we can suspect and removing art from our school curriculum is more detrimental...
Do you find it difficult to express your ‘true’ self?
Do you find it hard to feel good about your art?
Do you struggle to find a steady flow in your creativity?
Chances are you are battling perfectionism.
Perfectionism is ‘the refusal to accept any standard short of perfection’.
I am not a psychologist, but I am a recovering perfectionist, and I have experienced first hand how perfectionism can stifle, block and choke creativity. If you are a creative person,...
THE NUMBER ONE QUESTION CREATIVES ASK: AM I AN ARTIST?
Creative hearts needs to be nurtured and it need supports. It needs support from others. Maybe you and your art received applause from your kindergarten teacher. You remember her smile and the gold star she pasted on your colourful drawing of mom, dad and the household pet. Or maybe your childhood drawings got promoted and nominated to hang on the family fridge.
But somewhere that support stopped. Sibblings would...
HIGHLIGHTS OF THIS EPISODE
In this first episode artist and podcast host, Sonja Smalheer, tells us her personal story about how art has impacted her life.
She shares how winning an art competition, living with the Navajo Indians and the struggles she experienced during apartheid were all defining moments that catapulted her art career.
She talks about how her love for art took her 6000 km north, from Cape Town, South Africa to The Netherlands where she now works and teaches...