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Body Positive Art

You know when you’re lazily thumbing through Instagram looking at photos of current news feeling pretty discouraged about humanity as a whole when you see something ...

Published on Feb. 1, 2017 by Flavia Bernardes

Artist Interview: Ailene Cuthbertson

Ailene Cuthbertson is a digital painter from Raglan, New Zealand. She creates gorgeous art with glimpses of adventure, dance, swirly skirts, fantasy, mystery and magic. Did I ...

Published on Jan. 18, 2017 by Flavia Bernardes

Daily Paintings - January 2017

It's that time of the year again... Time to look at the new year as a blank canvas, get some luscious paint and splash some color ...

Published on Jan. 4, 2017 by Flavia Bernardes

What we don’t tell each other - And the things we should definitely stop telling

  She raised her voice. And made herself heard: loud and clear. She was unafraid, unapologetic, happy in her own skin and not scared to ...

Published on Dec. 7, 2016 by Flavia Bernardes

Artist interview: Martina Furlong

Martina Furlong is an Irish abstract painter based in Wexford, Ireland. I met her at the K-fest arts festival and immediately fell in love with her art. ...

Published on Oct. 12, 2016 by Flavia Bernardes

Daily Paintings

You know when you tell someone you’re going to do something and the shear fear of embarrassment of not doing it is enough to make ...

Published on Aug. 31, 2016 by Flavia Bernardes

Artist interview: Katie Gebely

Katie Gebely is an American abstract painter based in Chicago, IL. She creates geometric abstract paintings and line drawings and she shares a little bit ...

Published on Aug. 17, 2016 by Flavia Bernardes

Cruthú Arts Festival

It was something to remember. Why tell with words what you can show with pictures, right? Because that's how memories are made. It's how we ...

Published on Aug. 3, 2016 by Flavia Bernardes

It’s good to feel stupid

I have to paint you. Those words just rolled out of my mouth. As I sat there carefully minding my own business and slowly working ...

Published on July 20, 2016 by Flavia Bernardes

Choose creativity

Creativity is more important than inteligence. He once said, probably while making funny faces and sticking his tongue out while staring at the mirror. That ...

Published on July 6, 2016 by Flavia Bernardes

July Illustrated Calendar

Your July Calendar is here!  As always, you have the option to download it for you computer, tablet and cellphone. Because all of your devices should ...

Published on June 29, 2016 by Flavia Bernardes

Memories from K-Fest

You should definitely have come. Don't believe me? Well, they say a picture is worth a thousand words... So here are a few reasons why ...

Published on June 22, 2016 by Flavia Bernardes

June Illustrated Calendar

Can you believe it's June already? Is it just me or do you also feel like time flew by? To help you keep track of ...

Published on June 1, 2016 by Flavia Bernardes

The reason behind it all

"You have so much patience" She said after slowly hovering over my shoulder. We are curious, I get it. We want to know. There's this ...

Published on May 25, 2016 by Flavia Bernardes

K-fest

  Looking for something special to do in the south of Ireland this summer? If so, you’re in for a treat… Ireland is not only ...

Published on May 11, 2016 by Flavia Bernardes

May Illustrated Calendar

Mother's day is almost here and to celebrate it with style, here's your free illustrated calendar! Download it for your desktop, smartphone, or tablet. Because all ...

Published on May 4, 2016 by Flavia Bernardes

The 24 emotions of making a painting

STUCK when I can’t come up with something to paint EXCITED When all of a sudden an idea comes to me CONTEMPLATIVE  When I try ...

Published on April 27, 2016 by Flavia Bernardes

What makes a painting good

I feel it here.  She said with her hands cupped together pressed against her chest. That's what an artist friend told me about a recent ...

Published on April 13, 2016 by Flavia Bernardes

April Illustrated Calendar

April is here and to celebrate Earth Day, here's your free illustrated calendar! Download it for your desktop, smartphone, or tablet. Because all your devices should look ...

Published on March 30, 2016 by Flavia Bernardes

How to care for your artwork

So you finally took the plunge. After months courting that gorgeous painting, after stalking it for what felt like ages, after going back and forth ...

Published on March 16, 2016 by Flavia Bernardes

March Illustrated Calendar

March is here and to celebrate it, here's your free illustrated calendar! Download it for your desktop, smartphone, or tablet. Because all your devices should ...

Published on March 2, 2016 by Flavia Bernardes

A month’s worth of paintings and mugshots

  I can procrastinate like no other. I'll come up with the most elaborated range of excuses not to do my work. I can spend ...

Published on Feb. 17, 2016 by Flavia Bernardes

February Illustrated Calendar

February is here and to celebrate it, here's your free illustrated calendar! This time with options... You can download it for your desktop, smartphone, or ...

Published on Feb. 3, 2016 by Flavia Bernardes

Pushing through discomfort

I fell flat on my face… literally. So there I was, minding my own business, all contorted in a semi squatted position with my hands ...

Published on Jan. 20, 2016 by Flavia Bernardes

A meditation on new year’s resolutions

I hate new year's resolutions. Mostly because they're just like those "please respect the artist" type of post you see floating around the internet: full ...

Published on Jan. 6, 2016 by Flavia Bernardes

Young and Foolish

Michael Jackson has always intrigued me. No, not because of the plastic surgeries or all the other weird stuff. It was mostly because of his ...

Published on Dec. 23, 2015 by Flavia Bernardes

About options and choosing

“You’re supposed to like and do just one thing and one thing only, until the day you die"... said no one ever. I like different ...

Published on Dec. 16, 2015 by Flavia Bernardes

The inner critic and other jerks

Someone once told me that I was bad.  Not that I had done something bad, but that I was bad. And the worst part? I ...

Published on Dec. 9, 2015 by Flavia Bernardes

Hip stores in the mall and Rocky Balboa

Ever been to a really hip store in a mall and felt claustrophobic, looking for your way out the minute you got in?  This may ...

Published on Nov. 25, 2015 by Flavia Bernardes

Is routine a bad word?

I’ve always wanted to be the kind of person who doesn’t give a shit.   You know the type, right? She just does stuff. She’s spontaneous. ...

Published on Nov. 11, 2015 by Flavia Bernardes

On not conforming and why you should really pay attention to that weird kid staring at you

You know that kid who’s always the center of attention and can naturally make a room come alive? Yeah, that was not me.  I was ...

Published on Oct. 28, 2015 by Flavia Bernardes

Ever wonder why pricing is so contradictory in Art? Hint: You’re in for a ride

You found a neat little formula online, tracked your hours, spent even more time tracking the cost of every single paint tube you have in ...

Published on Sept. 29, 2015 by Flavia Bernardes

 

 

 


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