When Art is a Thankless Job

A South African writer friend of mine whom I met online while we were both working on a project for the same client brought to my attention something that I guess I’ve always been thinking about, but just somehow couldn’t put into words in a manner which would fully express those thoughts. He simply exclaimed […]

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How I (Finally) Developed a Keen Eye for Abstract Art

I don’t ever remember actively going online and searching YouTube for cat videos and yet somehow I can count so many times when I stumbled upon a cat video that was worth sharing. One particular video was that of a dude who decided to film himself trying to feed about three or four of his […]

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Exploring the Intriguing World of Illusionists

Of all the art forms in existence (and there are many), I reckon what illusionists do and achieve has to be the most intriguing of all. Now I’m speaking from the point of view of a fellow artist here, which should say a whole lot about just how blown away I am by illusionists who […]

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Do We Really Eat with Our Eyes?

It’s a common belief in the hospitality industry that we eat with our eyes, with the suggestion being that you can tell just by looking at a plate of food whether it will go down well or not. That’s certainly what foodie bloggers will have you believe, so too restaurateurs, chefs and perhaps even some […]

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When Art Meets Extremely High Work Ethic

When art collides with extremely high work ethic, some magic that never loses its allure is created and whatever it s that was created out of this marriage of high work ethic and artistic talent lives on forever! While at first, I was a bit grumpy about effectively being lumped with a workload that’s beyond […]

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The Over Commercialisation of Art

I find it rather sad how the lives of great artists along with their talents seem to be celebrated only once they’ve departed this earth. I mean all too often we hear about the heart-breaking stories of the lives and times of struggling artists whose work fetches tens of millions only after they’ve kicked the […]

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