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When you love what you do :)

When you love what you do :)

I’m in Poland on vacation these days and while doing some daily errands in my hometown I passed a small haberdashery shop. Suddenly, out of the blue, I was reminded of my childhood as the shop has been around since I was a child. And that’s been a while…
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Collaboration made in Heaven 

Collaboration made in Heaven 

I had the privilege to work on a special commission recently when the American writer, Jody Hadlock, asked me to create a painting based on her new novel “The Lives of Diamond Bessie”. My new scarf: ‘Diamond Bessie’ is based on that commissioned painting.

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Jokamin at Art Source 2021

Jokamin at Art Source 2021

It was a great experience to take part in the Art Source at the RDS in Dublin. To meet fellow artists and to be  surrounded by beautiful art. Especially by such variety of art. Thank you all who visited my stand. I might see you next year :) .

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how to make a salt dough angel tutorial by jokamin

How to make a salt dough angel tutorial

Salt dough angels are a great way to get creative.

The ingredients are cheap as it's only water, salt, flour & a tea spoon of oil. So if you are not happy with the result, you can restart easily without loosing a lot of money. They make beautiful wall decoration and are a great gift. 

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Art of Patience

Art of Patience

I am Sagittarius and we are wonderful people ;) but our Achilles heel is a lack of patience …

 So, there is a high chance that when in traffic rather than waiting I will go off the road trying to find a detour. I might even get lost for a short while, but it does not really matter as long as I am moving! You see it’s movement that makes me happy.

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Art supplies I love using

Art supplies I love using

When I started my first ‘Creative Rebels’ art class, I realized that I have some art-specific knowledge I can share with people.

 It took some time for me to figure out what art materials I like to use in my work, so for those of you who love doodling and sketching etc. here is a list of products that I love to work with (these are genuine recommendations, and I don’t get any financial reward for mentioning them!):

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"Balance" scarf in the best Irish-Designed luxury silk scarves by Gloss Magazine Edit!!!!

"Balance" scarf in the best Irish-Designed luxury silk scarves by Gloss Magazine Edit!!!!

The week has started on a high note. My ‘Balance’ silk scarf was chosen by the Gloss Magazine edits section as one of the 10 best Irish-designed luxury scarves. Such moments are special, even though I always strive to produce my very best work each and every day, it’s always wonderful to get some recognition from the outside world! 
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How to collect art

How to collect art

 

I think there is a little magic about hanging an original piece of art on the wall … it brings the picture closer to your being, you can feel the energy of the brush stroke, and imagine the smell of the paint. And the idea that this piece of art is the only one in the world makes it even more special.

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‘The Key to Freedom’: my new collection of silk scarves

‘The Key to Freedom’: my new collection of silk scarves

We all want to be free of something – free of pain, free of mortgage, free of doubt.
The idea for my new collection of scarves – which is based on four original paintings – came when I found myself wondering what makes us free. It was during the restrictions of lockdown that I realised it’s always possible to be free in your mind.
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The Unexpected Turns of Art

The Unexpected Turns of Art

I was delivering one of my paintings to a collector of my art recently. She kindly invited me into her home where I was admiring all the artwork on her walls.
 
One painting in particular, pictured below, caught my eye, a big colourful one depicting people at a wedding reception.
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To new beginnings!!!

To new beginnings!!!

 
Once you decide you are worthy and that you deserve a better life, there is no going back. When I was a teenager, I had a small easel to work with and would throw my feelings and observations onto that canvas – it was my safety net, my secret world where I could say what I feel.
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Keep the inner child alive

Keep the inner child alive

I think it’s important to try and hold the idea of a child’s free soul close to you and never let it go. Children are so pure and free – they see beauty in the smallest of things, and they live fully in the moment; they are not concerned with how they are seen by others and this gives them great freedom. 
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