Author: Hat

My first “real” paintings…

Hi guys…  I’m going to try not to make this another one of my long-winded posts…  but I thought I’d just share a few pics of my most recent 3 paintings. “So, big deal…!” – one might say… “Hat made three big paintings.  Isn’t that what creative creatures do anyway?  Paint…!?” But here’s what makes this so interesting (and surprising) – to even ME… This is the first time I have painted large, contemporary paintings (I always assumed that this kind of stuff was the domain of “Real Artists” – and that I should stick to small, quirky little...

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A strange thing has happened…

So – over the past couple of months or so… I have been undergoing… …what can only be described as a metamorphosis of sorts. I have been through an extremely hermit’y season.  Haven’t been visiting or socialising… haven’t been hanging around at coffee shops – (or even getting OUT the house)… have barely seen family or friends. It’s not a bad thing though… I’m not lonely or sad.  The only way I can describe this season is… transformational.  I feel as though I have NEEDED to disappear into my cocoon for a while and give myself time and space...

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Arrogance versus Confidence (and why it matters)

So… One of the character traits that I really… really… struggle to ‘forgive’ in other people… is arrogance. And – if you know me – you’ll already know that one of my main core values is my love of human diversity.  I like that people are different.   And I’m interested in the company and the perspectives of pretty-much anyone. BUT… …when it comes to arrogant people… Holy macaroon. I really struggle to maintain my usual accept-them-just-as-they-are stance.  Or my Love-and-Let-Live stance. Arrogant people get up my nose like a sticky, difficult-to-extract booger.  You just wanna blow it out and...

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Who are the “experts”?

I was recently contacted by somebody whom I’ve known for many years – let’s call her Pam.  She has been more of a passing acquaintance than a close friend, but we’ve seen each other around… and she’s been following my blog for a couple of years.  She also bought my book. Anyhoo… so a couple of weeks ago, Pam sent me an e-mail and told me that she was really struggling to deal with some personal issues – and that she realised she needed to work through her shit and perhaps see things from a new perspective… and that she’d like to spend...

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Our film: a complete gamechanger

So – we made a film (read my previous post to find out more)… and it’s a long story.   And if I try and go into full detail – this blog post is going to be longer than what it already is… Here’s some FAQ’s first – before I get to the meat of the story (and a few ranty things I want to get off my chest)… I thought films were expensive!  How did you guys afford to shoot a film? Yes – films are horrendously expensive to make.  But we’re not producers – so worrying-about-the-money is...

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