Sunday, 12 November 2017

Dream Create Reveal - Creative Course

Revealing Your Inner Artist Through Creativity, Knowledge & Personal Development

Dream, Create, Reveal Trash to Treasure, Fantasy Portrait, is a 5-week, online, creative course, for anyone wanting to take some ‘me time’, immerse themselves in a hands-on course and connect with a global community of like-minded people.

During the five weeks, you will learn, step by step, how to make a unique portrait of either yourself or a loved one, using a technique I've developed over the last 10 years. 

Apart from learning the creative process from start to finish, you will also receive my own personal recipe, for an age old material, to be used in the creation of the portrait and its application. This, along with re-purposing ‘trash’ for decorative effect, will result in a totally unique and personal Trash to Treasure, Fantasy Portrait, ready to hang on your wall.

Along the way, there will also be mini how to videos, plus inspirational and thought provoking information: artists past and present, who use re-purposed materials in their artwork; advice and tips on how to prepare your work for exhibitions; articles and personal travelogues on sustainable living and the environment.


You're looking to find some 'me time' and energize or re-awaken your inner creative.

You're looking for tuition from a teacher with a diversity of knowledge and experience and who has been perfecting this creative process for over 10 years.

You're looking to connect with a global community of creatives to support you along the way.

You love hands-on learning and the idea of re-purposing 'trash', into a unique artwork 

You're passionate about creativity, learning new techniques & developing your artistic talents.

You’d like tips on how to get your work out into the world, self-promotion and social media 

You'd like to learn more about sustainability, environmental issues in the modern world.

Thursday, 2 November 2017

May the Universe be with You

We all have those days. No matter how hard you try to keep your positive mojo going, something happens whereby the doldrums hit, or something underwhelms you to the point of disbelief. 

I get it, there are worse things happening in the world and every day I have, I should be grateful for what I have. So, without this turning into a complete whine fest, let me put you in the picture...
On days that I don’t feel on top of the world, I tell myself:
‘Get out of the house, take a walk and clear your head’.
It helps—it doesn’t always solve the problem, but it generally raises my mood and gives me some level of clarity on how to proceed.

My local park, is a seasonal delight. Filled with autumnal colours, amplifying the end of the year, yellow clay underfoot, made squishy by the recent rains and bouncing dogs and their people.

As I trudged along, trying to replace the negativity in my head, banging on like a small town gossip, my eyes were cast to the ground. With each step, I saw mud and a variety of different leaf sorts sunken into it and admired their variegated shapes and shades: greens, yellows, reds and browns. Reaching a trident in the path, habit dictates I take the central path and head up a small hill.

On this particular day, I noticed a sprinkling of leaves that although familiar in shape, were out of place. Puzzled, I stopped in my tracks and looked around to find the tree these could have fallen from. Nothing. No tree, shrub, branch remnants or root ball in sight that these could have possibly come from—just fresh, green leaves, everywhere.

Gathering up 9 of the leaves, I continued up the hill. At the top, I stood a while and looked down the stone steps to the bandstand. With the leaves in my hands and a smile on my face, I contemplated the odds of why this particular leaf and not another. You see, when it comes down to it, I am a firm believer that when we ask for help, the Universe will oblige us with an answer, in some form or other.

‘What were the leaves?’ I hear you ask. 
Oh, yes, I almost forgot—they were fresh, green, Ginkgo leaves, strewn all over the path. 

Why did this made me smile? Well, because this is the leaf that is featured on my new logo, for my up and coming website: Dream Create Reveal, for online courses, due early 2018! 

In need of a creative boost?  Take part in this month's: Creative Jumpstart

© Alison Day
Alison Day Design