Good Bye 2016…

Hi there, yes it’s been another long while since I last posted…. the last few months have been harder than I expected which in turn yielded some unexpected effects on me in many ways.. I’m working up the courage to share this with you soon.. I am discarding 2016 as a snake discards it’s old skin so that everything can begin again anew in the New Year and beyond.. I haven’t been totally idle.. doing a lot research and thinking over…

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The Struggles of being a Creative – How to overcome 3 fears every creative faces

I’m going through some creative and life stuff right now, and I will share more later, but I thought I would first start with sharing this youtube video created by 99u a talk given by Christoph Niemann  I love the humor in this guy’s work. Anyway the things he talked about resonated with me and so I thought I’d share.

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Re Focused and moving forward… goals to set and places to go Pt.1

OMG!! I can’t believe it’s been two months since my last post!!!! life has definitely gotten in my way – things have gone down hill for me over the last two months, with loss of work and associated income.. and with that a general loss of motivation and focus.. leaving me very frustrated and somewhat despondent. I’ve been trying to grapple with where I am, what I am doing, what am I supposed to be doing and where the hell…

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It’s been waaayyy too long!! Time to share some stuff!

Hi there viewers, it’s been quite sometime since I lasted posted anything here.. the last couple of months have been unusually busy for me in a good way! I have been involved in a local Craft and Design Show as well as participated within the Skulltopia exhibition as well.. which has opened a few new opportunities that will be very helpful in assisting me in moving forwards.. I have decided that I REALLY need to get back into the swing…

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Street Photography – Christchurch, New Zealand

Hi everyone, last Monday I decided to give my photography skills a test and do some street photography in the central business district (CBD) of the city I live in – Christchurch, New Zealand which is currently about half way through it’s rebuild after the very destructive earthquakes of later 2010 and early 2011. I just wanted to capture sights of the city mid morning and just catch people doing regular things at various parts from the still semi demolished…

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New piece “Snowboarder”

Here is my latest large piece at 17.5 x 22″ on Fabriano Artistico Extra White Hotpress 140lb/300gsm paper. I had the image/concept going around my head for some time so I decided to let it out! I also kept a record of my steps.. to start – the final piece. It’s interesting to note, that I haven’t skied since the mid eighties! and skiing or snowboarding doesn’t hold any particular interest with me, however as an artist I find the…

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Some recent experiments in watercolor and graphite

Hi there everyone, I apologize for taking such a long time to add a new post.. time kind of got away on me.. and I am going through a hard time in my life right now which I am still on the fence in terms of putting my situation out there.. because to get where I want to go I really need help but I am trying to work out the best way to approach that. Anyway that being said,…

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Dealing with frustration…

Hi everyone, it’s been a while since my last post…. I have been, and continue to be going through one of the most frustrating times of my life to date. I would like to share more but I will leave it for a subsequent post. When I get into this place, instead of doing destructive things to myself or others, I do these, while I think about things. That’s all I want to say for now.  

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At last – website refresh!

At last the thing that’s been in the way of creating fresh art apart from some silly notebook scribbles! It’s taken a while and been a little frustrating as I took my wordpress site and morphed it into a self hosted completely redesigned using Adobe Muse. I also took the time to make sure it is responsive so it should look okay in most devices, phones to desktops and just about everything in between. Check it out here at vivanteart.com…

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This is for my followers, I need your help…

Hi guys thanks for following me.. incase you haven’t noticed or read one of my recent posts, I’ve moved my blog to self hosted site. I’m still trying to get plugins and such to work properly… but if you have a moment.. if you can see a comment box can you post me a message? and if you can’t could you please email me at piers@vivanteart.com and let me know? also can you tell me if you see the “reblog”…

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