Learning

You never stop learning. When the learnings seem insurmountable it’s good to be able to get support and encouragement, to do it in a group wherever possible. My first online 4 week course launched and I’m pumped!

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Blue Skies

Blue sky dreaming. It is real and it can turn your ideas into reality. I believe everyone ic creative, but sometimes clouds and turbulence can get in the way. My creativity course helps break through the clouds into the blue skies again.

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Heather Matthew
Paper Experiments

Studio days are so precious, especially with collaborations between artists when you live so far from each other. There is a magical energy that happens when we get together to play with materials, lots of talking then ideas explode into action.

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Heather Matthew
Envelope Art

The end of a creative week and the #5day envelopeart challenge which had people across the world using a humble envelope to connect with art and story sharing via social media.

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Discovery and experimentation

Experimenting is a process of discovery and that all starts in the studio. Turning up to work in the job of art, often feels like its unproductive and then suddenly your experiments propel you into new forms of art making.

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Daily Creative

My daily creative practice is collage. Why do I make these simple collages every day? I believe art helps us make sense of our own lives so that we can navigate the greater world, every day.

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Start, somewhere

Day three of of an artistic collaboration between myself and two other artist friends where we explored print making, starting with no preconceived ideas of where the day’s making would take us.

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Turning Up

Turning up to your art practice is a commitment to yourself and your art. Even when you don’t feel like it, this routine ensures you are always productive in a small way every day.

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Storytelling

How are we defined by the stories we tell about ourselves? How do we want others to perceive us? Stories about ourself are powerful and liberating.

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Stitching

Stitching by hand is a meditative process connecting me to my matrilineal heritage. This Mother’s Day I muse on stitching and my mother.

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Footprints

A desert interlude in Curtain Springs, central Australia for a papermaking residency allows me time to ponder my footprints upon the red earth and how we honour this life of ours.

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Styling

Finding a style that you feel conveys your spirit, who you are, how you meet life. When you find it, embrace it. Your style has found you.

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Heather Matthew