The Eight-Legged Vegetarian
When you think about spiders, 'vegetarian' isn't the first thing to come to mind. More often than not, spiders bring forth images of webs, fangs, and an excessive number of legs that would send chills running down most readers spines.
The Picasso Effect
The art world can seem to be one dominated by elitist ideals and big price tags. We see countless articles commentating on record-breaking auction sales and lost pieces retrieved from thieves and the aftermaths of war. It comes as no surprise that many of us, despite enjoying the presence of art, choose not to dig deeper into the field and further understand its beauty, power, and influence. If you think that you fall somewhere in this category, I want to give you some advice that any spectator should know when approaching a piece, no matter the level of interest given to the art sector. It is something that I wish I learned years ago that would have better developed my taste in who and what I like and how to separate the reputation of the artist and their artwork. I would like to introduce you to the thought concept I refer to as ‘The Picasso Effect’.
Zen is a State of Mind; Music is a State of Action
I will be sincere; 2021 has proven to be just as a challenge as its predecessor. A strange mix of anxiety and anger stir inside my stomach as I cannot help but lose hope every time I leave my home and realise what is happening to my country. I have been a UK resident for just over 16 years now (I originate from Poland) and have endured my share of hardship in my life, simply for being born on the wrong side of the line in the sand. From school bullying, petty theft of toys, and a constant bombardment of racist remarks, to workplace racism, refusal of opportunities, wrongful pay, and the rise and aftermath of Brexit, I’ve endured my fair share of pain. Life has been nothing close to smooth, but I stood my ground, continued to challenge myself, and moved forward. Despite everything I have lived through, for the first time in my life I am truly petrified to live in the UK as this time, it’s no longer personal, but tyrannical.
Best Websites to Kick-Start Your Art Business
Many artists can attest to having a beautiful library of artwork just sat on their computer collecting storage, so why not take that portfolio and start making some money from your talent? The big question is, how?
The History of April Fool’s Day
Let’s face it, we all forget about April Fool’s Day before it’s too late. Over the last couple of years, it seems that everyone has accepted the challenge of pulling off the ultimate prank. From YouTubers to politicians, there is no way of telling who will get to say the words we all dread to hear… APRIL FOOLS!
The Calendar Corporations Use to Take Your Money
Businesses always seem to find a way to squeeze as much profit from our pockets as possible. Over the years, capitalism has created a calendar that companies follow to (quite successfully) bounce from holidays to special occasions to keep our shopping carts full. I want to share this calendar with you so that, hopefully, we can all be more aware of the sneaky ways big corporations capitalise from our celebrations. Many country-specific holidays cater to their people, so I will be focusing on US and UK holidays that engrained themselves in our lives. Let's begin!
I'm Glad We Found You
There have been times where friends have asked me, "Are you a dog or cat person?" to which I have always answered, "I love both, but cats will always have a special place in my heart."
The Difference between 'Living' and 'Existing'
In the past couple of weeks, you may have noticed that I have been posting articles discussing various self-help methods. Continuing with this unannounced series, Cal Newport, the author of Deep Work: Rules For Focused Success In A Distracted World, has sparked an interesting question that I wish to explore with you: What is the difference between ‘living’ and ‘existing’.