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Felix the Dog in Slow Motion

Have you met my dog Felix? He’s part chihuahua, part wiener dog. He’s a chiweenie. He was a stray; we rescued him last fall from Ventura County Animal Services. They do good work at the VCAS. And they have a lot of dogs to adopt. IfShow More Summary

This Is What Happens When Things Are Not as You Think

Have you had this experience? You have a strong intuitive feeling that a situation is one thing. Then you find out it’s the opposite. It’s puzzling and startling a bit to learn your radar is not as... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

How to create a bubble wrap envelope for your framed artwork

I spotted a very useful set of instructions today for two different ways of creating a bubble wrap envelope for your artwork when transporting it to an exhibition. Last week I had fun and games sat... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

How to Offer Upgrades for Your Teaching

When you offer services, such as teaching, mentoring, or coaching, seize the opportunity to enhance the experience for your students and clients. This may also be a chance to create extra income for yourself. I’m talking about offering upgrades to your services. Show More Summary

I'm in the spotlight!

Vuelio recently rated my blog as one of the 10 top art blogs in the UK and has now also done a blog post about me. See BLOGGER SPOTLIGHT: KATHERINE TYRRELL, MAKING A MARK As it says In this... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Review: The Big Painting Challenge - Episode 1

I'm going to be doing a review of each episode of BBC's second series of The Big Painting Challenge.  I did this last time with the first series and tried to focus on learning points from what I... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Email Marketing for Effective Art Marketing

Email Marketing Is Evergreen Email Marketing Tips — Leveraging Email to Generate More Art Sales. In the digital age, there are many tools you can use to reach out to potential customers. The last... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Want to buy the catalogue for an art exhibition that has closed?

The Museum Bookstore is new. It's an online store that specialises in the exhibition catalogues and art books produced by leading museums and galleries across the world. I don't know about you but... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Works on Paper Art Fair 2017 - review

The Works on Paper Fair is at the Royal Geographical Society at the top end of Exhibition Road until Sunday 12th February. RECOMMENDED: I visited yesterday and enjoyed seeing a range of... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Dwell In the Love Not On the Rejection

Plenty of people denounce Valentine's Day as one that was invented by the greeting card industry, but put me in the column for wanting more love, more hearts, and more sappy cards. Send away! Recognize the romantic love between you and your partner. Show More Summary

Australia's Impressionists at the National Gallery - review

Yesterday morning I visited the Australian Impressionists exhibition at the National Gallery in London and I'd certainly recommend a visit to this small but stimulating exhibition. On the basis you... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Ruth Borchard Self-Portrait Prize 2017 - Call for Entries

Any artist can enter a self-portrait for the £10,000 Ruth Borchard Self-Portrait Prize - and you don't have to be a portrait artist to enter! The Call for Entries for the Fourth Biennial of this... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

How to stop spam comments on specific Blogger posts

This is tip for how to stop frequent attempts by spammers to post a spam comment to specific blog posts on a Blogger blog. This is NOT how to stop spam comments from appearing. I can do that very... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

The Great Pottery Throwdown - Series 2 starts tonight

Just a quickie - because it starts in less than 10 minutes - but the new series of The Great Pottery Throwdown starts tonight on BBC2 at 8pm. As per usual you'll be able to view it on iPlayer after... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

5 Lists You Need for Your Art Career

I live by lists. They’re so beautiful on the page: one item after another after another. Whether we process each item in the order in which it appears on the list or, more likely, get around to them someday in no particular sequence, lists help us create order in our hectic lives. Show More Summary

The Conflation Index

When faced with stress or dramatic change in our environment, we humans have a tendency to conflate things in our thinking — to bundle two or more separate ideas or issues or observations into one. It’s a coping response when the universe around us gets more complex or shifts faster than we can process. As […]

NOT selected by an art competition or open exhibition?

Have you had your artwork rejected by an art competition or an open exhibition? Did you wonder why? Did you vow never ever to enter another one - and then entered anyway after the Call for Entries... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

The Best Ways How to Manage Your Career Expectations

Do you have a plan for your career expectations? Art careers are like art. Both look different depending on your perspective. None are ever alike. They are, as Da Vinci noted, never finished only... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

BBCFour Art of France - with Andrew Graham-Dixon

Andrew Graham-Dixon - one of the better presenters of art programmes on the television - has a new series on BBC4 called Art of France. The idea is to provide a visual journey through French Art... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Would you like to be an Art Detective?

I'm beginning to feel a bit like an art detective!   Regular readers of this blog will realise I've not been doing a lot of posting of late. Well the reason - which I still can't talk about in any... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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