The Non-Self you experience every day

The Buddhist idea of Non-Self or Anatman seems far too foreign to bother much with, a fancy term for an idea we are too busy to have. Whilst Non-Self can be a profound experience discovered through meditation, what’s important is all of us can experience a little of what it’s like in our daily lives. … Read more

The Pursuit of Happiness is making us miserable

I like many, have pursued self-improvement to better my life, become more successful and be happier. My quest for personal development lead me to read, listen and watch to so much advice. But a part of me became exasperated at how much it felt like work. I asked myself ‘When will it end? When can I … Read more

The Art of Warhammer and War – my history with art

Although I started art a few years ago, I can see how my art yearnings grew from my youth. I used to play tabletop games back in the Day, exclusively Warhammer and Warhammer 40k by Games Workshop, which creates games in a Fantasy or Sci-Fi genre. Collecting, painting, and playing with miniatures on the tabletop … Read more

Facing Fear: The Way out is the Way through

Looking back on my path, I can see that the only time I have made progress is facing the fears and beliefs that have held me back. It’s not easy, indeed the most challenging thing you can do. Many things cause my anxiety and depression, but low self-esteem and self-worth are one. I listened far … Read more

Finding your art style and Pictorial Vocabulary by Scott McCloud

Like many an artist, I’ve asked myself what sort of art I want to create, what’s my voice, my style? Realistic representation? Abstraction? Emotions? Ideas? Stories? What can be depicted by art is broad, and where we stand on the spectrum is the journey of an artist and their art. Not surprisingly, such confusion has … Read more