Julia Rogers.

Thoughts and musings

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Getting started. Don't panic!

So you have the desire, the materials, time and no distractions. So why the hesitation?

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Joke - Why don't artist stare out of the window in the mornings?

Monday, 15 June 2020

Because they wouldn’t have anything to do in the afternoon!
When I first heard this as an art student I laughed because other students actuallly...

Different states of being - Art as exorcise

Sunday, 7 June 2020

I have different states of being when I paint, collage or when I sculpt. If fact we all enter different states of being according to our activity.

You gotta laugh

Monday, 1 June 2020

Laughter, joy, happiness, freedom, alert, alive, desire, thirst.
All words to describe my state of being when creating.
It is my solitude,...


Monday, 1 June 2020

Wayfinding only works if you are lost, able to get lost or desire a new path.
I never know where I will go in my creative journey from one piec...

Rip it up

Monday, 1 June 2020

Rip it up was a song from the 80 by Orange Juice. Remember it? The lyrics go "Rip it up and start again."
Well I find that when you let go and are...

What I learnt from having children

Sunday, 31 May 2020

Having children is the most fulfilling, tiring, full on life choice ever. 
I love my (now adult) children. They are such great people. They embody...

Finding time

Saturday, 30 May 2020

what will tomorrow bring?
Tomorrow can never be predicted. Take our current crisis. We never saw this coming.
I can predict that I will show...

The power of art

Friday, 29 May 2020

Welcome to my blog. In this busy world we need time. Time to be lost in thought. Daydreaming, problem solving, inventing, experimenting and discovering.