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All Articles Written By: Celeste Varley

1.   'Making Sense Of Your Surprising New Ability To Draw.' by Celeste Varley
    Once you've made your first heart-centred drawings, you may wonder how to interpret the results. Here's help in seeing through to the other side of the mirror.
    Distributed: 2007-12-28 10:12:00 | Word Count: 485 | Page Views: 4292 | Votes: 24 | Rating: 1.50
2.   The Hard Work Of Becoming Spontaneous by Celeste Varley
    Do you toil and sweat over artwork, while envying other artists who seem to just create effortlessly? See if you can find a breath of renewal in this article.
    Distributed: 2007-12-26 10:48:00 | Word Count: 799 | Page Views: 4385 | Votes: 21 | Rating: 2.00
3.   How Simplicity Can Be Perfection by Celeste Varley
    Have you ever gone too far with a work of art? Do you ever add a bit more of this and a little of that to make it come alive? Knowing when to stop and knowing when it's finished aren't necessarily the same thing in this article.
    Distributed: 2007-12-18 10:36:00 | Word Count: 798 | Page Views: 4183 | Votes: 19 | Rating: 1.42
4.   Turning Humdrum Into Humming by Celeste Varley
    Have you begun to feel that your artwork is pretty mediocre ? Do you set about the same procedure every time ? Perhaps you will find a little adventure in this article...
    Distributed: 2007-12-13 11:00:00 | Word Count: 1025 | Page Views: 4599 | Votes: 17 | Rating: 1.88
5.   When You Can't See Beneath The Surface by Celeste Varley
    Have you ever been looking for something and were staring right at it without seeing it? When we have too fixed an expectation, the reality often doesn't match our mental picture and so we don't even see it. There's a way of seeing beneath your expectations in this article.
    Distributed: 2007-11-20 14:24:00 | Word Count: 569 | Page Views: 3225 | Votes: 8 | Rating: 1.63
6.   What is Heart? by Celeste Varley
    Everybody knows what 'heart' means, right? You hear it all the time. You probably use it too. But what the heck does it mean - a vague, sugary generality, or what? There's a lot of heart in the 2 minutes it takes to read this article.
    Distributed: 2007-11-01 11:24:00 | Word Count: 840 | Page Views: 4193 | Votes: 15 | Rating: 1.67
7.   What Leads You, Expectations Or Inspirations? by Celeste Varley
    Is your routine way of doing things based on expectations and obligations? If you can no longer imagine being motivated by passion, see if this article points the way.
    Distributed: 2007-10-24 10:24:00 | Word Count: 596 | Page Views: 3920 | Votes: 16 | Rating: 1.88
8.   Too Grown Up To Recover The Magic Inside? by Celeste Varley
    Have you ever secretly longed to break free of the limits of principles and techniques and just throw paint at a canvas in wild abandon? If it seems too childish a notion, this article may point out an adult way to discover the magic inside.
    Distributed: 2007-10-12 10:12:00 | Word Count: 465 | Page Views: 3205 | Votes: 6 | Rating: 1.17
9.   How Solo Performances Kill Creativity by Celeste Varley
    If you are used to taking charge and making things happen, why does drawing leave you baffled? I feel your frustration in this, and hope you'll find some relief in this article.
    Distributed: 2007-09-11 12:00:00 | Word Count: 488 | Page Views: 3959 | Votes: 25 | Rating: 2.04
10.   Does Lack Of Talent Prevent You From Drawing With Heart? by Celeste Varley
    If you've fallen for the myth that artistic talent is only for a gifted few, it's easy to conclude that there's no way to draw with any heart. Busting this myth is less than 2 minutes away in this article.
    Distributed: 2007-08-24 13:00:00 | Word Count: 520 | Page Views: 4410 | Votes: 18 | Rating: 1.83
11.   Why Would You Learn To Draw Over The Phone? by Celeste Varley
    If past failures at drawing embarrass you, there's no way you want to risk humiliation in a public class. What if there were a way to learn to draw in private that would show you your natural talent? Dial into this article.
    Distributed: 2007-08-13 10:48:00 | Word Count: 435 | Page Views: 4589 | Votes: 22 | Rating: 1.95
12.   Why Expectations Squash The Magic In Drawings by Celeste Varley
    Even though you're creative in many ways, you might find that drawing anything with life escapes you, especially if you're responsible for meeting expectations. Find your hidden talents without losing your integrity in this article.
    Distributed: 2007-07-27 12:00:00 | Word Count: 594 | Page Views: 4137 | Votes: 24 | Rating: 1.75
13.   Solutions That Won't Stay Put by Celeste Varley
    You've just learned a new method of drawing, painting, throwing pots, or attracting positive things into your life. If it starts to lose it's shine, do you feel disappointed? 'Solutions that won't stay put' will show you how lucky you are.
    Distributed: 2007-07-12 13:48:00 | Word Count: 476 | Page Views: 4483 | Votes: 26 | Rating: 1.96
14.   Sharing Passion Can Be Deadly by Celeste Varley
    Have you ever had a flash of inspiration for a new project, but found it had soon cooled off? If you've ever had this trouble, you might find some help in this article.
    Distributed: 2007-06-28 10:36:00 | Word Count: 437 | Page Views: 2994 | Votes: 5 | Rating: 1.40
15.   The Risk In Trying To Avoid Blunders by Celeste Varley
    Are you ever bugged by some part of your work that seems a bit 'off'? Like many others, you might want to avoid those errors, but aren't sure how. This article points out, The risk in trying to avoid blunders.
    Distributed: 2007-06-14 10:24:00 | Word Count: 440 | Page Views: 3012 | Votes: 13 | Rating: 2.46
16.   Hidden Messages by Celeste Varley
    When a work of art grabs you, what's really going on? It's way more than the colours or shapes. Something is getting into your heart. It's not always obvious, or even on purpose. If you're curious, this article holds some: "Hidden messages"
    Distributed: 2007-05-31 11:36:00 | Word Count: 508 | Page Views: 4977 | Votes: 16 | Rating: 1.44
17.   'Getting Real' by Celeste Varley
    Are you hung up on real vs abstract? If this false concept raises goose bumps, see what the Skin Horse knows that might help, in this article.
    Distributed: 2007-05-18 11:00:00 | Word Count: 949 | Page Views: 4494 | Votes: 19 | Rating: 1.47
18.   From Potboilers To fame by Celeste Varley
    Have you ever toyed with the fantasy of becoming famous with your art? Come on now, buried in your innocent dreams of long ago? If you've decided it only happened long ago to the rare and gifted few, read on for a real life story.
    Distributed: 2007-05-10 11:24:00 | Word Count: 707 | Page Views: 5686 | Votes: 16 | Rating: 1.88
19.   When you can't see for looking by Celeste Varley
    The Museum of Modern Art in NY held an exhibit featuring a painting by Renoir. About 140,000 viewers came to admire this work. They all saw the sky, the sea, and the sailboat. But, not one of the 140,000 viewers noticed that the painting was hung upside down. Why not? Because we see what we expect to see. Now I don't know if this story is actually true. I heard it on a TV courtroom drama, but it certainly illustrates a truism. See how clear your vision really is in this article.
    Distributed: 2007-05-03 13:48:00 | Word Count: 848 | Page Views: 5112 | Votes: 17 | Rating: 2.12
20.   'When your thoughts are like runaway horses' by Celeste Varley
    When you're working on a particularly challenging piece of art, do you tend to get tight? Do you sometimes take shallow breaths? If you need a transition from the stress of the rest of your life into art making, there's a way of calming your horses, in this article.
    Distributed: 2007-04-25 14:24:00 | Word Count: 722 | Page Views: 4658 | Votes: 18 | Rating: 1.94
21.   Do you flirt with freedom or cling to control? by Celeste Varley
    Are you are pulled in two directions at once, needing structure and technique, but longing for a fluid looseness? It can be disorienting, intimidating, and even crippling. There are some balancing tips in this article.
    Distributed: 2007-04-19 12:00:00 | Word Count: 809 | Page Views: 4555 | Votes: 18 | Rating: 1.94
22.   'When it takes so much to get going.' by Celeste Varley
    Do you struggle with the start of each new work of art? Overcoming the drag to reach lift-off can sap your time and energy. There's a secret to avoiding the drag of flying in this article.
    Distributed: 2007-04-13 14:00:00 | Word Count: 835 | Page Views: 4741 | Votes: 24 | Rating: 2.29
23.   Are You Blinded By Focusing On The End Product? by Celeste Varley
    Do you ever want so much for a work of art to look the way you imagine, that you just can't seem to make it turn out that way? Have you been taught that the way to success is to set yourself specific goals, and then work hard at fulfilling them? You may be surprised to know that this can be a good way of practically ensuring failure, or at least shallowness. If this is sometimes you, you'll be interested in this article.
    Distributed: 2007-04-09 13:36:00 | Word Count: 1563 | Page Views: 4089 | Votes: 19 | Rating: 1.74
24.   'What Draws You Closer ?' by Celeste Varley
    The moment you take up your charcoal to draw, does a stillness fall within? Can the hand-eye-heart connection be turned on and off like a switch? I hope your jitters are calmed by this article.
    Distributed: 2007-04-02 12:00:00 | Word Count: 823 | Page Views: 4041 | Votes: 16 | Rating: 1.63
25.   Why Control is a Limiting Illusion by Celeste Varley
    Do you have a difficult time getting out of your head when making art? How can you create from your heart when you are so used to being responsible, and taking care of everything? I share your plight in this, and hope you'll find some light shining through the cracks in this article.
    Distributed: 2007-03-01 10:48:00 | Word Count: 926 | Page Views: 4443 | Votes: 26 | Rating: 2.15

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