What is ART?

In the mind.

Art is in the mind’s eye and can be whatever your imagination will allow it to be.

Its a drop of rain ricocheting from a tarmac canvas and exploding into oblivion as it gathers momentum and careers down the gutter in a shimmering sea of crystal clear raindrops.

Its a lonely pedestrian wandering down an empty unlit street with the moonlight on their back, silhouetting them against a background of statuesque buildings that expose their secrets within through brightly lit windows. The cracks in the shutters of hidden rooms where the inhabitants go about their mundane lives in secret, unaware and oblivious to what might lay ahead. While outside and below, the discards of man blow in every direction and rodents hug the curbs as they scurry among the waste sniffing the breeze in order to search out a meal to take back to their secret nests and feed their expectant young.

Its the first look between a newborn and its mother in the realization of who they are, just after the moment the child was thrust into daylight by a deliberate forceful push to guiding hands that have pulled them from the safety and fluid warmth of the womb to the comfort of the breast.

The exhausted weeping mother propped upon the bed, anxious and excited at the thought of her first real connection with a child she will love forever. Its the curve of the engorged breast with hard inviting nipples, dripping slightly as the child is placed before it, as it’s mothers instinct is automatic in her release of life-giving sustenance, the newborn unsure and yet ready to accept its bounty through swollen nipples that weep in readiness despite the mothers previous discomfort, trauma and agony as the child prepares to suckle at the breast for the first time.

Its the rush of the waves before they explode upon on the shore, undulating in a never-ending cycle of power and ferocity before retreating back to the sea to return yet again.

Its the slightest glimpse of a distant image in the corner your eye. It’s whatever and where ever you want it. Nothing is what it seems and everything is what it is and will be.

By definition:


refers to a diverse range of human activities and artefacts and may be used to cover all or any of the arts, including music, literature and other forms. It is most often used to refer specifically to the visual arts, including mediums such as painting, sculpture, and printmaking. Aesthetics is
the branch of philosophy which considers art.

Visual art is defined as the arrangement of colours, forms, or other elements " in a manner that affects the sense of beauty, specifically the production of the beautiful in a graphic or plastic medium&quot. The nature of art has been described by Richard Wollheim as " one of the most elusive of the traditional problems of human culture. It has been defined as a vehicle for the expression or communication of emotions and ideas, a means for exploring and appreciating formal elements for their own sake, and as mimesis or representation. Leo Tolstoy identified art as a use of indirect means to communicate with one person to another. Benedetto Croce and R.G. Collingwood advanced the idealist view that art expresses emotions and that the work of art therefore essentially exists in the mind of the creator. Art as a form has its roots in the philosophy of Immanuel Kant and was developed in the early twentieth century by Roger Fry and Clive Bell. Art as mimesis or representation has deep roots in the philosophy of Aristotle.

Traditionally the term art was used to refer to any skill or mastery, a concept which altered during the Romantic period when art came to be seen as " a special faculty of the human mind to be classified with religion and science.

Generally art is a (product of) human activity, made with the intention of stimulating the human senses as well as the human mind; by transmitting emotions and/or ideas. Beyond this description, there is no generally agreed-upon definition of art, since defining the boundaries of "art" is subjective, but the impetus for art is often called human creativity.

The evaluation of art has become especially problematic since the 20th century. Wollheim distinguishes three approaches: the Realist, whereby aesthetic quality is an absolute value independent of any human view, the Objectivist, whereby it is also an absolute value, but is dependent on general human experience, and the Relativist position, whereby it is not an absolute value, but depends on, and varies with, the human experience of different humans

An object may be characterized by the intentions, or lack thereof, of its creator, regardless of its apparent purpose. A cup, which ostensibly can be used as a container, may be considered art if, intended solely as an ornament, while a painting may be deemed craft if mass-produced.

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Excerpt from The Guardian,

Monday, November 25, 2002, by Jeanette Winterson

Art is a different value system. Like God, it fails us continually. Like God, we have legitimate doubts about its existence but, like God, art leaves us with footprints of beauty. We sense there is more to life than the material world can provide, and art is a clue, an intimation, at its best, a transformation. We don’t need to believe in it, but we can experience it. The experience suggests that the monolith of corporate culture is only a partial reality. This is important information, and art provides it.

Centre Bouddhiste de l’Ile de France 2004

Art is the organisation of sense impressions [into pleasurable formal relations] that expresses the artist’s sensibility and communicates to his audience a sense of values that can transform their lives.

centre Boudiste paris

Definition from the Oxford dictionary

Human creative skills or its application; branch of creative activity concerned with production of imitative and imaginative designs and expressions of ideas, in painting; esp products of activity; any skill contrasted with scientific technique or principle; craft or activity requiring imaginative skill (in pl) branches of learning (esp languages, literature, and history) associated with imaginative and creative skill as distinct from technical skills of science; specific ability, knack, cunning artfulness; trick, stratagem.

University of British Columbia

Any brief definition of art would oversimplify the matter, but we can say that all the definitions offered over the centuries include some notion of human agency, whether through manual skills (as in the art of sailing or painting or photography), intellectual manipulation (as in the art of politics), or public or personal expression (as in the art of conversation). Recall that the word is etymologically related to artificial — i.e., produced by human beings. Since this embraces many types of production that are not conventionally deemed to be art, perhaps a better term for them would be visual culture. This would explain why certain pre-industrial cultures produce objects which Eurocentric interests characterize as art, even though the producing culture has no linguistic term to differentiate these objects from utilitarian artefacts. Having said that, we are still left with a class of objects, ideas and activities that are held to be separate or special in some way. Even those things which become art even though they are not altered in any material way — e.g., readymades — are accorded some special status in a describable way. Because of this complexity,
writers have developed a variety of ways to characterize the art impulse.

The University of British Columbia

Where is the line between art and Porn.

I have been reading a lot lately on social media about people’s perceptions and opinions of what they class as art and Porn.
Having read many opinions on the subject I have decided to run a little experiment to find out what is the general opinion on what some would class as an artistic nude and yet others would class as obscene or porn.
Below are a series of images and I am asking you to decide which ones you see as art and which ones you see as nothing more than porn.

Women Lovers by Charles Blackman
Women Lovers by Charles Blackman

This first image titled, Women Lovers by acclaimed Australian artist Charles Blackman caught my eye as it was recently banned by facebook much to the disgust of the gallery that wanted to display it for auction purposes.  I assume for containing lesbian connotations, nudity a bare bottom and a partially visible breast.

For me, I see nothing wrong with the image. It is a subtle portrayal of a couple who are in love and cherish each others company. It is in no way offensive and portrays what is, in fact, an everyday part of normal life whether we choose to acknowledge it or not.

Gustave Courbet. The origin of the world 1866
Gustave Courbet. The origin of the world 1866

This next image by the Gustave Courbet is a highly debated piece which is currently hanging in the  Musée d’Orsay. Its title is The origin of the world and is a realistic portrayal of an erotic female nude which leaves nothing to the imagination.

Although at its time, when first painted I believe it had a more political agenda, for me, its title clearly states that it is an interpretation of what some may consider being, The origin of the world, as without the urge or ability to reproduce there would be no world, for mankind, at least. I personally find this in no way offensive and more a celebration of the female form and its power to reproduce and nurture mankind and therefore I would definitely not class it as porn.

This next painting by BALTHASAR KŁOSSOWSKI DE ROLA, aka, Balthus is titled The guitar lesson and features a young female bent backward over the knee of an older female. There is nothing left to the imagination as it is clear what is happening. For the uncensored image please visit Here

For me, you could raise several arguments over the content portrayed within the painting and argue that it is abusive, obscene, explicit even, but is it still art?


Is art purchased for profit or pleasure.

Having recently read that a floral impressionist landscape painting by Gustav Klimt recently sold at Sotheby’s London auction for $59million approx £48million I began to wonder if in fact it was only purchased for profit, not pleasure.
I mean, being realistic of course, the only type of person that could afford to by art at that kind of price obviously must have a lot of money, to begin with, and the only way to accrue vast wealth is through investment.

Will this piece ever be on display for the public? Will it be hung in a private collection for only the eyes of the privileged to see, or will it be locked away in a climate-controlled vault, never to see the light of day until it is again sold for a vast profit.

If the latter is the case then think about how many exceptional masterpieces there are that are stored in vaults of the rich and famous that you nor I will never have the privilege of seeing and ask yourself this. Is it right that they should be hidden away or should they be shared, as art was created to be seen, not hidden away!

Art is for everyone.

It is my humble opinion that art is for everyone. To be more specific the creation of art. The actual act of putting pencil to paper or paint to canvas. These are my preferences but art comes in many forms and endless mediums.

Why, because by doing so we are able to leave the world we are in, forget about all our fears, woes, and problems, leaving us free to indulge ourselves in a world of passion, creativity and make-believe.

For me creating art is like reading a book. Once we open the jacket and begin to read the first page we are no longer trapped within the confines of our everyday lives. We are the villains, the hero’s, the lovers and the dreamers immersed in a world of make believe with only our imaginations to limit us. The Dumbledores of the art world with the capability to conjure up infinite possibilities. For a brief moment in time, we are calm, relaxed and at one with ourselves, masters of our own universe with the endless potential to produce whatever we desire with the luxury of being able to be oblivious to all that is around us, and like reading a book we can pick it up and put it back down whenever we choose.

Art is a fantastic free way to destress, it helps you relax. It frees your mind of all the clutter of everyday life and allows you to escape within yourself. It improves your hand-eye coordination and helps you express yourself, your passions, your desires, it channels your emotions into something productive and worthwhile with an end product that you can be proud of and say “I made this”. Yes sometimes it can be frustrating and many times you will mess up but there is no pressure or expectations other than those you put upon yourself and like all things, the more you do it the better you will get.

So come on people, get some art therapy and start learning to enjoy your creativity, start expressing yourselves through art because like I said, art is for everyone.

Author: Arts-crafts-Hobbiesanddiy.com

Self observation and self awareness.

We are all in some way conscious of how we look but have you ever stood in front of the mirror and really taken notice of yourself. I’m not talking about your everyday routine beauty check before you leave the house. Or the does my bum look big in this, as you glance over your shoulder. I’m talking about taking the time to really look and pay attention to yourself. To explore your body and look at every detail of what you see. Yeah, right I hear you say.

I mean, when do any of us get time to actually pay attention to ourselves let alone study ourselves on an intimate personal level, after all, we spend most if not all of our time running around after everyone else, trying to please and delight those around us and meeting deadlines within our strict routines, it’s no surprise really that we overlook the most important thing of all. OURSELVES. Besides which, when, or if we do finally get time alone, we are too exhausted to take advantage of it anyway let alone sit in front of a mirror and explore ourselves.

So I’m asking you to indulge me for a moment. If you could find the time to study yourself, and I mean really look and take note of what you see, paying attention to every line, wrinkle, dimple and curve, and all the minute details that we so often take for granted and yet make you so special and unique, could you also imagine yourself as the subject of a work of art, and if so how would you see yourself and want to be portrayed. Throughout history, both males and females have been the subject of infinite works of art, portrayed in many guises and many forms. Some works show full frontal nudity with the subjects positioned in alluring poses that hold our attention and lead our imaginations into a world of thought-provoking fantasy, inviting us to imagine all kinds scenarios while others leave nothing to the imagination, some invite us to look deeper into the soul of the subject, seeking out their personalities and second guessing their very thoughts. Some offer us just a glimpse, barely enough, leaving the rest to our own imaginations.

Throughout history, both males and females have been the subject of infinite works of art, portrayed in many guises and many forms. Some works show full frontal nudity with the subjects positioned in alluring poses that hold our attention and lead our imaginations into a world of thought-provoking fantasy, inviting us to imagine all kinds scenarios while others leave nothing to the imagination, some invite us to look deeper into the soul of the subject, seeking out their personalities and second guessing their very thoughts. Some offer us just a glimpse, barely enough, leaving the rest to our own imaginations.

How would you choose to be seen? Would you choose a specific part of your body, perhaps your shoulders, the curve of your breast or back, your face, an eye or your lips, would you choose to portray your whole body, and if so would it be clothed, partially clothed perhaps in the sexiest lingerie and jewellery you possess, draped in silk or naked, vulnerable and exposed to the gaze of your admirers, would you prefer to be standing, lying or sitting, perhaps posed in a wooden rocking chair with a soft blanket draped across your partially exposed body. Your stockinged leg showing just beneath the cover offering a glimpse of what lies beneath. What mood would you want to portray, perhaps how you are feeling at that moment, fed up, excited, aroused and yet at the same time scared as you feel vulnerable and slightly out of your comfort zone, or maybe you would prefer to be portrayed how you felt before you actually took the time to take notice of yourself. Exhausted, tired, Shy and unaware of just how beautiful you really are.

Don’t be afraid to touch and explore yourself feeling every detail of who you are. The way your body dips and rises. the softness of your skin and all the little dimples, curves, folds, bumps and creases that make up its surface. Experience the sensation of your touch and how it makes you feel. Try to find the mood that you seek then apply it to your work. Once you have decided on how you want to portray yourself, you now only have to decide by what means you wish to do it. There are many ways to capture your image, all you have to do is decide. Perhaps on paper using graphite or paint, or even by a photograph as we all now seem to have the luxury of the selfie.

It doesn’t matter how it looks, this is about you paying attention to yourself. If at first, it looks nothing like what you set out to do don’t worry. Once you have the initial basic idea you can fine tune the details later. This is your chance to portray yourself in a way that you decide, you are in control and can be seen in a way that you want to be seen, so take your time, indulge yourself and enjoy the experience. There are no judgements here.

The most important thing is to be proud of who you are and take pleasure from yourself, your body and what you are seeing. You are the subject, the muse and the centre of your attention, you decide what to portray and how you want to portray it.

Body image and self awareness
Body consciousness

In conclusion.

Not only is this an artistic exercise it is also an exercise in self-awareness and self-confidence. So many of us have low self-esteem and lack the courage to put ourselves out there as we are so judgemental of ourselves that we are constantly paranoid of what others may think of us and so lack the confidence to be around others on a more personal level. this exercise is designed to make you aware of who you really are, a chance for you to step out of your comfort zone and indulge yourself and realise that you are a beautiful being.
I appreciate that all of us are not brilliant artists so if you have chosen to capture your image on paper or canvas don’t be too disappointed if the finished piece isn’t perfect or bears little or no resemblance to what you set out to do. The object of this exercise is for you to see the brilliance and uniqueness of who you are and to become aware of yourself. It’s not about producing a masterpiece or a picture perfect representation of yourself unless of course, this is your objective. At the end of the exercise, you might just be amazed at how beautiful and perfect you are. You may want to keep your work for yourself or to show it to others or you may decide to discard it. It’s your choice. You are in control. You decide. Just take the time. It’s yours after all.

The genuine masterpiece.

I have looked at thousands of paintings, photos and other interpretations of art by various artists to seek out what to me is a genuine masterpiece, but it wasn’t until yesterday that it dawned on me. Are we not all a genuine masterpiece in our own right? Are we not unique, do we not all have the ability to be influential, are we not all priceless and irreplaceable. Every part of us is a genuine masterpiece in its own unique and to a certain extent flawed way. Our uniqueness comes from the fact that we could never be exactly reproduced, in the same way, that with a work of art there can only be one original piece and any reproduction will never capture nor match its unique original quality.

We as humans can have the same effect on a person that a work of art can have, be it positive or negative, and our very presence can influence others who see us, be it pleasurable, passionate, repulsion or aggression. I am not talking about personality as that is a hidden aspect of who we are and can only be experienced through interaction. I am just referring to our pure physical presence, the moment when we are first noticed by a total stranger.

For example.

Have you ever passed someone in the street or spotted someone across the way and, at that very moment in time turned to glimpse them and then continued on your way? Have you thought Wow who was that, and been captivated and held on the spot, did you think, oh my god or thought, I wish I could look like that, did you just ignore them and take no notice what so ever of them or did they for some reason disgust or upset you. Did he or she make you feel happy or sad, jealous or possibly even offended, did you look at that person and find yourself being critical of them, of their appearance or their very existence. Did you think that you would have done something different. Used a different make up or hair color, wore a different outfit or combined different styles, or just have not bothered and stayed out of sight.

What would you have changed if you were them. Have you commented to those around on their appearance and drawn others into your thoughts and provoked a debate about their look or presence, or did their presence have such a profound effect on you that you have returned day after day to the very spot that you first glanced them in the hope to get another look.

All of the above are not dissimilar to how you would view a work of art and the effect it can have on you.

When you see yourself in the mirror what do you see. Do you stand there and criticize your every flaw and try to redesign yourself as an artist would toil over a piece, or do you see the unique masterpiece that you really are. There is, and never will be another like you. You are a genuine masterpiece, a one off and irreplaceable.

There is no price that can be put on you as you are priceless, as no monetary value could ever be legally placed upon you. You are irreplaceable and as with a genuine work of art you have the ability to leave your lasting impression on those who see you once you are gone.

In conclusion.

We as humans spend so much of our time seeking beauty and perfection in all that is around us that we seldom see what is right there in front of us. Our favorite subject seems to be each other, we strive to look and be like each other and yet little do any of us realize, there is no need. We are all in our own unique way a genuine masterpiece, a one-off that can never be reproduced.

Colour usage.

I was recently doing some research into how to make my website more attractive and appealing to my visitors.
While doing so I stumbled upon several articles and studies about colour and the effects they have on our moods. For example, when we decorate our homes we choose the colours according to the mood we want to create within each room. Using perhaps light colours to create the feeling of serenity and space and darker colours to create a sense of being snug and cosy.

This got me thinking about how colour is used in the creation of art and whether or not specific colours are used during the portrayal of a subject as that is what is expected of the artist. Or, then again, perhaps they are used as that is what the artist perceives the viewer’s expectation to be because the artist subconsciously is trying to project a message to the onlooker, to inform us of their inner feelings and emotions during the creation of the piece.

Or is it just simply that certain colours represent certain things,  the sky is blue, the grass is green and so on.  We all see things the same way as everyone else, so the artist just gives us what we expect.

Throughout history, many works have been created using a plethora of colour and portray a multitude of scenarios.
However are we as the spectator if you like, missing what the piece is really about, and what the artist really wants us to see and feel.
Is there a hidden message in front of us, put there and expressed through colour to invoke our feelings and emotions, and that until we really start to examine the piece and take note of the use of colour as a pose to the subject matter itself we will never really get?
It’s a well-known fact that colours can affect and influence our moods.

For example if Giorgione had painted his sleeping Venus  using darker colours, perhaps against a thunderous sky with the trees thrashing in the wind and the hills and houses shrouded in darkness would we still see his Venus as a beautiful young woman resting peacefully on a hill and have that  feeling of calm, peace and serenity when we viewed it, or would we see his venus as a dangerous threat that is to be avoided at all cost.

I pondered on this for a while and then began to think that perhaps an artists choice and use of colour is, in fact, a deliberate way of influencing how we see the work and a way of influencing our mood as we viewed the piece. After all, Venus would still be the same person, an innocent looking maiden sleeping peacefully on a hill, but would we still see the piece this way?

There’s the old saying when you lose your temper that you see Red, suggesting that the colour red is an angry aggressive colour. To annoy or wind up an already slightly agitated person is considered to be waving a red flag at a bull.

So if an artist uses a lot of red and red based colours within their work could this mean that they were venting some kind of anger or frustration through their work, as red is a colour that invokes passion, energy and excitement, getting the adrenaline flowing and slightly raising the heartbeat causing us to react faster and raising our aggression levels.
White is associated with cleanliness and purity, the traditional bride was always wed in a beautiful white wedding dress. The bridal gown is a sign of innocence and her purity, an untouched fruit ripe for her groom. So if an artist’s uses white in their work could this mean that at the point of its creation they were feeling cleansed and pure of heart.

At the other end of the red spectrum is Pink.
Pink, on the other hand, is a mixture of both red and white, it is the colour associated with love and romance. It is a calming colour which causes us to mellow out and relax, draining us of our aggression and letting down our guard. Does this then mean that by using greater amounts of pink in their work the artist was perhaps feeling mellow and was so relaxed that they wished us all to know, or maybe even they were expressing their own feelings of love?

Yellow is the colour of sunshine. It stimulates and invigorates and is associated with Joy and happiness. It stimulates the mind and causes us to want to get up and get to it. It’s a colour that attracts the eye and grabs our attention. It is associated with honour and loyalty but it too has a dark side as it is also associated with cowardice and fear as in the saying “to be yellow”. Could the use of yellow mean that the artist was feeling excessively happy and joyous when they were creating the piece and wished to convey their joy to us the admirer, or perhaps they were feeling threatened and were fearful for their own well being or maybe they had committed an act of cowardice and were expressing their shame through their work.

Green is another favoured colour. It is the colour of the grass, leaves on the trees, plants in the ground. Greens are colour’s that take us outside and are associated with the environment around us. Greens are seen as being calming, soothing, invigorating colours. They are associated with safety but they also have a dark side as they too are associated with greed and jealousy and are referenced in the saying “the green-eyed monster” or to be “green with envy“.
So could an artist that used greens within their work be expressing their feelings of being at one with nature, a creature of the outdoors with the desire to be free or maybe could it be that they were harbouring feelings of envy and jealousy toward another. Perhaps a rival artist or someone of higher status or standing than themselves.

A combination of both yellow and green is the colour blue.
When we are down and feeling sad we are said to be feeling blue, suggesting that the colour blue is a sombre colour, however, this is only true when associated with darker blues, as light blues are favoured by many for their calming, soothing effect. There is nothing more calming or relaxing than lying in a green field looking up at a clear blue sky with the yellow sun beating down on you warming every inch of your body. A lot of hospitals and dental practices use light blues within their decor to create a feeling of calm and serenity in order to relax and calm those within, pre sedating their conscious mind so as to ease any anxieties that a patient may have.
Blues are also said to enhance performance releasing chemicals into the body causing athletes who train in a blue environment to train harder. It is also associated with the purity of royalty and nobility as only the select few are said to be of blue blood.
So if an artist chooses to use dark blues in their work is this because they are feeling a little down or dejected and somehow need to leave a message in their work to let others know how they feel, perhaps seeking a little empathy from the viewer. If they choose to use lighter blues are they doing so as a result of them feeling calm and at peace at the time of putting colour to the canvas. Perhaps in using lighter blues, they are in fact stimulating their own minds and enhancing their own creativity thus aiding in the production of another great work.

Orange is a combination of the colours red and yellow. Red being a passionate and aggressive colour while yellow is a warm fun, happy and invigorating colour.
Orange is a warm colour representing heat, fire and the sun. It is an appetite stimulant. Think of a bowl of fresh ripe oranges on a hot day and imagine taking one, carefully peeling it then biting into its succulent flesh so as to release the juice and enable you to quench your thirst. Orange is a colour representative of warm tropical landscapes, it increases the flow of oxygen to the brain causing our receptors to fire more quickly stimulating mental activity and helping us to be more creative. It is a stimulating colour causing enthusiasm, determination and fascination within us.
When an artist uses orange in their work are they trying to get us to see beyond what is in front of us.
Orange like blue is said to be a performance-enhancing colour so like with blue is the artist using orange as a way of getting us to see more than what is actually there, giving them an edge by stimulating our brain activity and enhancing our mental thought and in doing so causing us to be more enthusiastic about the piece and perhaps lull us into a sense of having to own the piece.
Could it be that the artist at the time of its creation was on a high, perhaps feeling invigorated and filled with the desire to create something that would portray to all how they felt?

Purple is a combination of both blue and red.
Yet again we have a passionate fiery colour mixing with a more soothing calming colour. Purple like blue is again a colour that has a strong association with royalty. It is symbolic of luxury and ambition and representative of dignity, power, wealth and extravagance. It is a colour used in many mythological and fantasy works being representative of mystery, wisdom and magic. It is a colour that is also associated with independence and creativity so could this mean that if the artist chose a subject containing purples they were trying to express their individualism and creative abilities.

Eighty obvious and not so obvious easy ways to save money.


The information in this article has been put together based on my own experiences everyday observation and the research that I have done, in an attempt to try to ease the pressure on my families budget.

It is only a guide and should be treated as such. A certain degree of common sense on your part is required as what works for some may not for others. We are all different and we all live our lives accordingly. We have our own preferences and make our own choices.

It is not a DIY guide to insulating your loft, fitting Double Glazing, lagging your pipes or any other form of home improvement. Nor is it a guide to cheap airfares, theatre tickets or any other discounted products. It is purely based on a day to day family existence and living with what you already have.

I don’t have time in my daily routine to sit for hours wading through page after page of figures, blurb and statistics so there are no long drawn out detailed explanations.

Some things you may already know others you may not. Some are so obvious they probably go unnoticed everyday. A lot is just pure common sense but if you, like most of us, lead a busy hectic life then reading this article is just what you and your family might need.


How to make money online.

A step by step guide to making your website pay for itself. Running your website for free.

If you like me spend hour after hour staring at the screen wondering just what you have to do to make money online, then you like me, have probably realised that there is no such thing as free money and to make money online takes more than just starting a web site filling it with content and sitting back to watch the money flood in. Its hard work that involves endless days of long hours with little or no reward, constant neglect of your loved ones and every day ending with a complete lack of self belief, low self esteem and a huge dent in your confidence.

We all sit there racking our brains waiting for that eureka moment. You know, the one that never seems to come, forcing our brains to find the one thing that no one else has thought of as we remain constant slaves to our desire to succeed.

I have trawled the web and read most of the articles on how to make money online, including many of the six figure income sites that are out there offering guaranteed sure fire ways to make money. Some how to me though, they all seem too good to be true, I mean if it was that easy to make money online everybody would be doing it, wouldn’t they? I for one wouldn’t be sitting here writing this. I would have made my million and be sunning myself on a yacht somewhere, leaving its sumptuous luxury only to drive into town  in my Aston Martin DB9 to check my bank account and treat my wife to a new pair of Stuart Weitzman shoes matching handbag and a Scott Henshall

I don’t know about you but I’ve been ripped off many a time by invisible people with designer websites making false claims that they can’t, or don’t deliver on, and lets be honest the bottom line is what their selling doesn’t work. Still they disappear into the ether with our hard earned money never to be seen again while we sit stunned and deflated wondering what we did wrong and whether it’s just us who are the stupid ones that will always be destined to never make money.

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First rendezvous.

I saw you looking.
Scrutinising me with every glance.
Staring with pearlescent eyes and holding my gaze.
What power do you possess that holds my attention and keeps me transfixed on you.
Studying every line and curve of you.
Building an indelible image in my mind so that I will never forget.
I try to portray you, but I am paralysed by you.
I can neither put to canvas nor imagine what I am trying to express.
My intention is there, but my mind cannot perceive the concept.
I will my body to execute, but I am frozen in the moment.
You sense my hesitation.
With subtle intention you adjust your position, changing the light, exposing more of you to me,
The presence you exude with your confident demeanour.
You are exposed and yet unafraid, unnerving my senses.
Quickly you sense the hold you have over me, as you dare my eyes to see you differently.
Teasing my thoughts.
Inviting my scrutiny and challenging me to find your inner soul.
How can I portray such perfection?
The subtleties of colour and line of your body as you sit motionless before me.
The tense heady atmosphere that transpires between us.
You will my hand toward canvas yet I cannot find composition.
Imagining in the moment how desperately I want it and how easily it could be lost.
To know that in a moment, I could capture it and it would always be there, never to be taken.
Held in immortal portrayal for all to see.
The tension is building with every second you are in the room.
Making me want, even more to capture it before you leave and it is gone forever.
We are lost in the moment.
Neither of us knowing the difference between reality and art.
I saw you looking.



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