Mysta's Mirror - Where have all the Art Lovers gone? - Peg People

Where Have All The Art Lovers Gone?

After six weeks of 24/7 hard slog producing a collection of art work for Brixham Pannier Market, my hopes have been dashed. It’s an uphill struggle trying to impress the good people of this seaside town. People come and people go. Some glance and some stop to look, but overall, most sail by as if Art a la C’art is invisible …

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Mysta at Rivington

Night Demons

Last night, at midnight, I had an encounter with some demons. I was driving through darkest Deepdale, in the heart of Preston (Priest Town) as torrential rain hammered down. I could barely see the road ahead, so I eased off the ‘gas’ and slowed right down…

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Am I An Artist?

I know a man who collects Victorian street lighting. He spends all of his time researching it, purchasing it, then restoring it. He fills his home with his beloved iron pillars and rusting canopies and talks of little else. I admire this man very much because he knows exactly who he is and what he does. He is an avid ‘collector of Victorian street paraphernalia’. I am so envious. I listen to his latest tale about his most recent acquisition and wish I were more like him.

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So What’s It Like To Be An Artist ……. ?

So what’s it like to be an artist, or rather, what’s it like ‘trying’ to be an artist?  Am I an artist because I say so, or am I an artist because others say so? My head is full of questions and doubts. At 52 years old and having been producing work for 23 years, I like to think that I’m getting closer to the answer. I suppose I find being an artist similar to being a creative ‘iceberg’. The majority of it goes on beneath the surface with a small, vulnerable ‘blob’ poking it’s head above the parapet. …

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