Category Archives: Leslie Farin

When Life Gets in the Way of My Art

Life gets in the way. I’m sitting now in my office trying to write my first Expressive Clay Art blog since December 2016, feeling embarrassed that I’ve let it go so long. That’s the thing about blogging; it needs to … Continue reading

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Please Join Me in Working Toward Peace and Tolerance

There is no way to make sense of the attack in NICE yesterday. I cannot stop thinking about the families visiting together on the beach, watching fireworks, enjoying the Bastille holiday.  The horrific attack left huge numbers of people injured or … Continue reading

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Do You Have a Need to Create?

Creative people need to create. I’ve unfortunately spent very little time in my clay studio over the past few months. Working with ceramics provides a creative outlet for me unlike any other activity, and I feel the need to get … Continue reading

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What Your Taste in Art Says About You Test

  Hello and welcome to the What Your Taste In Art Says About You test.  A university study has determined through it’s experimentations that a person’s personality has a lot to do with the style of paintings they prefer.  So … Continue reading

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Not the Same Old Gifts!

Looking for unique gifts is so frustrating! As a creative person, I look for artistic and unusual items for the special people in my life. Often I give my own work, but at this point everyone close to me already … Continue reading

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Does Creative Equal Messy?

Your studio is a mess. Then again, it’s your mess, and while the placement of your things may look completely random to others, to you, it feels very much in control. Creative people tend to think outside the desk.  We … Continue reading

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The Fork in the Road

“When you come to a fork in the road, take it”, Yogi Berra once said when asked directions to his house. Turned out either path got you there.  This quote, one of the many unintentionally witty pronouncements from Yogi, makes … Continue reading

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10 Reasons Artists Make Great Friends and Lovers

Artistic people can be flighty, moody, off-beat, and have a reputation for walking around with their heads in the clouds. They lose track of time lost in their own creativity. Creatives spend enormous amounts of energy focused on their art … Continue reading

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Does the Cold Weather Affect Your Creativity?

I returned home yesterday from almost a week in New Jersey’s frigid temperatures. We intended to stay four days, but our flight home was rescheduled three times due to bad weather. The flight cancelations out of our control, we hunkered … Continue reading

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Who Says You’re Not Creative?

Do you know that if you think you are creative, you are more likely to be? Does that mean if you don’t see yourself as creative you are actually less creative? I used to be one of those people who … Continue reading

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