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    What it feels like to be alcohol free – Sober for 227 days

    When “they” ask “what it feels like to be alcohol free” When people ask  “what it feels like to be alcohol free”. I can immediately answer and say, “You already know. The last word you said says it all.” FREE. I am free of the chains. With my last post, I spoke about being a newbie alcoholic over the festive season. There was a brief guide there, so have a look if it may help. This post is more of an update. On my Instagram (@yvette_hess) I posted the image below. On this day, I celebrated being sober for 200 days So, go deep Yvette- is it really all that?…

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    Find out who is my survey competition winner here!

    It’s time to announce the survey competition winner! OH YES! The backstory behind the survey Surveys are designed to assist the creator to collect some important information. It’s more than about giving away awesome prizes, even though that is fun too! I wanted to know what YOU thought about my brand and the impression my work- both art and writing gave you. Is my story coming through to you? The results of the survey 47 respondents took on average 3 minutes to complete the survey. On average there were many who enjoyed my work- both my writing and artwork. To be honest, I haven’t published all my creations in my store. Why?…

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    Featuring Scott Eric WIlliams – Local Creatives in South Africa

    Local creatives in South Africa – Introducing Scott Eric Williams One of the local creatives in South Africa I admire and look up to and who I have been promising to feature is Mr. Scott Eric Williams! He can be found on my Creative Colleagues page on my website. He’s an artist, photographer, illustrator (that’s the official stuff). But he is so much more. He has been an independent artist since November 2012 when he was retrenched. In addition, he has worked as a youth facilitator, arts administrator, and research assistant. He also freelanced in the creative industries while employed in the banking industry for 11 years.   He is a…

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    A round-up of my latest commissioned oil paintings – Yvette Hess Art

    When you take on a commission, you’re initially filled with a sense of buzzing energy. When I do commissioned oil paintings, I like to get excited by the client’s story and of course, I think I’m invincible and tell myself things like: “You got this!” “Come on, of course, you can do that. Pshhhhhh.” The ego is in charge. What they don’t tell you about commissioned work It can be scary as hell when it’s time to show the client! Why? Because you had to create what the client expected or obviously exceed those expectations. And some clients don’t always explain themselves well, so just like a project team needs to…

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