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    Blog,  Featuring Local Creatives

    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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    Can art help with Depression? – my interpretation of surviving suicide

    “Can art help with Depression?” was one of the first questions I asked myself when I was admitted for my very first hospitalization for a depressive episode a few years ago.  I couldn’t understand how painting or gluing things together would help me express, let alone allow me to deal with what was going wrong. Last week I posted one of my latest works entitled, “Come Away from the Edge”. It was one of those inspired works in the sense that pure emotion drove me to create it. I’m certain it’s happened to you! My irritability levels were sky high. So, I locked myself up in my studio and turned…

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