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A few weeks ago, I was interviewed on The Wabi Sabi series podcast, hosted by Michelle Cox on “Finding your genius”. Michelle actually invited me on to her podcast quite a while ago but I delayed getting back to her because, to be honest, I wondered whether I had anything interesting or worthwhile to say!...
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It’s been a big year of changes for me lately. I’ve moved house to Bayview in the northern beaches in Sydney. And I’m now painting out of a new studio, at the wonderful Atelier 9 Avalon. I must admit, both moves have been great for my psyche, productivity and creativity. I’m getting more done in...
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When you’re a creative, you might often crave clarity on your creative pursuits. For example: What should I write next in my story? Where should I focus my efforts? What should I paint next? The list is endless! This is compounded by the fact that we’re often surrounded by creative chaos. This is a period...
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A while back, I visited an office where I was considering subleasing a space. It was stark, grey and devoid of any art. I knew straight away that it wouldn’t work for me. The main lessee – let’s call him John – said: “I like to keep the office environment free of distractions so that...
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I was honoured to be interviewed by Marina Go for Tonic magazine. A lifetime ago, Marina was editor of Dolly magazine back when entire generations of teen girls grew up on devouring that publication. She’s now a business leader, veteran publisher and board director of various major organisations. One of her initiatives is Tonic magazine,...
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I’m so excited to announce a collaboration with Artshine Playground who are offering a range of gorgeous lifestyle products featuring my artwork. From totes and wallets to backpacks and pencil cases, there are a wide range of products to choose from. You can find the full range here. By Valerie Khoo
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I’m a big believer in the idea that you should always give in to your creative curiosity. That means when you feel something that piques your interest, let yourself explore. If you find yourself with a creative itch, scratch it. A lot of people will say that they don’t have the time to fit these...
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Ok, I concede defeat. A while back I started #the100dayproject where you are supposed to “explore your creativity” for 100 days. I decided to take it one step further and “create something new” every day for 100 days. Well, that was clearly silly…⁠ I went very well for the first 30 days and then hit...
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Your genius is what comes naturally to you. It took me too long to understand this basic but profound tenet in life. And that’s because we’re unwittingly trained to resist this concept. For so long I thought that I should all improve on the things that did NOT come naturally to me. So I packed...
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I’m so thrilled to announce my collaboration with Great Big Canvas. For a while now, I’ve received so many enquiries from art lovers in different countries but I’ll admit it’s been a logistical challenge to send prints/canvases to certain places. This collab means you can easily order artist-quality prints of my artwork and get them...
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