Posts by by Lisa Cockington
What Do You Stand For?
Upcycled Statement Art I wise person once said: “The aim is not to live forever, but to create something that will”. Chuck Palahnuik There are a few other key phrases that haunt me at times: “Can we leave this world a better place than when we entered? “ ” If you don’t stand for something,…Read More
See the image above? Before you get too excited, yes I did paint it, but no, it’s not really this big. I’ve photoshoped it as an example of what I call an epic artwork. Over the last year, I’ve been dipping my toes into all sorts of painting styles, trying to work out what is…Read More
What does your art mean?
What does your art mean? What is the deep seated, raw emotion that you are trying to express? What’s the story behind it? A controversial statement here: It doesn’t have to mean anything.I don’t believe that everything in the world needs to make sense. It just IS. We spend so much of our lives searching…Read More
The Entrepreneurs Guide to Working from Home
In the midst of the COVID 19 Pandemic, many people are experiencing working from home for the first time, and for some, it has proved to be a challenge. For me though, this is something I have done to varying degrees, for many years. Part of me wonders what the fuss is about, and the…Read More
Just over a year ago I launched Lisa Cockington Creative Studio, and bravely put my artwork on display. At the end of 2019 I have the opportunity to reflect on my journey, and most importantly, express my gratitude for the year that unfolded. Starting a new business is hard. Its scary opening yourself up to…Read More
The Surprising Thing About Abstract Art
A while ago at craft fair, a friend made a comment about my art: “I like your abstract art, but I don’t really know what to do with it. The flowers however – I get that. I could hang them on the wall” I thought about this for a while. You see I LOVE abstract…Read More
Creating Special Moments
Our most precious memories contains a range of magical defining moments. They are usually not about our greatest achievements as such, but the experience that accompanied it, and the little things that made it special. Sometimes, yes, its about that magical wedding proposal, but sometimes its not, its about personal, unique experiences Chip & Dan…Read More
Plant The Seeds of Tomorrow’s Memories
A few years ago, my father passed away after a short battle with cancer. He fell one day, was admitted to hospital and never came home. We hadn’t realised he was terminally ill, and from the moment of the fall he was confused and disoriented, meaning that we never got to have any of those…Read More
Have You Missed The Pinterest Revolution?
Here’s what you don’t know and how it can change your life for the better! Pinterest is not a social media platform Yes, you read that correctly. Its not a place to share news and interact, in fact its primarily a solitary activity. It has nothing to do with what is happening now, or what…Read More
5 Ways to Make Art More Affordable
You’ve found something that you love and want to give it a place in your home, but you’re torn because the budget’s tight. What are your options? Here are some workarounds that might help you achieve what you want. 1. Consider Afterpay. Its available on every item and allows you to spread the payments over…Read More