My Dog Taught Me How To Draw

My dog is a pain in the arse, but I love him. I love him because he’s instantly become a part of our family. Growing up, we always had a dog in our house, (RIP Holly, Amber and Charlie), but …


A Chinese Kiwi Art Collective 

It’s an overcast winter’s day at Hu’s Farm in Riverhead, Auckland. I’m here to hang with three other artists as they each create a work, to be showcased at an upcoming exhibition called AMUSE BOUCHE. Yuan Keru, Shen Piji & …


7 Easy Ways To Unlock & Boost Your Creativity

They say creativity is the new oil, so how do we maximise this wonderful, yet often elusive tool? In the past, I’ve written about how Bruce Springsteen does it, and John Cleese, even Salvador Dali, which lead to a fascinating hour with The University of Auckland’s …



A Reddit Q & A With Author Justin Brown

Q – I’m rewriting my first novel and would like to know how to grab an agent’s attention when submitting. Justin – There is no right or wrong way, just make sure you’ve done the obvious things right – spelling, grammar, …






City of 100 Lovers – she’s all go!

I’ll admit I may have been rocking on the back of my heels pre-show but there was no need. City of 100 Lovers kicked off with a thunderous bang. Brilliant and funny with a tuneful crew, this is a show …


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