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Corina
East Sussex
Reinvention is the word that represents me most of all .. from engineering to intuitive artist .. a challenging but interesting journey!
Interests: human emotions, healing through art, reading, narcissistic personality disorder
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Do you lack a deep connection with your creativity? Do you sense how much creativity could enrich your life? You are not the only one! This is how I was a few years ago ... this is how I get from time to time. Yep....... it happens to all of us at various point ... we simply disconnect from the stream of creativity ... life ... gets in the way ... Continue reading
Posted Feb 27, 2017 at Singing brushes!
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Gelli printing is an adventurous and experimental process. It is unpredictable, playful and yet serious. Continue reading
Posted Feb 20, 2017 at Singing brushes!
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From my Baccalaureate and a degree in engineering, to guiding English and Russian speaking tourists and a group of talented Russian dancers; from helping a British company to navigate a licence to operate a new tv channel in a country new to them, to helping clients of Romania's first advertising agency to reach my country's new consumers; from launching my country's first colour magazine for just us women, to launching my own ad agency; from marketing condoms and staging ro Continue reading
Posted Sep 5, 2016 at Singing brushes!
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"Maybe my passion is nothing special but at least it's mine" - Tove Jansson I have to admit that before December 2015, i had no clue who Tove Jansson was. Although her cartoon characters were familiar to the British audience, it was not to us, Romanians. A conversation with a dear friend brought her name in Continue reading
Posted Jul 14, 2016 at Singing brushes!
Posted Sep 10, 2015 at Singing brushes!
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There are times in our life when one simply cannot find the need or energy to write ... when words are kidnapped by a particular somehting that holds them as hostages. .... no ransom is required ... they are simply gone behind a veil .... this is when images replace the words ... images and movement .... Painting and flamenco seemed to have been my loyal companions over the last few months .... allowing my tears and joy to be expressed freely. Continue reading
Posted Aug 18, 2015 at Singing brushes!
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What appears on a painted canvass, what you speak of, the words you write, the fragrances of the spices that rise from what you cook, are all reflections of a past spent somewhere, sometime, a past spent in a buried context. Colours have differing connotations for me......... red can mimic drama but not always, green a life among beautiful hills, blue and white a life lived near the sea. My work is based on untold life stories, a fusion of colou Continue reading
Posted Apr 10, 2015 at Singing brushes!
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I have recently started to film my creative process. It is a new journey for me and I am making baby steps but I am really determined to put together a few on line courses in the near future. Why? Because i am firmly convinced that especially in the challenging... Continue reading
Posted Mar 30, 2015 at Singing brushes!
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A few days ago I had a lovely time painting a few random shapes on an old canvas. It made me feel so good, filled me with so much positive energ Continue reading
Posted Mar 30, 2015 at Singing brushes!
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There are days when I feel like putting the brushes aside, letting them rest and turning to .. the pots and pans in the kitchen. Today was one of those days .... cooking always spoke to me ... cooking new recipes ... colourful ones ....... I love cooking curries ...... Continue reading
Posted Feb 21, 2015 at Singing brushes!
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Expressions of the Souls presents An Introduction to Intuitive painting with artists Corina Stupu Thomas and Julie Caddy Join us of this one day workshop and explore the unexpected, be liberated by the process of Intuitive Painting. Using a multi-layered approach that incorporates acrylic paints, collage, mark making and stencils,... Continue reading
Posted Feb 9, 2015 at Singing brushes!
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A few days ago, on a day trip to Brighton and a usual visit to my favourite organic food shop Infinity Foods, i came across a product called Freekeh. It is my habit to buy at least one product I've never came across before from this unique shop so ... Freekeh it was this time. The name sounded familiar to me but I had no idea where from until i searched it on line. And then ... bingo ... memories came back to me. Continue reading
Posted Jan 23, 2015 at Singing brushes!
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Creative cooking is one of my passions. What I mean is ... i love cooking new recipes, using new ingredients ... i just enjoy the challenge. When I am feeling blue ... opening a recipe book and trying a random recipe helps me improve my mood ... almost all the time. Continue reading
Posted Jan 22, 2015 at Singing brushes!
I came across a story I really liked in John Richardson's biography "A Life of Picasso". Here it is "Pablo Picasso was notorious for sucking all the energy out of the people he met. His granddaughter Marina claimed that he squeezed people like one of his tubes of oil paints. You'd have a great time hanging out all day with Picasso, and then you'd go home nervous and exhausted, and Picasso would go back to his studio and pai Continue reading
Posted Jan 9, 2015 at Singing brushes!
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"In order for connection to happen, we have to allow ourselves to be seen - really seen." - Brene Brown Continue reading
Posted Jan 9, 2015 at Singing brushes!
"Part of the act of creating is in discovering your own kind. They are everywhere. But don't look for them in the wrong places." - Henry Miller Continue reading
Posted Jan 9, 2015 at Singing brushes!
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There is always a time when words don't come easy. It simply doesn't mean one is silent, but just that one chooses to express oneself through music or paintings or drawings. That's what I've been doing for a while. Actually ... i was so consumed by the paints and the brushes and the canvases and paper that there was simply no space for words, written words. I will share for a few days or maybe weeks ... who knows ... some of my sources of inspiration. ... nature, books, artists from all around the world, objects ... .. you might also find it interesting ... It's been quite a while now since my fascination with the cave art started ... but there is a big difference between a passive appreciation and an ac Continue reading
Posted Nov 25, 2014 at Singing brushes!
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Living by the sea is a privilege. It took me a few years to acknowledge this ... it is only when living in the now started to be a bit more than just a sequence of words ........ when from time to time i stepped into a different world where... Continue reading
Posted Jun 30, 2014 at Singing brushes!
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There is nothing like a few good lines, an interesting biography, music to transport you in a different world, paints to allow you to express your feelings .... "In spring, hundreads of flowers in autumn, a harvest moon; in summer, a refreshing breeze in winter, snow will accompany you If... Continue reading
Posted Jun 23, 2014 at Singing brushes!
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"Our lives are like the course of the sun, at the darkest moment there is promise of daylight." - unknown author I don't know about you but sometimes, especially when the weather is heavy with dark clouds and heavy rain, when the wind seems to go on forever, when my head seems to explode because of the stories I tell myself, I need to do something creative to help me snap out of the self hypnotic trance I put myself into (we are all specialists at this you know tha Continue reading
Posted May 10, 2014 at Singing brushes!
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Rooibus tea ... I've had it for the first time in Lesotho, on a June morning, in Maseru .... in a very cold but beautiful hotel room. It was their winter and ... yes during winter it is very cold there ..no central heating ... but just a heater in the room Continue reading
Posted May 2, 2014 at Singing brushes!
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Paying attention .. doesn't come naturally to me ... not at all ... back in Romania I don't remember noticing the nature around me ... things were happening .... but somehow it seemed as if it was in a parallel world. I was busy ... very busy ... studying, preparing for exams, passing exams after exams, going by bus to and from school, college, university, jobs ... I was coming ... going ...in a hectic rhythm ......... I was in a hurry .. a Continue reading
Posted Apr 24, 2014 at Singing brushes!
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I came across these words earlier today while reading a magazine called Flow, a magazine I highly recommend to any creative soul. It was probably no surprise that I came across this message while listening and watching a superb "All star tribute to Joni Mitchell - Lifetime Award Concert" from 2000. Continue reading
Posted Apr 12, 2014 at Singing brushes!
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"Now as I grow older, I feel like a person. Not male, not female, but human" - Natalie Lete "If you do not expect it, you will not find the unexpected, for it is hard to find and difficult" - Heraclitus I so like these quotes and relate to! :) The other day, I was finishing a painting ... preparing it for an exhibition I will take part in starting with April 19th, at the Hop Gallery in Lewes. While finishing it I suddenly realized that having gone through such a traumatic revolution in 1989 when the Romanian people went against a terribly oppressive regime and won, some of us .. will carry the sparkle of resilience, spirit of Continue reading
Posted Apr 11, 2014 at Singing brushes!
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After a grey, cold and damp autumn and winter one cannot but be grateful for the oh so many acts of kindness performed by nature .... first of all it brings back a multitude of colours and it brightens our days so so much with Continue reading
Posted Mar 31, 2014 at Singing brushes!