Adding Creativity to the Technical – DP Mavia

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When I was young I used to wait for holidays so that I could at least get some pocket money from gigs at a Paper-making factory. Most of the time we were deployed as casual...

How to Take a Risk – DP Mavia

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Most people have lodged in the mind the adage that ‘you take calculated risks’. How can true risk be calculated? This presupposes that there needs to be a certain if not...

Language as A Limitation of Innovation and Creativity – DP Mavia.

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Language: What is language? It is the vehicle for communicating ideas to one another. It achieves this by use of segments called words. It is generally assumed that verbalizing...

In Africa we read the Sky: Trend Watching from the Guts – D P Mavia.

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My mother is not a rainmaker but before she traveled last Monday she looked in to the sky and said ` it’s going to rain’ just like that! We made sure she boarded her bus and...

How to Sell Your Art in a Culture of Freebies – DP Mavia

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Langston is a Designer amongst other things. He has set out fir freelance work for the last three years. He likes his work but with liking it, it has borne some sense of business...

How to Nurture a Unique Signature for Your Art – Part 1 – DP Mavia

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Lets play a little game. Let me mix a bunch of people then I will allow you to do some guesswork. Picasso, Van Gogh, Pollock, Dada they are all guess? Artists. But apart from...

How to Deal with Your Harshest Critics – DP Mavia

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I have just published a book and the excitement of having it distributed is great. This has been a long awaited process finally bearing fruit and lending itself to public...

Four Things that Hinder Your Art – DP Mavia

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Art is thinking and production. Art is theory and practice. Sometimes there are seasons of production of art, where we get stuck to produce or even to conceptualize art. I have...