• Sewing: Why it Beats Peanut Butter on Toast!

    July 31, 2016 Eve Tokens

    I Love Peanut Butter I really love peanut butter. I love it with banana slices. Its great on sticks of celery. But my favourite way to eat it is as peanut butter on toast.. Nom nom. Yet, somehow, I love sewing waaaaay more than I love peanut butter. Whaaaaat? It’s true! You wouldn’t know it from…

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  • How To Create Your Own Fashion With Sensational Success: Part 2

    July 27, 2016 Eve Tokens

    Still want to create your own fashion? Did I not terrify you with the last week’s post? 😉 If you’re still excited or intrigued, and up for learning more, this week I’m going over the next stage. Create Your Own Fashion: The Next Stage So far, you’ve been inspired, completed your research, and collated it all…

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  • How To Create Your Own Fashion With Sensational Success: Part 1

    July 20, 2016 Eve Tokens

    You’re bored with what you see in the shops around you and want to create your own fashion. Or even go on to study fashion at school. Yet, where d you start? Create your own Fashion: How do you get started? Fashion is an interesting thing. As an industry, there are between 60 and 75…

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  • Learn Sewing Immediately: History and Stitches

    July 11, 2016 Eve Tokens

    Learn Sewing: Let’s get you started Are you excited at creating your own clothes but need to learn sewing first? Sewing used to be an essential skill for many of our parents and grandparents, yet it is now rare to learn sewing skills at school at any level in the UK.. Which has of course…

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  • Careers in fashion industry: How does it work?

    July 4, 2016 Eve Tokens

    The Fashion Industry This week, I decided we should consider careers in the fashion industry. Why? Well, this week’s post was always going to be an odd one. You see, after two months of researching and writing, I decided last week to focus on what I know a lot about – fashion. Yet when it…

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  • Niching Down: Focusing on Fashion

    June 30, 2016 Eve Tokens

    Focus on Fashion After two months of exploring a variety of creative areas, I am super excited to tell you that The Creative Curator has drilled down – it’s called niching down in the blogging sphere – and from this week onwards, will be focusing on fashion. When I sat down and looked at all…

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  • Brexit: What does leaving the EU mean for the Creative Arts?

    June 27, 2016 Eve Tokens

    What does the EU Referendum result Brexit mean for the Creative Arts industry in the UK? On Thursday 23rd June 2016, the United Kingdom came out en masse and voted for Brexit. To leave the European Union. I myself voted to stay. I believe the EU has some faults, but I also believe that the…

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  • What is art: the artist, the creative and is there really any point?

    June 20, 2016 Eve Tokens

    What is art? What is art? Is it a self indulgence or human necessity for survival? How do we even define art?? An interview several weeks back with artist Judith Brenner gave me pause for thought when she said “I feel that I need to paint as it is so hard to express my feelings in words. Is…

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  • Editing Creative Work

    June 13, 2016 Eve Tokens

    Ezra Pound has a poem. It is only two lines long! But… before I tell you all about that, let me tell you about why we’re talking about Ezra Pound! After a rather long day at the studio preparing for ANOTHER move – followed by 5hours of work with the girlies (almost 4 and 8yrs old)…

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  • Five Minute Creation: Make your Mark

    June 6, 2016 Eve Tokens

    Mark making basics I spent some time pondering what I could write about this week that would cover being creative. I really need to sit down and brainstorm a list of possible post ideas, and maybe that will be my task for this week – there is nothing quite like mind-mapping ideas, and seeing how…

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  • Creative Minds, Creative Hands

    May 30, 2016 Eve Tokens

    Creating with our Minds and our Hands I talk about having a creative mind. And about wanting to inspire people to be more creative. And I don’t mean by being more creative in the workplace. There are many creative coaches out there who will help you with that. What I want to do is show you…

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  • Judith Brenner

    May 26, 2016 Eve Tokens

    Artist Focus: Judith Brenner Judith Brenner is an incredible artist, who graduated with a BA in Fine Art from Manchester Metropolitan University in the 1980s. I’ve been fortunate to see her work evolve over the two years that I’ve known her, and her paintings always fill me with emotion. Expressive and full of energy that…

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  • Why Should We Be Creative?

    May 19, 2016 Eve Tokens

    Why be Creative? Do you ever feel bored. Struggle to feel challenged. A little lost even. Have no time for creative ideas. Where your life has become a cycle of one day following the previous, with no discernible difference in between? It is incredibly hard to not feel despair, frustration and boredom. Is this what we’re…

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  • What is Creativity?

    May 16, 2016 Eve Tokens

    What is Creativity? Lets define creativity in order to better understand what creativity is. People searching online might search ‘define creativity’. Or even ‘creative ideas’. But the definition of creativity is varied depending on where you’re looking. Google tells it like so: “the use of imagination or original ideas to create something; inventiveness.” The Business Dictionary…

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  • Top Picks from the Open Studios Show 2015

    May 12, 2016 Eve Tokens

    Top Picks from the Winter 2015 Open Studios show It’s always very hard to decide upon Top Picks. How do you limit such a vast selection of art, prints, photography, sculpture to a few top pics? Well, the night before the last Open Studios show, in November 2015, I found myself wandering the dark corridors…

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