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Brain empty

I watched an artist on YouTube who strongly suggests just doodling in between the structured pressures of creating a finished work can declutter the mind in bucket loads.

I often doodle in work meetings or even while hangin with friends/family. But the empowerment of doodling big size really freed my mind up more so.

These marks, shapes, varied textures all have potential and I can see myself cutting them up and collaging them.

Julie Toffolo is an Australian born artist and lives in Melbourne Victoria. Her art is in private collections around Australia. She has two teenage boys, works part time as an Education Art Assistant at a Secondary Girls School and paints on her days off in her leafy Eltham Studio. Julie works in illustration in a nostalgic vintage style and loves to paint from the nature around her bushy local environment and wherever she can find any form of nature on her travels. She is captivated by how the light flickers and dances when working from still life or outdoors. Having studied traditional painting methods under Jenni Mitchell and Mervynn Hannan from Eltham South Fine Art Studios and Gallery has taught Julie many elements of drawing, composition, colour, painting, trying new materials, beautifying the simple things around us. Julie has been a member of local artist co ops and exhibits throughout the year. You can follow Julie on Instagram, Facebook and LinkedIn to watch and support her art practise.

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