Nela Dunato Art & Design Blog

The right-brained lie and the false creative-logical divide

The right-brained lie and the false creative-logical divide

I'm getting a fed up with the right/left brain myth that became so ingrained in our culture. Rarely anyone outside of the scientific world is even questioning it, and it's even more pronounced in our creative circles where people wear the right-brained label like a badge of honor. I'm sure many people won't agree with what I have to say on this topic, and even my best friends and most loyal readers might find this idea in opposition to their views. But I cannot in good conscience support the story I feel is inaccurate and harmful. Read more...

Letting go of old dreams

Letting go of old dreams

Writing about topics like these always invokes a lot of fear and self-worth issues in me, so I've refrained from publishing this post for a good long while. What if giving up on old dreams translates as being flaky, lazy and not able to finish anything? But usually when I get cold feet about publishing something, it turns out there is a bunch of people who feel exactly the same and are so glad to see someone else writing about it, because they too are a bit embarrassed to admit it. Read more...

Month Of Fairies: Week 3

Month Of Fairies: Week 3

For the entire month of November I'm drawing a fairy a day and posting it on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook with the hashtag #MonthOfFairies. Here's an overview of the artwork I created during the third week of the project, from November 17th 'till November 23rd. Read more...

Month Of Fairies: Week 2

Month Of Fairies: Week 2

For the entire month of November I'm drawing a fairy a day and posting it on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook with the hashtag #MonthOfFairies. I'm now officially half way through the journey, and here's an overview of all the artwork I created in the past week, from November 10th 'till November 16th. Read more...

Month Of Fairies: Week 1

Month Of Fairies: Week 1

For the entire month of November I am drawing a fairy a day and posting it on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook with the hashtag #MonthOfFairies. Here's an overview of all the drawings, paintings and sketches I created in the first week. Read more...

A Month Of Fairies

A Month Of Fairies

I've been itching to do a personal art project that will enable me to work on my technique and style. For the entire month of November I will be drawing a fairy a day and posting it on Instragram, Twitter and Facebook. Take a look at the first drawing in this post! Read more...

20 Things You Might Not Know About Me

20 Things You Might Not Know About Me

This blog post is a part of the ’20 Things You Might Not Know About Me’ Blog Tag started by April from Blacksburg Belle. I'm not a fan of overly personal posts because I presume that wouldn't be interesting to most of you, but honestly — that's just my assumption, I don't know whether you'd like it or not! So I decided to do it and see how it goes :) Read more...

Job titles are overrated: My life as a Jane-of-all-trades

Job titles are overrated: My life as a Jane-of-all-trades

What do you want to be when you grow up? When I was a kid, I was changing my answer every week. I wanted to be an astronaut (of course), a paleontologist, an archeologist, a medical doctor, an actor, a molecular biologist... After a while I've settled on the fact that I'll be working 'something with computers'. To learn more about how and why I got into art, read this post. Read more...

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