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5 tips for How to Communicate with Artists
November 17, 2017

We’ve said it once and we’ll say it again, our BIGGEST asset is our creative community and we love seeing exciting brands and charities working with our artists to do something cool and meaningful! Ever wondered how to get the most out of working with artists? Here are our 5 Tips for Communicating with Artists! Respect Read the full article…

My Experience as part of Team Pop (Tamzyn’s story)
November 13, 2017

Hello, lovely Pop My Mind Community! My name is Tamzyn and I’ve been a member of this great community of artists for almost a year now. It’s around the time I joined Pop My Mind and started submitting poetry, that I also began to do some writing for the Pop My Mind blog. The team Read the full article…

Exploration and Investigation Exhibition – combining photography with the other creative mediums!
November 9, 2017

Thursday 26th October marked the opening night of Pop My Mind and Photograd’s joint exhibition ‘Exploration and Investigation’ at Subterranean Arts Gallery. The exhibition is a showcase of the creative dialogue between photography and other mediums: a combination of photography from Photograd members, and creative reactions and responses to those by Pop My Mind creatives. Read the full article…

Liv(e) long and prosper!
November 7, 2017

Hi, I’m Liv! I go by many names such as Olivia, Livvy, Oh-Livvy-Ay (a personal favourite, which makes me sound ten times fancier than I am) and my mum even sometimes embarrassingly calls me Tim… Don’t ask. I’m super excited to start working with Pop My Mind as their Creative Assistant and have been asked to introduce Read the full article…

The Power of the People!
October 24, 2017

Its tough to get your artwork out there, but sometimes showing that you are a person with a strong creative personality helps.  Showing our ‘Human’ side helps the viewer connect with your artwork and understand your point of view. Examples of this is filling in your Pop My Mind profile with enough detail to draw Read the full article…

Project Pop Box!
October 10, 2017

Greetings to the lovely community of Pop My Mind. We at Pop My Mind have got something new and pretty special in the works that we’d like to show you. After a month of hard work researching, creating and tea drinking at Pop HQ I can finally reveal project Pop Box! Our two Pop Boxes are titled Read the full article…

Sarah’s Top Picks
October 4, 2017

Heya guys, as you know I am Pop My Mind’s volunteer blogger, and have recently been looking through Pop My Mind’s vast content and have found some truly inspirational pieces! Here are just a few of my favourites.   Bethan Kerridge – Sound Station Sound Station is a mini sculpture made from domestic items in Read the full article…

Explore and investigate your creative minds with our latest opportunity!
August 24, 2017

A new and exciting opportunity opportunity is now open for all of the Pop My Mind community to take part in! This will be in collaboration with one of our partners, Photograd who are a UK based online platform who help photography graduates gain exposure and give them a platform to express their works. What Read the full article…

How Bethany Jane Freer explores Surrealism and the unconscious
August 17, 2017

Bethany Jane Freer was our Invention Award winner for the challenge What Can You Do in 3 Minutes? by Simba Sleep. Her animation 3 Minute Poem was an original and creative interpretation on the challenge to show through video what someone can make in three minutes. We highly recommend you watch it here. With a strong understanding Read the full article…

Scent and memory: the ‘Pop a Fragrance’ winner!
August 15, 2017

Pop My Mind, your favourite place to admire amazing artwork and post your most inspired pieces, has recently extended an opportunity asking its community to ‘Pop a fragrance’. It has been said by various psychologists that the sense of smell is more closely linked to memory and emotions than the other senses. This makes it a Read the full article…

Pop My Mind’s First Ever Writing Opportunity!
August 3, 2017

Pop My Mind is a creative platform in which artists, musicians, photographers and writers can create work inspired by art pieces that they see on the site. They also offer many challenges in which the rewards are either money or prizes. With this in mind, I am excited to present to you Pop My Mind’s Read the full article…

Creative Thoughts – A New Exhibiting Opportunity
July 4, 2017

The Exposure opportunity Creative thoughts, is now open! It is a great opportunity to be featured in an exhibition at Suffolk University. Sarah Tappenden, Pop My Mind’s new volunteer working on the blog and wellbeing projects will curate this exhibition in collaboration with Roseanne Ganley.   It is inspired by mental health. Creativity is a Read the full article…

Inflated Inspirations: a balloon art installation not to be missed!
June 29, 2017

There is a unique installation titled Inflated Inspirations coming to Ipswich this summer which cannot be missed! About the Exhibition VIP Balloons will be creating an immersive installation in Waterfront Gallery (inside the University of Suffolk Waterfront Building) and opening it for the public to explore and enjoy. This ten day exhibition will also be accompanied Read the full article…

Hi, from Sarah Tappenden.
June 27, 2017

Hello! I am Sarah Tappenden an artist that was with Pop My Mind from the very beginning; one of my paintings was the first to be uploaded to the platform titled Wave. Wave was inspired by Joy it has had 28 pops, making it the 4th most popped and my profile is favourited by 18 Read the full article…

Art for “One”, Water for Africa
June 22, 2017

Artists, writers, musicians and all the faithful creatives of Pop My Mind! There is a new challenge for you to get stuck into, bringing with it the opportunity to get paid for your work, to get exposure and really get your stuff out there. Best all, this challenge is offering you the chance to be Read the full article…

An introduction to Double Exposure photography with Sat Biswas…
June 8, 2017

At Pop My Mind we encourage artists, aspiring and established, to create from what they see, hear or read. Any form of art is welcomed on our platform where you are free to let your creative mind run free. To see how Pop My Mind works or to see current submissions on the site please follow Read the full article…

Put on your own creative workshop at Mekonville!
June 6, 2017

Hey you! You’re creative aren’t you? Great. Are a member of Pop My Mind yet? If not and would like to join up, you can do it right now. It’s super easy. If you want to know how it all works and how to make the most out of what we have to offer, everything Read the full article…

Creativity: The links between Creativity, Travel and Mental Health
June 5, 2017

Just over a week to go before the deadline of the Think Travel Challenge and Pop My Mind  have already seen some very inspiring responses from members of our community! Think Travel challenges creatives to be inspired by travel which is known to have a positive effect on our mental health and wellbeing.  The selected winner will Read the full article…

Transforming Art: From 3D Sculptures to 3D Prints
May 26, 2017

Pop My Mind has teamed up with a group Computer Game Design students from the University of Suffolk to produce 3D printed models of our artist’s works here on the platform. In this collaboration the students took were asked to create 3D printed models of works created by artist Martin Swan and Mary Jones. Aaron and Rob Read the full article…

Interview with Photograd: supporting creative graduates in the UK
May 24, 2017

Pop My Mind has recently partnered with Photograd, an exciting organisation based in Suffolk, England dedicated to supporting photography graduates and showcasing stunning lens-based work. You can read about our recent challenge for creative graduates in collaboration with Photograd here. Otherwise, kick back, relax and learn more about this dynamic online enterprise in our interview with Photograd‘s founder Read the full article…

Creativegrad – A new opportunity with our new partner
May 5, 2017

Pop My Mind is extremely happy to announce our new official partner Photograd! Photograd are an organisation founded in Suffolk that aim to showcase and support photography graduates from UK based courses and encourage them to continue making work post-university. We have previously collaborated with Photograd on our Signs project but now we excited to have them Read the full article…

Month of Mindfulness: find tranquility with our latest theme
May 2, 2017

One of our current themes on Pop My Mind is the Tranquil challenge, where we are asking artists to unwind, have fun and take us to your peaceful place through your creative expression. Tranquil means to be free from disturbance, but as we move into May it’s also time to think about the month of mindfulness where we consider others Read the full article…

Think Travel: our new mental health project by Roseanne Ganley
April 28, 2017

The team at Pop My Mind all feel strongly towards supporting people to improve their mental health and well being, and we wanted to incorporate this as an integral part of our organisation. We have therefore teamed up with Roseanne Ganley, a frequent uploader and friend of PMM, who has an exciting project in mind to Read the full article…

POP MY MIND FAQs – PART ONE…
April 19, 2017

What is Pop My Mind?  Pop My Mind is a newly developed online community for talented creatives from all disciplines – made by creatives for creatives. The aim is for artists of different disciplines to respond to each other’s work in order to experiment and build upon their creative practice. We also provide worth while Read the full article…

A look at surrealism in digital artist Alvaro Sánchez’ work
April 13, 2017

Pop My Mind is a creative online platform that challenges artists, aspiring and established, to produce works that are inspired by what they see, hear and read on the website. To find out more about how Pop My Mind works or to see current submissions, please follow the link here. In this article we will Read the full article…

Fly high with this fantastic opportunity for visual artists!
March 29, 2017

Pop My Mind is a curated online platform that challenges artists, aspiring and established, to create work in any medium which is inspired by what they see, hear and read on the website. To find out more about how Pop My Mind works, or to see current submissions on the platform, please click the link Read the full article…

A Guide for First-Time Users of Pop My Mind
March 23, 2017

So you are a new member of Pop My Mind – a big hello and welcome from the rest of the team! We are always really happy to have new creatives on board and see how you respond to content on the website. We hope you enjoy being part of the community, and we’ve put Read the full article…

Pop Chain: How Does Popping Work?
March 23, 2017

Pop My Mind is a creative platform which challenges artists, aspiring or experienced, to be inspired by what they see, hear or read. To find out more about how Pop My Mind works or to see our current submissions, please follow the link here. The main aim of our platform is for artists to be Read the full article…

Meet the Team Behind Pop My Mind!
March 22, 2017

Pop My Mind is a creative platform for artists, musicians, writers and creatives of any kind to submit work to the site inspired by work from the site. We (Tamzyn Jackson and Jack Bailey) have been working as interns for the Pop My Mind blog, and thought it was about time to talk to the full-time Read the full article…

Creating Soundscapes in Response to Photography: Interview with Audio Obscura
March 21, 2017

Neil Stringfellow, known as Audio Obscurer on Pop My Mind, has contributed some stunning soundscapes to our website since he first arrived. His first piece Suburban Train was awarded the Invention Award for December 2016! We thought it was a really effective and imaginative use of sound – I love how it slowly builds up and up until Read the full article…

Critque of Poetry on Pop My Mind
March 17, 2017

Pop My Mind is a creative platform that encourages artists, aspiring and established, to produce a piece of work that is inspired by what they see, hear or read. Artists can create any form of art from paintings to writing to music. To learn more about how Pop My Mind works or to check out Read the full article…

How Artists React to Change
March 14, 2017

Pop My Mind is a creative online platform which challenges artists, aspiring and established, to produce a piece of work inspired by what they hear, read or see. To find out more about how Pop My Mind works or to view current submissions, please follow the link here. When producing and analysis pieces of work, Read the full article…

You Are Invited to an Artist Talk with Martin Swan!
March 8, 2017

Martin Swan is one of the most prolific artists on Pop My Mind, who’s bold sculptural work has been a staple on the website since he first joined the community in April 2016. His unmistakable style of assemblage and darkly playful themes make his work instantly recognisable, and is commendable for its strong evocation of emotion in Read the full article…

Exploring Spirituality in Olivia FJ’s Digital Work
March 6, 2017

Olivia FJ  is an animation student at Norwich University of the Arts. She is also a member of Pop My Mind. Olivia joined in March 2016, submitted five pieces of work and has inspired the creation of two more pieces.   Spiritual Healing is an understated image created using an art app on Ipad. The soft colours and simplicity Read the full article…

How to Create Work in a Limited Time Frame
March 3, 2017

At Pop My Mind we champion creative play and experimentation. This is why we like to provide various challenges to get our creative community to make work outside of their comfort zones. These include responding to themes such as the elements or key emotions, and time based challenges such as the 1 Hour Challenge, the 10 Read the full article…

#Tagging #Your #Work #to #Make #Money
March 2, 2017

If you’re a member of Pop My Mind already, then you know what we’re about. What you may not know is how useful tags can be when submitting your work. By tagging, other artists on Pop My Mind will be able to search for your work in order to ‘pop’ it; that is, to create Read the full article…

How to Film your Artistic Process
February 28, 2017

Research has shown that videos are the most engaging form of content that you can share on social media or your website. It not only increases the number of people who look at your work, and the amount of time that people spend on your site or social media page, it also builds trust between Read the full article…

Bridging Fine Art and Functional Products: Interview with Callum Brown
February 22, 2017

Callum Brown was November 2016’s Invention Award winner due to creating Cold Fire – a 3D sculptural piece – after being influenced by artist Tatiana Susvaliuc’s painting. The Invention Award is a £50 bursary for the Pop My Mind community which rewards our most innovative content created in response to another piece of work every month. We Read the full article…

Respond to Dance and be Featured by DanceEast!
February 17, 2017

Pop My Mind is a creative forum where artists, writers and musicians can submit work inspired by what they see on our site. From there, other artists can submit work inspired by their art, creating a chain of inspiration and creation. In order to see the Pop My Mind community’s work reach as many people Read the full article…

What is Popping?
February 14, 2017

Pop My Mind is a community of artists all taking inspiration from each other’s work and re-interpreting it in different ways. A poem could prompt an painter to create an image based on it. This could then go on to inspire a musician to compose a piece of music based off of the painting. This Read the full article…

An Opportunity For Your Art To Speak Your Mind – #EuropeEdition!
February 10, 2017

Pop My Mind is a creative platform which invites all artists to be inspired by others to produce any art from what they see, hear or read. We aim to give real-world exposure to aspiring and established creative minds. To learn more about Pop My Mind, how it works or if you wish to browse Read the full article…

Introducing Steve Joyce: Exploring Negative Space in Printmaking and Collage
January 26, 2017

Pop My Mind is a creative forum where artists, musicians, writers, painters and creatives of any kind can post their work inspired by the work they see, hear or read on the site. From there, their work can inspire other pieces. Learn more about how Pop My Mind works or check out some the artwork Read the full article…

How to: Give a Good Fine Art Critique
January 25, 2017

I have outlined below what Pop My Mind’s ideas of what good critiques are. This can apply for when you are critiquing 2D artwork, creative writing, audio pieces or video – just adapt this to suit the medium! Top Tips 1) If you have a choice of what to critique, choose a piece which you Read the full article…

Pop My Mind’s Transition Exhibition
January 24, 2017

From February 14th until the 17th, Pop My Mind’s guest curator Danielle Ash will be hosting an exhibition titled ‘Transition.’ The dynamic pieces of work being showcased will feature elements such as touch, scale and interaction as well as two live performance pieces. Here is a sneak peek of some of the artwork you can Read the full article…

Invention Award Winner: Emily Godden
January 18, 2017

Emily Godden is a fine artist studying an MA at The Cambridge School of Art, specialising in printmaking, and has been a member of Pop My Mind since August 2015. She is also a winner of Pop My Mind’s Invention Award for her piece titled Medis Informacija.  In her interview with Curator Laurel Berry, Emily describes the intricate process required to create something Read the full article…

Pop My Mind’s Call for Curating Duos
January 12, 2017

Do you want an opportunity to flex your muscles as a curator, using a unique array of multi-media content to create an event which stays in the mind of its attendees for months to come? Pop My Mind is looking for proposals from pairs of curators to plan and execute an extraordinary creative event. The Read the full article…

An exercise to help you stretch your creative muscles – Connect-A-Doodle
January 9, 2017

Pop My Mind has teamed up with entrepreneur Stuart Vincent to visualise a new way that artists can create a response to one another’s work. The challenge is to create a brand-new piece of work in a 10cm x 10cm square which has been influenced or inspired by Karis Lambert’s starting image – Crow. An Read the full article…

Pop of the Year!
December 21, 2016

To mark the end of a year full of some amazing Pops, the Pop My Mind team have selected one piece to be named Pop of The Year 2016! We have chosen Music-Scape Test A by Mark Aaron. The piece, uploaded in April 2016, beautifully and enigmatically shows how music can be transformed into visuals Read the full article…

Featured Artist: Frederic Belaubre
December 21, 2016

Pop My Mind is site that encourages artists of all types to create work inspired by art pieces that they find on the site. In this way, the artist can see their art change and grow based on how it is interpreted by others. Frederic Belaubre joined Pop My Mind in April 2016. Since then he has Read the full article…

What Does Inspiration Look Like?
December 19, 2016

Introducing you to the concept of Popping. At Pop My Mind we know that inspiration can come at any time, in any place, and can be prompted by anything – from a song on the radio, to a weird dream you had last Tuesday. It also comes from other artists: taking themes, ideas and prompts from Read the full article…

Featured Artist: Martin Swan
December 8, 2016

Pop My Mind is a creative website that allows artists of all types to express themselves in a number of ways and post their work for other artists to see. What makes Pop My Mind unique is that all of the work on the site was made for the site. Each piece is inspired by Read the full article…

How to Make the Most Out of Pop My Mind
December 8, 2016

Pop My Mind is created for artists of all disciplines – fine artists, music producers, film makers, writers, and everything in between. We provide emerging and established creatives with some great opportunities to get exposure, develop your practise and make some money from your work. Here are five ways to make the most out of Pop My Read the full article…