The New Normal

Sometimes, events in our lives change our course dramatically and unexpectedly. Tragedy, illness and death force us to try to readjust and continue. Somehow, day by day, pieces fall in place, and we find a new normal. But it needn't be something sad or unpredicted that prompts this change. Any day of our lives we… Continue reading The New Normal

How To Create Amazing Somethings From Virtually Nothing

A common belief amongst artists is that we don't create enough. Combine this with another often closely held belief that, unless we can dedicate hours or days at a time to creating, we'll not be able to make any worthwhile art, and we have a recipe for a miserable and frustrated artist. Fortunately, both of… Continue reading How To Create Amazing Somethings From Virtually Nothing

Why Your New Resolutions Are Already Failing (And What To Do Instead)

Becomes really tiresome doesn't it? That pattern of entering a new year with so much promise, so many plans for change, so much expectation... Then a week in realising that we're pretty much exactly the same people doing exactly the same things we were doing a month ago. AndĀ feeling as despondent and deflated as a… Continue reading Why Your New Resolutions Are Already Failing (And What To Do Instead)

How To Rise And Recover From A Crash In Creativity

Whatever and however we create, all of us at times experience a lull in our creative inspiration and output. It's a natural and inevitable part of our creative cycles. But when a fleeting dip starts to feel like a bottomless, endless trough, and you start to think of yourself only as a person who used… Continue reading How To Rise And Recover From A Crash In Creativity

The Simple Secret To Finding More Time To Make Art

"If only I had more time, I'd be far more creative" is a comment I hear over and over again as a Creativity Coach. So how do we find that elusive art time, once everything else is taken care of? The secret is simple - What we prioritise, gets done. The rest falls by the… Continue reading The Simple Secret To Finding More Time To Make Art

Accumulate Or Create (Or, Saying Bye-Bye to The Buy-Buy-Buy)

Though you could argue that all creation begins in the imagination, virtually all artists need someĀ kind of equipment and media to bring these ideas to life. We need a way to give our creativity a tangible form that others can experience and engage with. The amount and variety of equipment and materials we need does… Continue reading Accumulate Or Create (Or, Saying Bye-Bye to The Buy-Buy-Buy)