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 some 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)

6 Seductive Ways Consumption Is Killing Your Creativity

In these days of information saturation, we're relentlessly bombarded by invitations to consume new goods. The underlying message is always the same - "Buy me, buy me NOW, or your life will be miserable and endlessly unfulfilling and your family and friends will all disown you!" These temptations can be difficult to resist, and very… Continue reading 6 Seductive Ways Consumption Is Killing Your Creativity

Balancing The Pendulum – (Or, What To Do When Pursuit Of Product Kills The Pleasure Of Process)

With every creative project we embark upon, there's an element of process - how we create - and an element of product - what we end up with. Too often, the pursuit of a perfect end product can hamper, and even destroy entirely, the pleasure we gain from the creative process. By raising our awareness… Continue reading Balancing The Pendulum – (Or, What To Do When Pursuit Of Product Kills The Pleasure Of Process)