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

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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

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

Daily Dips And Extended Immersions

As you probably know, I've long been an advocate of creating little and often. Building daily creativity habits by beginning with just a few minutes at a time, can evolve into an incredibly powerful approach. Write just 200 words a day, and in a year you'd have a novel. Shoot a single photograph a day,… Continue reading Daily Dips And Extended Immersions

What If Creating Every Day Is Not The Only Way

In conversation with a fellow artist the other day, they were expressing some concern and confusion about the popular idea and advice of creating every day. The way their life currently was, they didn't feel that creating every day was feasible, or the best option. But because they had read of so many other artists… Continue reading What If Creating Every Day Is Not The Only Way