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)

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)

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

Three Super Simple Words To Boost Your Focus, Gratitude And Happiness

Over the years I've read and experimented with many coaching tools and exercises. The ones that work best, are the simplest and most memorable, and don't require a hefty instruction manual to carry out. This is one of those. It's so simple, all you need to remember is three words, conveniently all beginning with the… Continue reading Three Super Simple Words To Boost Your Focus, Gratitude And Happiness

Wherever You Start, Start Somewhere

"If I had more time, of course I'd be more creative Dan... Well, once I got around to actually choosing a project to begin with - I have so many ideas. Maybe that's the real issue that's blocking me? But then when I do pick something, it takes me ages to finish it - if… Continue reading Wherever You Start, Start Somewhere

Finding Focus Amidst The Endless Allure Of the New

The chances are that if you're an artist, you're also someone who is very aware of their senses, and the various ways these are stimulated. You notice beauty where others don't, and quite possibly experience it more vividly and deeply than others too. Which is all wonderful source material for stimulating new artwork. There is… Continue reading Finding Focus Amidst The Endless Allure Of the New