what’s the plan?

what’s the plan?

It’s always good to have a plan. People who know me well will know that I like to have plan, I like to know what I’m doing and how I’m going to do it, and I think it just makes me feel a little but more in control of things when I have a plan. […]

be more productive

Posted on Sep 29, 2014 in Artistic practises, business tips | 2 Comments
be more productive

I’m like a human sponge at the moment… I’ve been listening to lots of inspiring business podcasts recently in my spare time. Well I say spare time, I should rephrase that as ‘time when I can’t really do anything else’ (like whilst driving to work on a morning). I’ve been really inspired and I’ve picked […]

maintaining the right mindset…

maintaining the right mindset…

I’ve just read a blog post by Jo Gifford, Dexterous Diva, about the challenges of maintaining the mindset a successful entrepreneur or creative business owner and this really made me think about my own journey over the past three years and how I’ve struggled at times with my mindset. Some of Jo’ top tips and […]

What’s inspiring me this week?

What’s inspiring me this week?

This week I have been immersing myself in creative podcasts. I listen to them as I’m driving to and from work and I find them really inspiring. I really like ones that cover interviews with other creative entrepreneurs, artists, designers and makers and also ones which cover certain aspects of running your own business. When […]

Word for the Year – Patience

Word for the Year – Patience

Earlier this year I had the good fortune to meet up with a good friend of mine, Gillian Lee Smith, for a catch up, a cup of tea, mince pie and a good old chinwag. Gillian blogs regularly about her work and what’s going on in her creative life so I always feel as I’m in […]

transforming inspiration

Posted on Sep 22, 2014 in Artistic practises | 4 Comments
transforming inspiration

I’m really interested in the creative process and how different artists and designers work – how do they take their initial inspiration for an idea and transform it into a final piece of work. My series of sketchbook interviews on my last blog ‘Sketchbook Peeks’ gave us a glimpse into the sketchbooks of a wide selection […]

Benefits of a Creative Break

Posted on Sep 18, 2014 in Artistic practises | No Comments
Benefits of a Creative Break

At the end of 2013 I was well and truly fed-up with being creative. I never thought I would ever feel that way since starting up my own creative business in 2011. I had just completed a Creative Business support programme in 2010 and I was ready to start on my own, building on all […]

30 Day Blogging Challenge

Posted on Sep 17, 2014 in Artistic practises, blogging | No Comments
30 Day Blogging Challenge

So I mentioned yesterday I was back to the blog after having had some time away – and what better way to get back into it than a 30 Day Blogging Challenge (which you can find out all about here.) I’d noticed that Jenny Creasey from Itch Gallery had been doing and she kindly told me all about […]