Category: art activities

The difference between physical and creative hobbies and do you feel guilty or not-guilty?

This week I’m delving deep into how we perceive and feel about different hobbies and what type we’d choose if we absolutely had to! It’s an interesting conversation…

What’s the occasion? How to make the most of it!

How different occasions can give you a new creative direction and help you think up some great new ideas and designs…

Reflecting on 2019 – What ‘firsts’ are you celebrating this year?

Find out how reflecting on and celebrating your ‘firsts’ this year can help to drive you forward with confidence into 2020.

That New Term feeling, on to the next mountain…

Do you have that new term feeling but not quite sure how to get back on track after a busy family Summer? Here are some tips to help.

Savouring the Summer slow-down and a little reflection

This week I’ve realised that despite being on school summer holidays, I’m still managing to carve out some creative time and find moments of inspiration too, in-between the shouts of ‘Mum, what’s for lunch?! and Mum, what are we doing today and Mum can…

How Photography can lead to creative joy

  Last week I dared myself to enter the BBC Countryfile photo competition, partly just to try but also to make me look for the unusual a little bit more when I’m taking my photographs every day. Whilst on that mission, it made me…

Who’s cheering you on? And are you backing them too?

  This week it’s Holmfirth Art Week, a huge festival locally that has raised almost £1Million in funds for Macmillan Cancer and has been going since 1967. It attracts 400 exhibiting artists, over 2000 pieces of artwork and approximately 10,000 visitors and spreads out…

Create the opportunities for your kids to grow and shine

Hi everyone, I can’t believe we are now into July!! It’s going so fast! This week I’m slightly exhausted but buzzing from helping out and then watching the fantastic Rebel show this weekend at Lawrence Batley Theatre. Both our children performed, and watching almost…

Collaborating to spread the joy of Creativity

Hi everyone! Hopefully when you are reading this, I’ll be reading my own book from a sunbed in Tenerife. My plan to get back into writing it and reaching that elusive first draft ending, is to download it as my read for my holiday…

Why creativity is crucial for mental health

Hi everyone, I just thought that this was an important subject to talk about in the wake of National Mental Health Week and following just one of those tricky weeks for me – see I told you it wasn’t always sunshine and roses!. So I’ll…