Category: creative skills

Trust in your talent or ‘to be’ talent…

Why it’s important to trust in your talents and really believe them to be true….polish that rough diamond within yourself, and give yourself the opportunity to shine.

Surviving working in lock-down…with a house full!

A light-hearted look at life in lock-down with a house full when you are trying to get your work done! It’s not easy is it? But we are all in the same boat and we can get through this together, here are some tips for a calmer working week!

How to motivate yourself back into creative action, with a little kindness…

I know that some people are finding it really hard to motivate themselves in their creative work, so in the week of mental health awareness, I think we need to practice some kindness to ourselves, others and access the wonderful creative support out there at the moment. Hopefully it will give you the boost that you need…

Practice makes progress, how to let go of perfection

How to ditch the burden of perfectionism and instead go with practice for progress – the vital ingredient to keep you moving along and enjoying the process

Poetry Practice to help you Process

How poetry practice can help you process difficult times and emotions, whilst also helping you to relax, by using your creative skills and getting into the flow-state of mind.

Chatting to Suzy Walker, Editor of Psychologies Magazine about why creative activities are so good for you in these uncertain times

Today I had the huge privilege of speaking to the brilliant Suzy Walker, Editor of Psychologies magazine about all aspects of creativity and its benefits via a live video on their Facebook page and group. Here you will find the link to the chat and also many links to useful previous posts to help you get started on your own creative journey during this unprecedented time

Mindset over matter – choose how you respond to life’s challenges…

This week I’m talking about how you don’t have to let past traumatic events define you, it’s all how about how you choose to respond and how this can also relate to taking the leap to start a new creative hobby, it’s all mindset over matter!

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…

Write; Lets get back to it!

The tinsel has gone and pine needles sticking less and less to my socks….It’s time for me to set my new writing goals! Whose going to join me? Plus a look at the tools I use to help me with planning! Lets do this!

The ability to learn is our super-power – my favourites of 2019!

A look back at all the sources of inspiration for me this year to see if they could help support you on your creative journey too.