Category: find the time

Permission to play, with newspaper, teabags and possibly a feather

A key skill of any creative is to be resourceful, especially when right now buying art materials may not be at the top of your list. Instead release your inner artist by using anything and everything you can find around the house to create truly unique pieces of art. You have full permission to play and experiment, it’s going to be fun!

Go with the energy you have; it may just surprise you…

How listening to your gut and assessing your energy each day can really help you focus on the best task for that day…..don’t be a slave to your to do list, instead make it work for you.

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…

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!

A little poetry practice, to soothe the soul…

A little poetry practice to soothe the soul…some simple tips to get you started and enjoy a little creative time, plus my very own poetic take on keeping a watchful eye on the seasons…

Why accountability is key to personal growth

Accountability is no longer a dirty word, it can help you grow your business, increase your skills and confidence and help you to truly value your work. Here I explain how…

Can planning free up more space for your ideas?

Getting all my pine cones in a row for Autumn! Discovering how adding in a little more planning to how you work can really help free up the time to do the creative work you love.

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…