Mini creative recharge project – noticing beauty

Checking in and focusing on the beauty around me is one of my low key, completely free self care activities. If I’m feeling tired or noticing that I’m very ‘in my head’ I bring my attention back out to the world around me. I often use flowers as a focal point – what flowers can…

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Why I love doing this thing…

I have been sharing paintings I’ve been doing on used, deconstructed teabags. I’ve been inspired for a long while by Ruby Silvious to try by teabag art and recently my art friend Fran of Studio 64 Marin kicked off my resolve to give this a try by sharing her gobsmackingly gorgeous mixed media faces on…

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Making things: Festive season prompts for your art journal

As the year draws to a close this of us who like to write a journal/ do morning pages / junk journal/ travel journal/ art journal/ letter journal/make digital art might want to reflect on the year that has been and the year that is come. Or we might want to celebrate and document the traditions…

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7 Days of Flower Love Challenge!

OK so I seem to be sprouting challenges EVERYWHERE at the moment as if Southern Hemisphere spring energy has caught me and my business garden is sprouting new shoots. Today is an invitation to join my FREE ‘7Days of Flower Love’ challenge. What is the challenge? Find a flower each day that you feel like taking a photo of…

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100 tiny winter sadnesses

This week as the weather turns cold here in the Southern Hemisphere I was thinking about those feelings of melancholy that can arise as the days shorten and the wind is icy, or maybe just when we are tired and weary. These observations for me are often not deep grief but small sadnesses that are often tinged with sweetness about…

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Daily creativity – Nancy talks about the 365 Body Project

“Through embodiment we gain a unique way to touch into our darkest primitive instincts and to experience them as they play into the daylight dance of consciousness; and in so doing to know ourselves as though for the first time—in a way that imparts vitality, flow, color, hue and creativity to our lives.” (Levine 2010,…

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Daily Creativity Practice – Beth Pastore talks photography

This is the first in a series introducing people with a daily creativity practice. These articles will explore how and why people began dedicating time to a creativity practice, what they get from the experience, and what they love about the medium/s they have chosen. Today’s interview is with Beth Pastore from Sydney, Australia who speaks about…

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