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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Reader question: How to tackle questions about your art from friends and family

I always get these kind of questions from friends and family: “What do you want to do art for if you aren’t an artist?” and the ubiquitous trio, “What good is that? How can you make money with that? Can you sell it?”. What should I tell them? I hear you. If you are the…

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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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Daily creativity: Gretchen talks about Illuminate 365

It helps me to just stop in that moment and be grateful or aware that the sun is shining – Gretchen Miller As an artist with my own daily creativity practice, and a coach who helps people overcome creative blocks and make change in their lives, I know the value of having a project or theme to help structure…

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Understanding the ‘Artist Date’

What is an artist date exactly? It’s the idea of making time for yourself, once a week, on your own, to do something ‘enchanting’. Julia Cameron, author of the Artist’s Way, coined the term and describes it like this: Some students ask, “What exactly is an Artist Date?” I tell them it is a weekly expedition to…

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Coaching for creative projects

“To be creative means to be in love with life. You can be creative only if you love life enough that you want to enhance its beauty, you want to bring a little more music to it, a little more poetry to it, a little more dance to it.” – Osho A baby learning to…

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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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