Who is your Inner Critic Anyway?

Who is your inner critical voice? The voice we hear in our heads that often speaks to us in a way that we wouldn’t dream of using to another person. The part of us that criticises and drives us, sets unrealistic expectations and is then down on us when we don’t meet those expectations. TheContinue reading “Who is your Inner Critic Anyway?”

Why Me as Your Coach?

Choosing a Coach If you are choosing someone to work with as your coach it is important to find someone where you have the “right chemistry.” Chances are you will be talking about areas of your life where things might not have gone so well, and sharing some of your most important hopes, aspirations andContinue reading “Why Me as Your Coach?”

First Steps Art Workshop: How did it go?

First Steps in Art is a one day art workshop for absolute beginners to art.  Firstly after all the snow we had been having we were lucky with the weather.  No snow and everyone had a relatively easy journey. Six people assembled on a Friday in Buxton to take their first steps into learning aboutContinue reading “First Steps Art Workshop: How did it go?”

100 Days Project

  So, I signed up. My 100 Days Project is to complete a collage a day for my sketchbook. In part this is because I’m currently signed up for a three month online art development programme run by Nicholas Wilton from Art2Life,  Creative Visionary Path (CVP).   It’s proving to be a fascinating, challenging, amazing experience. I’mContinue reading “100 Days Project”

How to know when to STOP PAINTING and take a break!

There’s no doubt that we can absolutely lose ourselves when we are painting. The experience of creating can be so compelling and interesting that we lose track of time completely. And, while its great to be so involved in something I also think that sometimes we need to stop, give ourselves a break to comeContinue reading “How to know when to STOP PAINTING and take a break!”

First Steps – What to expect

First Steps in Art is a workshop specially designed for people who are completely new to drawing or painting.  So, what can you expect from your first art workshop? Firstly a warm and friendly welcome, a cuppa and a chat when you arrive.  There will be time to introduce yourself to the other members of theContinue reading “First Steps – What to expect”

Artist and Designer Fair

This weekend I’m off to the Artist and Designer Fair being held at the Pavilion Gardens Marquee in Buxton.  The Pavilion runs a huge number of events each year including food and drink , arts and crafts, antiques, and garden events. This is one of a regular series of art events in the calendar andContinue reading “Artist and Designer Fair”

Free yourself

I’m thinking about new ideas in my work particularly how to join up the skills I have as a psychotherapist of over ten years and as a practising artist. Having been on my own journey of artistic development; from someone who hadn’t picked up a paint brush since “A” level I’m very interested in working with peopleContinue reading “Free yourself”

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