Thoughts from week three of the summer monochrome challenge.
I’m setting myself a new challenge inspired by conversations this last weekend at the Great Dome Art Fair. I took my sketchbook with me from when I completed the 100 Day Project last year. As I was chatting to people about the challenge I remembered how valuable it had been to the development of myContinue reading “The Monochrome Summer Challenge”
The last few months has been pretty full on, with a busy schedule and numerous projects across both my art and psychotherapy business resulting in very little time to write. Deep Thinking In my regular blog over the last few months I have thoroughly enjoyed sharing my thoughts and reflections on the experience that isContinue reading “Edginess and Drama”
How travel and exploration inspire my work and creativity.
How can we find creative ways to name our art?
This post is about some discoveries about capacity and connectedness that emerged from a recent period of struggling to paint. I’ve been having a tough few weeks. My art; often a refuge, delight and source of energy has not been going well. I have been feeling frustrated, irritable, comparing my work to others and feeling selfContinue reading “On Capacity and Connectedness”
Belief in Ourselves, or Believing Ourselves. Do you have belief in yourself? Or, do you believe yourself when you are repeating some unhelpful or critical inner dialogue? This post is one of a number I will be writing over the next few weeks on how to support your artist mindset. I’m a member of aContinue reading “How to support your artist mindset.”
I’m going to keep this pretty simple, I thought I would write a short post of my top 5 reasons why coaching can be useful and beneficial. Support Art coaching can support us so we don’t feel alone or isolated, struggling without help. Even when the work is going well sometimes we can feel thisContinue reading “Why Coaching – Five Reasons”
Some of you might remember that earlier this year I signed up for the 100 Day Project. I was intending to write about the experience and interestingly it’s taken me a while to get around to it. Some of the delay is due to being busy over the summer, but I also think that itContinue reading “100 Days of Learning”
I sometimes find myself standing in front of a painting thinking, “Are we over?” Artistic Process A little like a relationship that is no longer working, with our art do we need to ask this question? Are there times we have to decide that a painting is not working and move on from it. Or can we persevereContinue reading “Are we over?”