Sometimes we can feel hesitant to use the term creative, perhaps because of it's associations with traditional art and more tangible or active creative pastimes.Read More
Putting our creativity out there is never easy. It can fill us with self doubt and criticism, make us feel vulnerable and exposed, all the while running the risk of it being judged negatively somewhere along the way.Read More
Creative energy is something that can have quite dramatic highs and lows. Our drive to create can veer frequently from super-charged, high productivity, to apathy and creative block and back again.Read More
It can seem scary sharing something you've made online for other people to see (and potentially judge), but trust me when I say that it's far more likely to be a positive experience. In fact, getting likes and comments on something you've made can be a real boost - the perfect confidence push for you to keep going.Read More
Ideas are the very essence of creativity. They are the seed that something beautiful can bloom from, the soul with which something can be sustained and nurtured.
So it's no surprise that we can fall into the trap of treating them with a specially held reverence, as though they are delicate, fragile creatures that might float away on the breeze if we look at them too long.Read More
If your creativity is at all linked to your career or finances (even if it's a side hustle), or if you share what you make with others in any way, it's likely you'll feel more than a little pressure surrounding it.
Too much pressure can easily lead to creative block or self doubt, but the easiest way to help head this off is by creating work that fills you up with joy in the first place.Read More
It's never easy to take a break from creating, whether it's your full-time gig, side hustle, or just-for-the-joy-of-it personal project. Sometimes it really is necessary though, the only thing that will refresh our creative well and ensure we're taking care of our own needs, too.Read More
It can sometimes be incredibly difficult to open up about our creative hopes and dreams. However, we're often much happier to share our creativity in the online world than we are face to face.
We lie about our weekends; hide the blog we've been pouring our free time into; live in fear that our colleagues or old school friends will find our creative instagram account.
But what is it that makes us close up around the people we see every day, and how can we start to be more open about who we really are?Read More
Busy lives tend to make for less time in general, we have to squeeze our creativity into little pockets of spare time, or steal moments here and there in between packed schedules and stressful priorities.
With such little time to devote to creating, the need to actually achieve something can sometimes feel unbearably important, and can even overtake the original intended enjoyment.Read More
Get to grips with your inspiration in a tangible way by making a creative vision board. It's a tool for developing new ideas and getting clarity on your style, as well as helping you stay focused and intentional in your creativity.Read More
It is so natural to evolve and change in style - and in fact it can be pretty crucial in order to successfully grow as a creative. Sometimes - when we're just starting out, or if we hit a bit of a block - it can be difficult to find that evolution or direction naturally, and it becomes something we have to actively seek in order to move forwards.
Through confidence we can discover a greater sense of joy in making things; and possibly more than that - we can use that feeling to empower us in other areas of our lives. It helps to instil in us a sense of worthiness, of optimism, of tangible progress.Read More
Creating takes a huge amount of energy. Learning how to fuel up appropriately can make all the difference when it comes to making art on a regular basis. Small habits and lifestyle changes can even help creativity become a more natural part of your everyday.Read More
Six ways to challenge yourself creatively - learn to break free from a creative rut, work on staying inspired, and improve motivation.Read More
By taking a tiny proactive step each day, a creative project can slowly but steadily grow into reality. Assess your average daily routine and make time for small but productive steps towards towards your goal each day.Read More