We can’t create with consistency and dedication if we’re run down or ill. The relationship between art and work and productivity is a complicated one for lots of us. But whether you rely on it to pay the bills or not, your art’s presence in your day-to-day and what to do when you’re ill can be difficult to figure out. Just in the same way that a self-employed person must take care of theirRead 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
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