January, a month of fresh resolve for you, or month of hibernation? I tend to be a bit blue after the festivities, so this year, I’m going to run an ‘Everyone Can Draw’ workshop near to Woodbridge on Friday 11th January, with the sole aim of jollying ourselves up!Read More
Today I happened to catch a programme on the radio about agreeableness. It was Highlighting a link between those that are deemed to be kind and thoughtful and those that struggle financially. WOW I thought.. really?Read More
Have you heard about Patreon? Ko-fi? Neither had I - well actually, I had of the first, but not for the second. Put simply, these platforms offer spaces for creatives to ask their clients for support, by way of depositing into their coffers - allowing them to get on with the business of making new works.Read More
Well, that show really was something. Thank you SO much to everyone for signing up, visiting and purchasing too, I sold over 84 pieces of work.. 84?!!
A record, so what happens now?
A nap.Read More
Niche, a big word for us creatives and solo workers. Niching down, specialising, becoming top banana at one particular thing - how did you find your speciality? I’d LOVE to know.Read More
Do you have an ongoing problem with a habit that you just can't break? Does the term willpower bring you out in a rash? Welcome to being normal.Read More
Do you have a thing? That thing that you love doing alongside your day job? Keep doing it because it could well blossom into your main gig.Read More
Do you work from home? Do you have or would love a dog? Here are some reasons that it’s a good idea to have one, or borrow one.Read More
This weekend saw me partying. A final summer shindig which was both brilliant fun and great for work too, the downside is the two-to-three day hangover, one of which I’m currently nursing. Do you know when enough is enough?Read More
On our recent jaunts around the country to visit friends, we went by train. Super cheap, no arguments about what music on the stereo and no stops at the service stations that set me back at least a tenner per pee (via visits to the shop). What really got me thinking though, was the amount of dogs I saw on the trains, I didn’t even know this was a thing!Read More
What people say matters for us small fish in business. When considering a new purchase or service, do you find yourself automatically checking how many people have done it before? I do.Read More
Comparison, we all fall. Today I listened to a superb podcast episode by Kayte Ferris of Simple & Seaon, who has a new podcast called 'Grow With Soul'. Today she interviewed the very talented Kara Leigh Ford a ceramicist from Somerset and maker of some beautiful works. One of the subjects they covered was the brilliantly termed 'Comparisonitis'. (wish I'd thought of that name first).Read More
When working at Latitude Festival a couple of weeks ago, I found a stall called ‘Simon Says Fork Out’. His is a business that hits all my buttons, creative upcycling, making something beautiful from things discarded, in this case Silver Cutlery. Occasionally, I happen upon something that stops me in my tracks, when was the last time this happened for you? I’d love to know.Read More
Much of my learning about blogging has lead to my embarking on oodles of necessary reading. I’ve been researching well-written blogs, not so much the ‘How to’ variety, more finding and spending time on various websites and perhaps engaging with those that run blogs alongside their businesses. I’ve met some really interesting people along the way…Read More