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
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
Have you found an artist or maker whose work you love? Are you on your second/third purchase of their work and think they could do with a leg-up somehow? You can help. Below are some ways that you can help your artist.Read More
It's easy to get so lost in our businesses, that we forget to plan and create room for learning.Read More
Have you always loved the idea of drawing & painting? Have you dreamt of setting up somewhere beautiful with your watercolour set - watching the world go by whilst listening to inspiring music on your earphones? Go for it, it's all yours and here are some tips to get you started.Read More
Has it been years since you last did any drawing? Were you told that it ‘wasn’t your thing’ at school? Let’s FORGET all that you think you know about this wonderful hobby and buy ourselves a new sketchbook, we are going drawing.Read More