Growing up, my teachers encouraged me to draw as an act of exploration. To let my eyes trace a line, not looking down at my drawing, but instead looking at what I was attempting to represent. I’d let my drawing unfold outside my frame of vision.
When I draw a thing — a body, a piece of fruit, a face, a flower — my relationship to that thing changes. What I know about it changes, and therefore, what I know about the world around me expands. Read More
As this year kicks off, I’m experimenting with methods to weave new habits and creative behaviours into my daily routine.
I recently announced my new project, 52 Ways to be Creative. During each week of this year, I plan to spend a few hours developing an existing creative skill, refreshing a forgotten ability, or learning something entirely new — all in the spirit of exploration, community and growth.
I'm inspired by the calm energy of kaizen, an approach that requires making small, continuous changes over time. Read More
This year, I spend Christmas week on the Island of Fuerteventura.
Walking the streets of the surf town I was staying in filled me with a sense of wabi-sabi, the Japanese concept of transience and imperfection. In the pale architecture, the wind beaten murals, the plants filled with blooms and broken branches, the stoney black beaches, there was a sense of nature’s perfect imperfection. Read More
The past eight months have been an exhilarating time for me, and I feel more connected than ever to my life’s dual purpose of sharing my creativity and helping others to tap into their own creative potential.
This comes after a period of feeling extremely stuck. Like, waist-deep in swampland stuck. Like, ‘is my life ever gonna change or should I just accept this is it?’ stuck. Read More
Sometimes I wonder if making the sensible choice is always so sensible after all. Read More
Today I talk about clearing out some old papers to find ideas scribbled down on some sticky notes. I’m happy when I realise I’m starting to put old plans into place and take steps towards realising my creative vision. Read More
On a walk home the other day, I ended up feeling the first signs of what I thought might be imposter syndrome. I chat about what it felt like, and how I moved into and through it. Read More
I talk about sharing art to Instagram, connecting with old friends, and seeking out places where I can express my creativity. Read More