41 lessons to transform your life as an artist

41 lessons to transform your life as an artist

When I first had the idea for the 21 Days In My Art World challenge, I had no clue what it would unleash. From the first day, there was a buzz and enthusiasm which made my heart expand as I watched artists share and connect with each other. There was an openness and...
7 real life happy artists

7 real life happy artists

If you’ve been hanging around with me for the last six months or so, you’ll have heard me talk about the Happy Artist Movement. I’ve talked about how it came about, as well as my experience of what it means to be one, and I thought it was high time I...
You don’t have to be fearless

You don’t have to be fearless

“Fear is the raw material from which courage is manufactured. Without it, we wouldn’t even know what it means to be brave.” Martha Beck   It feels as though everywhere I turn lately, there’s some sort of movement around the necessity to become...
Find more freedom in your art with charcoal

Find more freedom in your art with charcoal

How do you feel about charcoal? Love it? Never tried it? Curious but hesitant? Can’t seem to get to grips with it? Charcoal has been a staple in my art practice since I first discovered it aged eleven in the art room at school. I love its velvety texture on the...
Why your art is what we all need most right now {for real}

Why your art is what we all need most right now {for real}

I was talking with a friend recently, and, somewhat inevitably, the conversation turned to what’s happening in the world right now. How overwhelming, frightening, and unbelievable it feels. As another friend of mine would say, it’s easy to wonder if  the...
14 ways to be a happy artist

14 ways to be a happy artist

Since the idea of the #happyartistmovement came to me on the sofa a few months ago, it’s become an integrated part of how I operate, a yardstick for what I create for you, and a manifesto of sorts. I talked about my own story with it here, but what’s much...

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