creative encouragement


If you’re actively creative, you’re going to encounter blocks in the form of fears, doubts and procrastination from time to time. They are part of the process, not something to be afraid of or take as ‘proof’ that you’re not creative after all, although you might be experiencing them so much that it’s preventing you even getting started.

If you’re ever in need of some creative encouragement, please avail yourself of this round up of reminders and support to help guide you back to the path of creative action.

Happy creating!

General Creativity

Why is creativity so important anyway?

On creative confidence and how to find yours

Your creative team: why you need one and how to find it

13 ways to start a project

50 ways to be more creative in your daily life

Art can bring you home

On creative struggle


Art Encouragement

Why it’s good to make ‘bad’ art

What makes a ‘real’ or ‘successful’ artist?

Why I don’t think of myself as an artist

21 things to love about making art

Making art you love doesn’t have to be hard

Your art is important in the world {and how I know this even if I haven’t seen it}

When experiments in the studio go wrong {video}

36 ways to draw a tree :: a perspective on finding your own answers

When ‘just play’ isn’t helpful advice

The elements of making art that’s truly yours

3 interesting questions to ask yourself about your art

It’s enough to do it for love


Creative and Artistic Blocks and Ways to Move Beyond Them

When the desire is there but everything else is louder {a poem}

How to move beyond the fear of creating

Your creative quirks

How to establish a creative practice you’ll stick to

How to find time for art in a busy life

5 myths that stop us from making art

Tiny truths about being an artist

‘I want to make art… but I’m not’: 7 tips for procrastinators

The three letter word that changes everything


If things feel really bad and you need to raise yourself up a bit before the creativity can even happen: What to do when you’re scared and upset


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