It’s OK To Create

It’s OK To Create

The world has changed a lot in the last few days hasn’t it? In the UK, everyone who can is working at home. We are being told not to go out and socialise. Pubs, restaurants and shops are closing. Today is the last day of school until God knows when. I had to be in...

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How To Focus And Shut Out Distractions

How To Focus And Shut Out Distractions

You want to get on with your creative work but your family are going crazy around you. Your phone seems to rule your life. You’ve just read yet another blog which is telling you that you’re doing it all wrong and you must buy a course now for instant success. If your...

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Should You Give Up Your Day Job To Make More Art?

Should You Give Up Your Day Job To Make More Art?

Wouldn’t it be wonderful if you didn’t have to work? You could spend all day writing or painting. And you’d have time to do the marketing stuff so that you could actually sell your art. You wouldn’t have to cram your creative work into tiny time slots that have to fit...

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How To Create Art From Difficult Life Circumstances

How To Create Art From Difficult Life Circumstances

My original title for this blog was "how to turn your shit into art". I don’t mean that literally though some artists have done this! I’m referring to the difficult stuff going on in your life. Your sick child. The big project at work. Your mother as she slips further...

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How To Stop Being Afraid And Start Creating

How To Stop Being Afraid And Start Creating

You want to get on with your your writing, your art project or your music. You see everyone else doing it. They don’t seem to suffer like you. They produce. There must be something wrong with you because you can’t. And this makes you feel even worse. You have good...

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Should You Accept Your Limits Or Break Through Them?

Should You Accept Your Limits Or Break Through Them?

It can be so frustrating when you can't go as fast as you want to. Maybe you are comparing yourself to other artists and they seem to produce more work than you. Perhaps they seem to have more success in selling their work. You want to be faster, better. You want to...

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