Struggling to fit creativity into your busy life?

Daunted by your creative project?

       Wondering if it’s all worth it?

Gentle Warrior Cali Bird

Welcome to the Gentle Creative

My name is Cali Bird and I love to give gentle, encouraging advice on getting going with your creative project.

I help people find the time and courage to be creative alongside other things that you have to do (like work or take care of your family!)  I’m guessing that you don’t have a trust fund or lots of servants so you are going to have to keep working and/or looking after your family while scratching that creative itch.

Let’s find a way for you to do your creative project in realistic bite-size chunks that fit around the other things you have to do in life.

If you want to write, or make music, or make art, jewellery or crafts (or whatever floats your creative boat) it is easy to get caught up in “will I make money from it?” or “am I good enough?” or “I’m too old to do that”.

Forget all of that rubbish.  Get on and create in the best way that you can just for the sheer joy of doing it.

Next Steps…

If Gentle Creative sounds like just what you were looking for then here are some options for you:

    • Sign up in the box at the top of the page and get the Gentle Creative manifesto. You’ll get some great tips to help you bust through your fears and get creating now.
    • Scroll down and have a read of some recent blogs.
    • Connect with me on Facebook and Twitter by using buttons below. I post daily inspiration and articles about creativity.

 

Cali Bird Tales of the Caountess

Newsflash – Tales of the Countess is published

Yes, at last my debut novel is available. 

How can a woman so capable at work be so useless at getting a man?

The book is a romantic comedy about the need to be happy in yourself before you get your man. However, it has an unusual twist. The main character, known just as the Countess, has a collection of handbags that talk. Think Sex and the City meets Toy Story.

The bags, along with her teddy bear, are her chief confidantes who provide the Countess with support and advice as she nurses a broken heart and attempts to move on with her life.  

One Amazon reviewer says: “I couldn’t put it down & might even have got a tad emotional towards the end. It’s different, quirky, excellently written & perfect for the times we’re in.”

For more info see www.calibird.com

 

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