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Why I Haven't Blogged Recently

If you are a regular reader of my blog, you will have noticed that I have not written new blogs for a few months. This is because I have been concentrating on writing a book.

I was approached last year by Joanne Henson, publisher of the marvellousWhat's Your Excuseseries of books, to writeWhat's Your Excuse for not Succeeding as an Artist?Overcome your excuses, nurture your creative potential and thrive

This whole series of self help books are written by different coaches and offer light touch, supportive answers and ideas to help people address the things which stop them in their lives and plans.

Take Five with Rosa Doyle

I first met Rosa Doyle in 2014 and was immediately taken by her beautiful, vibrant prints and paintings inspired by her love of nature. She graduated from Camberwell College of Art, University of the Arts London in 2009, was featured in '10 best prints for under £100' in The Independent in 2015, and exhibited at the Westminster Reference Library in 2016. A selection of her bird greetings cards (including those above) are sold in The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB) 

Thoroughly Good Podcast

I was delighted to be invited to take part in an informal conversation at the Barbican hosted by the Thoroughly Good Jon Jacob and fellow guest, Andrew James Johnson (pictured). You can listen to the podcast here

Andrew is a pianist and composer whose album, Winter's Heart, is out now and available via Spotify. It is really beautiful.

Recorded as live, we talk about breakfast, pianos, Wagner, art, Van Gogh, Marin Alsop and favourite music. We enjoyed ourselves recording it - hope you enjoy listening to it!

Take Five with Kate Enters

Kate Enters is anartist, the Founder & Director ofArtCan, Editor at Large forSTATEf22magazine and monthly arts Features Writer forWall Street Internationalmagazine’s online arts pages. 

As a painter, Kate responds to her contemporary life in London creating paintings that depict moments in time through stylised compositions borrowing from vintage scenes, quotations, book titles as well as taking a wry look at social media, all conveyed through her own mix of wit and pathos. 

ArtCan is Kate’s innovation, a non-profit arts organisation that supports artists through profile raising activities and exhibitions, an open network of ‘likeminded’ peers, and practical support structures.

Take Five with Jon Jacob

Jon Jacob Thoroughly Good Coach and Podcast Take Five blog for Catching Fireworks

Jon Jacobis a freelance journalist, digital producer, and accreditedexecutive coach. He writes an excellent blog,Thoroughly Good Me, about his love of the arts, classical music in particular, with smatterings of Eurovision and Strictly Come Dancing. (As well as these shared interests, we get on well because we share a sense of privilege at being allowed to coach and a deep love of stationery!) He curates a weekly playlist of classical music on Spotify and has recently launched theThoroughly Good Podcast