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Quiet

Posted on 15 August, 2019 at 6:15 Comments comments (0)

Photo by Johannes Plenio on Unsplash

Follow effective action with quiet reflection.

From the quiet reflection will come even more effective action.

Peter Drucker



When was the last time you were tr...

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Take Five with Katy Cowan

Posted on 12 August, 2019 at 4:55 Comments comments (0)



The fabulous Katy Cowan is the mastermind behind one of my favourite websites, Creative Boom. This is an online magazine containing a wealth of information, tips and inspiration about all things creative. Everything about the site from the ease of navigation, to the fabulous visuals, to the informative blogs, is infused with Katy's commitment to and love of all things creative, which she cham...

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Openness

Posted on 8 August, 2019 at 6:05 Comments comments (0)


Photo by Andre Furtado from Pexels

It's not the style that motivates me, as much as an attitude of openness that I have when I go into a project.

Herbie Hancock



Openness is a valuable attitude to have in any area of one's life, personal and professional. It is that ...

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Take Five with Susan Clare

Posted on 31 July, 2019 at 4:30 Comments comments (1)


Susan Clare is an artist working in watercolours, acrylics and mixed media. She has the enviable lifestyle of splitting her time between England and Jamaica and this can be seen in a duality of her work. On the one hand, Susan captures the vivid sights, colours and atmosphere of the Carribbean, whilst on the other, she conjures up the subtlety and charm of the English countryside. The constan...

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Take Five with Melanie J Hodge

Posted on 29 July, 2019 at 5:55 Comments comments (0)



Melanie J Hodge is a US born, British based painter who works with oils on glass in a reverse technique she was introduced to while living in Croatia. These are delightful and beautiful works in the Naïve style and she also offers workshops so that people can learn this technique themselves. She is a mother of two, whose son has autism with associated special learning needs and whose daughter has asthm...

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Intuition

Posted on 24 July, 2019 at 10:45 Comments comments (0)



...I know there are many moments in my working day when I sit back and ask myself, How do I know that this particular creative decision on the dance floor, going from x to y, is right?  What makes me so sure I’m making the right choice? The answer I whisper to myself is often nothing more than “It feels right”.

Twyla...

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Take Five with Katie Iacovou

Posted on 18 July, 2019 at 4:35 Comments comments (0)



Katie Iacovou is a ceramicist who works with irregular forms which allow her a sense of freedom within the making process; finding beauty in the slightly wonky pieces. Hand building and coiling are used and there is a fluidity from the starting point to the finished piece.

 

Some of the textures and colours are influenced by the Cornish coastline and others b...

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Generosity

Posted on 11 July, 2019 at 3:55 Comments comments (0)


"One's performance is often heightened by the brilliance and generosity of other actors."

Cyril Cusack


How many times have you found that your work or career has been taken to another level, or just made a little easier, by the generosity of others?


It could have...

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Take Five with Nicola Anthony

Posted on 9 July, 2019 at 4:45 Comments comments (0)


Nicola Anthony is a visual artist based between Dublin and Singapore, and an elected member of the Royal Society of Sculptors. In recent years she has completed three artist residencies, had a solo show at Singapore Art Museum, exhibited in the Kuala Lumpur Biennale, been invited to install public sculptures in Singapore and Los Angeles, and received accolades and recognition for her work. I...

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Doing

Posted on 3 July, 2019 at 4:05 Comments comments (0)


Sometimes we spend a lot of time thinking about doing something. Often a lot of that time can be spent thinking about all the things which could possibly go wrong if we do something. Prevarication is a great way to avoid mistakes.  (Or delay success.)


Considering risks is a sensible step to take before you a) cross the road in ...

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