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Take Five with Laura Hepworth

Posted on 19 June, 2019 at 4:00 Comments comments (0)



Laura Hepworth is a Conceptual Artist whose work explores process through themes of creativity and connection utilising drawings, painting, printmaking, large scale sculpture and installation as a means to transform the familiarity of the everyday into what is perceived as uncanny. 

Laura graduated in 2015 from University for Creative Arts, Canterbury wi...
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Setting Goals for the 'Dull' Stuff

Posted on 13 June, 2019 at 5:50 Comments comments (0)



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There is something which I frequently come across when working with clients which always surprises me. 


For example, a sculptor will be willing to hand over their precious wood, clay or metal sculpture to a specialist who will create a mold and make a bronz...

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Enjoy the Journey

Posted on 5 June, 2019 at 3:20 Comments comments (0)

Always Make It A Happy Birthday!

Posted on 29 May, 2019 at 5:10 Comments comments (0)

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In the past couple of weeks, I have heard two very contrasting attitudes to birthdays.


On one side, a friend was pleased that he had managed to stretch his birthday over two weekends. At the other side of the scale, a younger client was bemoaning yet another candle on the cake, saying she did not celebrate birthdays a...

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Fear Doesn't Have to Stop You

Posted on 23 May, 2019 at 0:10 Comments comments (0)




Last week, I got stuck in a lift.  

 

It wasn’t quite as dramatic as it sounds: the outside wall of the lift was glass, overlooking a wide open expanse; the lift never moved so I was just stuck on the ground floor, not between floors; I was only in there for 5 minutes; and the alarm button was extremely loud in a crowded building.  Also, I don’t h...

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Take Five with Hamish Macaulay

Posted on 13 May, 2019 at 5:15 Comments comments (1)


Hamish Macaulay is a London based printmaker and painter. His work consistently features landscapes, seascapes or horizons. Combining printmaking, mixed media and digital manipulation, he layers traditional and modern techniques to create fresh perspectives. 


I met Hamish through our joint involvement with ArtCan, a charitable arts organisation that supports emerging and e...

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Shopping for Clients

Posted on 9 May, 2019 at 5:50 Comments comments (0)


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Did you buy food this week?  


I bet you did, whether it was a big, organised weekly shop, grabbing a sandwich as you were dashing between meetings, or something inbetween. Whether you love and savour food or just see it as a necessary fuel, it is something that we all need to survive. 


I me...

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Making Time for Your Business

Posted on 2 May, 2019 at 5:20 Comments comments (0)



There is a common thread which comes up when I talk to creatives about their businesses. They produce work for clients on time, on budget and turn up for meetings. They have a thoroughly professional attitude towards their clients. However, along the way, they often forget their most important client - their own business.   

 

Marketing, accoun...

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Keeping a Positive Mind

Posted on 25 April, 2019 at 4:00 Comments comments (0)

“Whether you think you can or you think you can’t – either way you will be right”


Martin Luther King Jnr   

 

I have written before about the importance of having a vision. This is really powerful and if you write it down, draw it, or make a mood board, you can read/look at your vision paper...

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Take Five with Jessica Mogridge

Posted on 17 April, 2019 at 4:15 Comments comments (0)



Jessica Mogridge is a musician, playing the oboe and cor anglais with many of the leading orchestras both in the UK and internationally. She has played for leading West End musiclals, in prisons and with a cutting edge trio, Pipers 3. She is a teacher and through her work in that area, has focussed on preparing for performance. This led her to train as a coach, working with performe...
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