Monday morning water+color+light. My morning porch conversation with @nicolemcconville about light and perspective has me tuned in to the magic in the seemingly mundane and the beauty in the details. Those of you who will be attending her Capture + Convey workshop next week @centerforcraft are going to be in for such a treat. @mtnbizworks #follybeach#kitchenkaleidoscope#restorereflectcreateconnect#creativebusinessplanning
My kind of planning ... #messyplanning#planningwithpostitnotes#creativebusinessplanning#marketingplan#creativeentrepreneur A BIG THANK YOU to everybody who came today or yesterday to my @vanillainkuk workshop! I had a great time in Glasgow again, thanks Kate & Scott for having me! And your workshop fees contributed to the wonderful @kickstarter campaign to make @vanillainkuk happen What a wonderfully inspiring place & community ... for jewellers, wannabe-jewellers and those that might be less fortunate but will make fab creatives! #ilovemyjob
Thanks @clare_wassermann_art for sharing your thoughts on values💛 Clare’s words below...
Here is another painting by me of the path at Brocton Coppice on Cannock Chase to help celebrate nature. Inspiration of the day: I love the work of @jkcalladine who is a British Artist from the West Midlands working and living currently in Seattle USA. Take a look at her influence via #wildcreativelife . She has prompted me to think about my core values relating to my creative practise in 2018. Mine are fairly similar to hers. Core Values for 2018
1) Community Building - this has become my way over the past two years since having a studio outside of my house. Sharing art in physical presence with others for example through workshops and a sketchbook and art club monthly. Sharing the joy and benefits of expressing ourselves through art. Also a digital community through my Facebook pages and this Instagram feed and revisiting and rejuvenating in 2018 my blog on my website and sharing that way too. Sharing also a love of nature.
2) Self empowerment – creating my own work, my own income generation and using strength gained from the physical and more importantly metaphysical side of yoga and meditation.
3) Introspection – examination of the self. Who am I? What am I here for? What is my purpose? Having understood who I am or ‘what I is’ to be more precise, the need to tread lightly on this Earth becomes apparent.
4) The concept of enough-ness – an ongoing project!
So my three core phrases for 2018 will be: • Personal Practice • Letting Go • Enquire
This drizzly January Sunday is perfect for ... some business planning! Like Helena of @tycedesigns who joined our one-day online business planning workshop last week or use our #dreamplando wall planner or planner templates in the planner journal Yes planning is messy! #creativebusinessplanning#make2018yourbestyearyet
This is a photo I took out of my studio skylight a few years ago . I love it because if I'd not looked up at that particular time I would never have seen in. Always look up - not down at a screen. There is so much beauty around us even on a cold blustery January day. I've been pressing on with lots of orders today. It seems January is a good month for birthdays and people are starting to plan for 2018 weddings. I'm doing bits of business planning every day - speaking of which - are there any new Popsyclunk products you'd like to see? I've been listening to podcasts about 2018 trends too 🎨 Happy Thursday folks! Remember - always look up ❤️ ☁️
I've been having a serious spring clean of my website over the last couple of months, and it's finally looking rather spiffy! It's been a bit of a crash course in using Squarespace, but I'm so much happier with it than the old site, if feels lighter, brighter and easier to use.
And, as with many creative business goals, this isn't really a task that's ever 'finished' but is an ever-evolving work-in-progress. I struggle with things like this, preferring the finality of a big tick next to a to-do list, but I am trying to resist the perfectionist tendencies I have, which would see me not telling anyone about the website until it's 100% finished, and I'm 100% happy with it. As this is a virtual impossibility, I am embracing the philosophy of 'good enough' so that things actually get done and put out into the world!