Why You Need to Speak Your Creative Truth

Last week I received an email from a reader. He wrote to me asking for advice on what direction he should take with his writing. In particular, he was grappling with the idea of whether or not to write about a topic he had a real passion for yet was controversial. In essence, we was…
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How to See the Bigger Picture of Your Art

It’s so easy to get stuck in the detail. In the minutiae of the to do list, the daily rush, and the niggling pieces of the puzzle, how often do you step back to look at the bigger picture? I realised last week that we’re already over half way through the year. Six months goes…
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What Rural Village Life Taught Me About Creative Work

I’ve just returned home from Indonesia. My two weeks travelling there were wonderful, exhausting, eye opening and heart warming all at once. I witnessed the megacity that is Jakarta, the beautiful coral reefs of south Sulawesi, and the seaside town of Makassar. I saw many amazing things while travelling through Indonesia which will no doubt serve…
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How to Do What You’re Being Called to Do (today!)

Is there something you’ve been wanting to do for such a long time, yet the right time never seems to come around? Maybe you’ve been wanting to paint? Or design? Or write? Or visit a gallery? Or maybe you just want to drive to the ocean and swim? Whatever it is, you haven’t done it….
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How to Find Inspiration in Anything

I arrived at my studio last week ready to create. The ideas were flowing, my mind was switched on and there was just this beautiful sense of potential in the air. I filled paper upon paper with ideas. I rustled through my fabrics, trying combination upon combination until the perfect one presented itself. I pinned…
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Join Us for an Atlas Creators’ Academy Live Q&A Session

Registrations for Atlas Creators’ Academy are closing soon! If you’re anything like me you’re likely umm’ing and ahh’ing about whether this is right for you, leaving your final decision to the very last few days. To help make your decision a little easier I’m running a free Atlas Creators’ Academy Q&A session this Thursday evening at…
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Why You Simply Must Carry On Creating

Sometimes as creators things get tough. The pieces aren’t falling into place, you don’t know your next move, you can’t make the big decision or you don’t know whether you should even carry on trying at all. It’s on these days of uncertainty and indecision that you doubt yourself. You doubt your choices, your talent…
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