How to Plan Your Creative 2015 (like a pro!)

With December just around the corner and 2015 fast approaching you’re probably starting to think about the new year. I know I have been. The new year approaching conjures up so many feelings. Reflections on the year ending inevitably brings to the surface everything that was. The highs and lows. The achievements and the missed…
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What to Do When You’re Trapped in the Creative In-between

I’ve had a busy and overwhelming last few weeks, and amongst it all now I’m in the middle of moving. Not just my home but my entire studio, which inevitably means chaos. I have years worth of fabrics, threads, paints, beads, buttons. You name it, it’s in my studio. I often say I feel like…
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How to Find the Balance Between Art & Business

Creative work is full of decisions. And one of the toughest, I believe, is deciding how to spend your time. I had a question in our new We Are Creatives Facebook Group this week about how to manage time as a creator, specifically how to balance the art and business side of being a working…
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Why You Need to Tell the Story of Your Art

Yesterday I visited the Museum of Contemporary Art here in Sydney to see quite a unique exhibition. It was an exhibition of makers. Festival des Metiers recreated the working environment of the Hermès workshop in France to showcase eight craftspeople at work. There were silk painters, gem setters, tie makers and screen printers amongst others….
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What Are You Celebrating Today?

When was the last time you stopped for a moment and thought about everything you’ve achieved? In the frantic rush of the day to day and to-do lists that seem to go on for miles I don’t often give myself the gift of time to do this. Between For the Creators, my design biz and…
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Why One Tiny Step Is All You Need

I’ve just emerged from a whirlwind two weeks. I finished designing and creating the first pieces of my new summer collection, I took part in an amazing photo shoot showcasing my new work and I attended my very first blogging conference Problogger on the Gold Coast here in Australia. I’ve come out the other side…
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Why I Do What I Do

It’s not every day I take a step back to look at the big why of what I do, but today I’ve been both inspired and challenged by the wonderful Kate Marolt over at Soul Wild Free to do exactly that. Kate wrote last week about why she does what she does and she has…
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