Integrating a creative practice into everyday life means creating imperfectly and for nothing more than experiencing the process without the pressure of making masterpieces. By practicing creativity, we allow ourselves to explore, find gratitude, document life, improve health, especially mental health and develop new ways of seeing the world.

The Cycles of Creativity

My creativity comes in ebbs and flows. I used to think that I was failing as an artist if I wasn’t consistently producing work. As soon as I had finished an image or called a series of photos complete I was looking for the next idea and this often left me frustrated and unable to […]

Vulnerability in Art

I have an inner art critic. Most artists do I suspect, given that creativity often requires us to dig into the deeper, scarier parts of ourselves and bring them to light, a task that is daunting at the best of times. Add to that the perceived judgement of others on our skills, ideas and technical […]

Creativity Through Challenge

The world has changed. It sounds dramatic – the kind of situation you would normally encounter in a fantasy movie or dystopian novel. Empty streets as people withdraw into their homes. Empty supermarket shelves as panic takes over and survival instinct kicks in. Uncertainty. Fear. It’s all here and it’s on a level that most […]

Creative Themes – Things That Inspire Me

I’ve been thinking a lot recently about the themes I come back to in my work. I’ve been in a period of artistic downtime and it’s had me trying to come up with different ideas to get the creative juices flowing again. Part of the process of trying to find something new has naturally involved […]

Living Creatively With Limitations

I believe that living a creative life can be one of the most rewarding things we can experience as human beings and yet so often it seems that we find reasons not to do it. It’s too hard or too tiring. Inspiration won’t present itself, ideas are too foggy. I don’t have time, I don’t […]