Uncover your creative monsters: a first step towards overcoming your creative blocks

Old door opening onto forest

Dear fellow artist, courageous creative soul,
I hear you say you “self-sabotage” over and over again.
I’d like to challenge this thought.

Can art really change the world?

The first few strokes were clumsy, the sound not quite connected. My fingers timidly attempted to find their place on the neck of my instrument, only too aware of the reverence of the moment. As the sound started resonating against my chest and in the room around me, I remember feeling something that felt out […]

How to embrace seasonal creativity to overcome creative blocks

Mug and notebooks on bed

Even after 10 years of living in the Southern Hemisphere, I find it strange to be in the middle of Winter in July. July for me is synonymous with my birthday, with evenings that stretch well past our usual bedtime, with the long-awaited Summer school holidays and eating raspberries out of a little wooden punnet […]

How to make white space in your creative life

Feed Your Creativity With White Space

Sufficient white space in our lives is essential not only to our wellbeing but to our work too. As a creative person, your mind is likely to be pulled in a million different directions, and we tend to surrender to the idea because of a skewed belief that the messier the mind, the more creative. While there is some truth to creative minds being somewhat “messy”, this doesn’t mean an overly busy brain is good for your creativity. Quite the opposite.

In Praise of Messy Minimalism

In Praise of Creativity & Messy Minimalism

I’m not a typical minimalist. I’m a messy kind of minimalist. I’m a recovering perfectionist who likes to create stuff and doesn’t need “another metric for perfection”. Creativity is raw, messy and requires to get your hands dirty. So I believe in adopting a minimalist mindset infused with life and imperfections.