If I could, I'd wave a magic wand and give you one thing.
A joyful and fulfilling creative practice filled with regular, sustainable habits.
But, sadly, when I got my coaching certificate, I was not issued with a magic wand. (I was so disappointed!)
What I do have though, is my own experience as an artist and business owner.
To say nothing of the experience of coaching nearly 150 clients.
That’s a lot of opportunities for me to observe what works and what doesn’t when it comes to setting up creative - or any - habits.
Turns out there are some crucial steps you can take before setting up a new habit that will make you SO much more likely to succeed.
I want to share these steps with you right now. That way you'll have the best possible chance of doing this thing that you really want to do.
You’ve decided you want to hike a new trail and camp overnight in the woods. What’s the first thing you do?
I can't believe it's been nine months! Finishing the Wolf triptych has been a bit like bringing a newborn into the world.
What a long haul since I first saw a vintage dressing table mirror outside a local shop and decided to turn it into a piece of art.
I've been fascinated by triptychs since I saw an exhibition at the Russian Museum in Málaga a few years back. In my mind, the folding nature of a triptych dovetails nicely with the concept of an artist's book.
I've loved working on The Wolf at the Door and I'm sure this won't be my last triptych. Watch this space by subscribing to my RSS feed!
It's not just you. More and more clients come to me proclaiming themselves ‘self-diagnosed ADHD’.
But do we really have a ‘disorder’ because we can’t focus?
As creatives, we need seclusion and sustained focus above everything to produce quality work. But even we are not immune to having our attention hijacked.