I’ve been wondering about my creative practice.
Is it meaningful in the light of what’s going on in the world? Maybe you’ve been thinking the same?
How did I go from buying one in my local Devon greengrocers, to making an artist’s book based on the Persephone myth?
And what did it have to do with feeling homesick for my ‘other home’ in southern Spain?
Just what is the story behind The Pomegranate?
I’m shocked! I’ve used nearly a whole 500ml bottle of acrylic medium to make the structure of my current artist’s book.
(Working title: The Pomegranate.)
A friend of mine - previously tasked with getting supplies for me - says I have an acrylic medium addiction. But even by my standards, that’s a lot.
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?