Create your own private revolution

There’s nothing I like more than seeing my clients plans start coming together.  It’s really important to me that everything’s kept ‘in the real world’ as such.  That it’s physical.  That it’s something you can hold.  Something precious, something you value.  I want to see it all infront of me.  I want you to care […]

I am not a teacher

Well not in the traditional sense!!  …..As artists the main thing we need to be able to do is to learn to trust ourselves, to build skills, to grow and evolve and create.  We need to use our brains properly, to grow our intuition, to grow our experience, to learn by doing.  Being told what […]

Diamonds in the mine – you have to sift a lot of soil to find the diamonds

I just read this fantastic story from “Art and Fear” by David Bayles and Ted Orland.  Something we all need to remember! “On the first day of class, a ceramics teacher announced that he was sorting his students into two groups. Half the students would be graded on the quantity of works produced, the other […]

Practise mindfulness to improve focus, performance ease, silence the inner critic!

Our brains are constantly changing (neuroplasticity).  Each time you repeat a behaviour that pathway in your brain becomes better worn until it’s the natural path, the natural behaviour, the unconscious habit. Scientists observed MRI scans of the brains of participants of an 8 week mindfulness practice which showed that their amygdalas (fight or flight response) […]

What’s in your artist DNA?

The art and music we love is a reflection of ourselves. As I tend to have quite long relationships with the folks who come to see me I think it’s essential for me to get to know them, their style, what they love if i’m to properly support them or even give them good feedback. […]