The inner pressure that we exert on ourselves produces the best work possible. It’s also part of The Iceberg Effect, the things people don’t see which tend to yield the most success. Read my post on the Iceberg Effect.
I listened to my instinct, which kept telling me to take the risk. It transpired I wasn’t afraid of failure. I was more fearful of not giving it a go, of facing no change at all.’
Choice is the opportunity. Not choosing is the risk. My glass is definitely, assuredly, clearly half-full.
And we have to understand it’s not just this amazing, fantastic work we’re looking at that transports us and touches our hearts, but the words and writing that go along with it, that touches our soul.
'Each morning we are born again. What we do today is what matters most.' Buddha Remember those skies dappled with white rows of fleecy, fluffy clouds like the markings on a mackerel's back? They're Mackerel Skies. Our lives have become so jam-packed with meetings...
What’s been revealed is a modern-day Pandora’s Box, housing clever, sagacious writing, littered with exquisite words, rhythms and imagery.
We have to convince and persuade our readers to want to read the next word, the next sentence, then the next paragraph.
A mentor wants to see you grow – each petal at a time, like an unfolding flower ready to show its true inner beauty and purpose. Mentoring really is about unlocking potential – your potential.
The pearl is, after all, formed because of irritation. Well, I have a form of irritation too – an itch that needs scratching. To produce a pearl, I have to cultivate layers of research and learning before being able to produce something miraculous and one-of-a-kind – just like the oyster.
This is my year to become a pearl-gatherer and explorer of thoughts and imagination.
It’s time to deep-dive into whatever touches my soul and stirs my curiosity. Figuratively speaking of course – I don’t think my swimmers would even fit anymore!
Setting goals, knowing what I’m aiming for, being professional, prioritizing, following a brief, designing a cohesive body of work, hanging work, researching and writing, confidence to go my own way – these are the sort of things I’ve learned.
A plan I hear you ask? Yes, a plan! A way of moving forward so I know exactly where I'm going. I always have a plan. I'm always heading somewhere. I couldn't imagine working any other way. Right here, right now, what's my plan to continue moving in a forward...
From collage to photography to editing to social media and finally filing – yes filing!
Just what do I have to go through to achieve a simple collage work which I can then use for inspiration, marketing, promotion, and pure enjoyment?
All too often it's very easy to become entranced with the new. But for me, looking back through old ideas and design work is just as mesmerizing and often uncovers forgotten gems. Looking through old or discarded design work with fresh eyes can be a revelation. But...
This Textile Art Series focusses on Textile and Fibre Artists from around the world, who use stitch in their artistic practice. I’ll delve into their processes, inspiration, and materials to understand what makes each of us unique in our endeavor to create.