I used to have a negative perception of things that didn't last. It was as though the ending nullified all that had come before it. And so I wanted everything to last forever. However in the past 6 months or so I've started to see the appeal of short term creative projects. Creating in a … Continue reading Short term creative projects
Picking the right project to pursue
If you're what I like to refer to as an ideas person, you probably have the challenge of picking what to pursue. You might find yourself with half a dozen great ideas and the thought of bringing each one to life is equally exciting. It can be difficult figuring out the best way to solve … Continue reading Picking the right project to pursue
Why I’ll never run out of ideas
How do you come up with something to write about every single day? Write about your interests and write about your experiences. The origin of this blog was about picking a small moment of each day and writing about the lesson I took from it. The small moment could be watching a film I loved … Continue reading Why I’ll never run out of ideas
Creators and consumers
One thing I have observed over the years is that there is a very clear difference between being a creator and being a consumer in the online space. It is first worth noting that all creators consume and all consumers create. However, the title you choose or align with most is based around what you … Continue reading Creators and consumers
Sometimes when you're so used to being independent and doing things alone, the idea of collaboration and working together is unappealing. After all, your past has shown that you don't need to work with someone else to get things done, so why should you change that. However, sometimes from collaborating with others it allows us … Continue reading Better together
The pros and cons of an Instagram portfolio
Some thoughts I had whilst thinking about where to share my photos in the future. I'm not a photographer but over the past couple of years my interest in prop styling/ product photography has grown and I really enjoy taking photos. I've thought about creating a portfolio website to share my work but then I … Continue reading The pros and cons of an Instagram portfolio
In search of community
I think a key part of being creative is doing it as part of a community. Community is really important. You don't need to be working on a joint project you can simply work on your individual projects together. Being part of a community can help keep you motivated and accountable, give you people to … Continue reading In search of community
What would Jimi Hendrix do?
It could be Jimi Hendrix or it could be Jesus . As much as I am a champion for being yourself and searching within to find your own way, I think having someone that inspires you can be incredibly helpful. It can helpful when you're just starting out and haven't quite found your own flow … Continue reading What would Jimi Hendrix do?
Don’t try, just be
I think it could be said that one of the biggest things that holds us back is that we try to hard to be a specific type of way or create a certain kind of thing. Often our efforts go into emulating what we have already seen done and the way that we think or … Continue reading Don’t try, just be
I'm a big believer in creativity, in art and in making things. That's the thing that has always been my joy in life. It's not something that I do for a living or get paid for. However, I value it just as much, if not more than my day job. It feels special to make … Continue reading What’s missing?