Heartlines

'Just keep following the heartlines on your hand'. A few years ago I stumbled across a piece of writing from the New York Times called 'Musicians' by David Ackert. I have carried this piece of writing with me since, and it is by far one of the singlemost inspiring texts I have ever read. The... Continue Reading →

Name A Book That Changed Your Life

  Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert. I have read this book twice. The first time I read it with rose-coloured glasses expecting a book full of encouragement to follow your creative dreams no matter what. As a creative writer, I was somewhat disheartened by Liz's honesty about the reality of living a creative life. I... Continue Reading →

Being Creative in Survival Mode

I know that I am in an incredibly fortunate position whilst in lockdown. My stress levels are relatively low, and for the most part I am able to enjoy being stuck at home, and have the privilege of having the mental and emotional energy to be creative and productive during this time. This time last... Continue Reading →

Productivity vs Creativity

Reflecting on the pressure I have been placing on myself got me thinking about something I've been observing on social media lately. I've observed a lot of people hitting back at 'Lockdown Motivators' and the notion that if you are not using this downtime to be productive you are somehow wasting it. Reminding us all... Continue Reading →

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