The act of creating: is it ease-filled or painful? Playful or serious? Meticulously organised or wild? Structured or free? What I’ve experienced is that it is all of this at once. To me it feels like a moving and constantly morphing living thing that will never quite look the same from day to day. As a creator you must show and face resistance while getting out of your own way to allow for a playful creative flow to guide you. Easy right? 😆 And while you can train to refine your craft, nothing quite prepares you for designing a creative practice that allows you to explore deeper, create boldly while nourishing you in the long run so you can keep doing your thing well into your 90’s. That’s one of my favourite parts of my job: helping my clients find a sense of reverence, ease and playfulness in their daily creative practice, while bringing to life work that lights them up and inspires others around them. How do you feel about your creative practice?
Things that make me happy on this fine Friday morning: 1. this dreamy top by @graydawn_clothing - the fabric feels absolutely incredible 2. No bra 3. The fact that I would never have worn something that shows so much skin a couple of years ago. Funny, the stories we tell ourselves about what we can or cannot wear. When in doubt, remember that freedom looks great on you ✨
I am officially a certified coach! ✨🍾 This was an important step in my coaching practice journey. I had to undergo the rigorous @bycacademy certification process and log coaching hours to show my commitment to the coaching process and my clients. In a not-yet regulated industry, it was really important for me to ensure I received the proper training and accreditation to provide highly professional and truly transformational services. I thought that’d be a good time to share what some of my dreamy clients had to say about working with me - check my Insta stories 💕 If you’re an artist or creative looking for some guidance in your life and work, I am now taking bookings for 2020. You’ll find all the info you need in the link in my bio 👆🏻 Also, the wonderful @saspetherick released a podcast episode about the coaching experience and the importance of working with a qualified coach - If you’re curious about coaching, I suggest you have a listen. And I just so happen to have made her list of recommended coaches to work with ☺️
Hey you. Just a reminder that your art and creativity are kind of a big deal ✨
Here’s a flower for you if, like me, you had quite the week and could use a friend right about now. Wishing a beautiful weekend to everyone except to the angry middle-aged man who parked me in the middle of the road earlier to teach me not to go against traffic in a one way street. Turns out it was not a one way street. Needless to say he did not apologize and carried on staring at me in a condescending way as he drove past me with his window down 🙄 that guy can walk into a wet bathroom with his socks on for all I care. Yes I’m a monster.
Can art really change the world? While this is a huge question, I wholeheartedly believe that there is nothing more powerful than self-actualised, free and unleashed artists, and that when we embrace our creative urges, we connect to the best parts of ourselves, which has a ripple effect on the world around us. I have written something on my blog about why I work with artists and creatives: “Art brings unsaid stories and unexpressed feelings to life. Art starts conversations and tickles minds. Art tries to make sense of the world around us, the world within us and shine a spotlight on the human condition.” Link in bio. I’d love to hear your thoughts 😘