Posts in Art
AM I CREATIVE ENOUGH??

I know SOOOOO MANY PEOPLE have this block!

Hell, even I had this block.


I remember when I first realised I wanted to be an artist.

I had been making jewellery and selling it at markets for a living.


But deep down I REALLY wanted to be painting.

I wanted to be a painter.

I wanted that to be my life.


“But I think I’m shit!!”
“I don’t know how to paint!”
“I don’t know how to draw people!!”

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HOW I RECLAIMED MY CREATIVITY

All through my school years I was highly creative. 

In year 12 I thought I wanted to be an interior designer. 

Then I left school and moved to Melbourne. I got a job in a delicatessen in Toorak frequented by trophy wives and soon realised that if I wanted to be an interior designer then these would likely be my clients. FUCK THAT! ........

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My creations aren't tolerating stagnation.

What if no-one came to my workshop because on some level I didn't want to run it?

I started running the woven mandala workshops to teach myself how to facilitate. 

I’ve ran three now, the last one I did I decided it was too easy. I guess that means I’ve learned how to facilitate that…. And my creations are propelling me to move on. They don’t tolerate stagnation.

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The tricky little beast of Self Sabotage

I’m sitting here in a brain fog, my fingers don’t want to begin typing this article. I cant even remember what it was about actually? 

Oh yeah.

Self Sabotage. 

 

The ultimate safety mechanism straight from my survival brain, it will do ANYTHING to stop me from succeeding. ANYTHING to stay under the level where complaining and struggle is no longer present. Because what will I have to hold on to then? If I succeed, everyones gonna hate me because I’m successful. (limiting belief #1) And I don’t want to be disliked (limiting belief #2) so, enter self sabotage.

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