Herding Fish

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How coaching supports artists

How coaching supports artists

Coaching is a process that supports artists who want to focus on exploring and developing their work with intention. As a coach, I help individuals get really clear about the work they make and why they do it. Life is full of urgent things that endlessly demand your...

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Rest

Rest

Even at the best of times creative practice has very particular challenges that take effort to keep on track. It’s hugely demanding to maintain focus and bring yourself back to clarity. All while providing your own structure and holding your own boundaries. To be...

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Lean into your own process

Lean into your own process

Knowing yourself, how you lean into your own process and how you get yourself out of (creative) trouble builds confidence and keeps you buoyant even when things don’t seem to be going to plan. It takes effort to keep showing up for all the different stages and demands...

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Certainty and Risks in Making

Certainty and Risks in Making

Social media places the world in our pocket, bombards us with endless possibilities, and sneaks in those marketing and productivity systems that promise ‘success’. But most of them take no account of the risks in making your own product, with your own hands, in...

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Good Enough

Good Enough

The expectation that an artist’s work keeps improving can leave us feeling ours isn’t good enough, and envious of other people’s success. Multiple projects Spinning all the art practice plates is pretty exhausting. Most of us have multiple projects running at any one...

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Procrastination and Perfectionism

Procrastination and Perfectionism

I sometimes think my top skill might be procrastination. I certainly have considerable experience with many of its various forms and with its favourite partner in crime - perfectionism. And once those two take up residence in your head, there’s all kinds of trouble...

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