2 Reasons Why You Have to Keep on Creating No Matter What

This has really been one of my hardest learned lessons after a lifetime working in the creative industries. As artists we can feel really shitty about ourselves and work when it’s not flying off the shelves, packing out theatres or revered by oceans of raving fans. This is amplified if we’re spending a certain amount of time comparing ourselves […]

5 Tips for Mid Career Creatives

One of the most common types of clients that I have walk in my door are people who are mid-career.  They’ve been in the creative industries for a long while but have hit a fork in the road, a block, or a turning point. Perhaps the creative passion that filled them up 10 years ago […]

Why Even Artists Have to Find Their Niche

Yep, even artists gotta niche One of the biggest problems I find with clients I work with (and I know the arts is not the only offender in this realm), is a lack of niching. Niching is simply finding your thing. The thing that’s special about what you do and then using it as a launch […]

The Three Minute Journal

This simple 3 minute journaling exercise is perfect for getting your flow on so there no excuse to not give it a go.  20 minutes a week and you’ll be firing on all creative cannons. Step 1 Get a pen and paper, a journal or sketch book with a favourite pen is great but the […]

No More Panic Pricing!

  Panic pricing is not a great idea. A while ago I had a very talented music producer in one of my workshops, he had the skills, the following and the set up but his business was not making him a steady profit. He had a family to support and he was feeling panicky about […]

You, Arty Activities & The Silly Season

Not only is the holiday season a perfect time to leverage for your own creative work it’s also a great time to get out there and enjoy the arts yourself with your friends and family. Whether it’s by getting on down to any of the multitudes of artisan markets, buying handmade Chrissy presents, checking out […]

Your (awesome!) Year in Review

2016 has been a big year! We’ve lost some amazing creative heroes from our planet, gained Zika, lost Brangelina and then there’s that whole Trump thing. I am personally pretty ready to fare this year well. Before I get geared up for the new year I always take a minute to take stock of the […]

The Revolution Part 2 – We Have Value

Missed Part 1 of this article? Read it here. The Revolution Part 2 – It’s Time for some Arts Education The arts in Australia has been under rapid fire over the past 18 months with funding cuts, higher education slashes and a political backdrop that grossly undervalues the creative industries. Frankly it’s been making me […]