How to Make a Vision Board

Vision boarding is a super fun way to visually explore ideas. I love to do this as a social activity with a group of friends and it’s the perfect starting point for all of my retreats to kick start the creative flow. You can pick a specific topic, section out your board for different parts […]

Vision Clarity is King

“Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma — which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow […]

Creative Gifts of Mammahood

In amongst all the family cacophony in my 2 adult, 5 child household, there has been one anchor for me and that has been creativity. 9 years ago I became an insta-mum to 3 children under 7. My partner came as a package deal with a 4 and 7 year old daughter and 6 year […]

In Focus – Dirty Old Town (part 1)

Dirty Old Town is a bespoke Furniture Business based in Eureka. Using reclaimed Australian timbers, Dirty Old Town infuses everything they do with an environmental ethos and a fair dose of good old fashioned love. Run by husband and wife team Johnny and Helene Thompson, these guys are the ultimate in authentic. Our interview was […]

Create More and Work Less With Outsourcing

Get the low down on outsourcing with our resident marketing whizz Lainie Anderson. The global phenomenon known as freelancing, with vast pools of talent worldwide, is now at your fingertips. Elance.com, Freelancer.com, Upwork.com, Fiverr.com are all great for getting specific tasks ranging from graphic design and online marketing to research and administrative support completed quickly […]

Two questions whose answers will make you money from your art.

As an artist you have a total right to create completely for yourself. In fact truly resonant creative products (music, writing, acting, craft, painting, dance, whatever it is) generally come from a place of complete authenticity and disregard for who wants them.   But if you want to reach an audience, connect with a market and […]

Debunking 2 Myths that Keep Artists in the Gutter of Poverty

I’m very keen to get artists out of the gutter and into positive cash flow. I think as creatives we’ve been sold some big, bad myths that keep us stuck in negative self judgement, deflating self talk and a poverty conscious mindset. Today I want to debunk 2 of those. The “Don’t Give up Your […]

Checking Out The “Competition”

A while ago I attended an arts business morning tea.  I didn’t go in the particular hope of learning new business skills or having personal arts biz revelations.  I went because it was an ideal piece of “competitor analysis” as a part of my ongoing “market research”. I went because Clare Bowditch (that’s us in […]

A+ All Round

It’s on the journey to the big vision that the learning happens, the creating and the growth. The destination is amazing but it’s the road there that makes up the heart of this creative life. Sometimes the milestones may not sound that impressive when you’re plugging along ticking off the to do list.  Maybe they […]

5 tips for better goal setting

5 tips for goals that stick

Setting your goals is one thing but sticking to them is a whole other kettle of fish! I’m giving a talk at a local business networking event in a couple of weeks on Goal setting and it’s got me really thinking about the main messages I want to leave the group with and I wanted […]