When it’s a big muddy mess . . .

This is a recap of a talk I was invited to give at a gathering, hosted by Leah Goard for her Define Design Align Academy. In a room filled with intelligent and inspiring female entrepreneurs, I got up and started speaking about mud! I was accompanied by Marleen Vermeulen, my lovely friend and co-host of our Open Your Art Retreats. We brought a painting each for show and tell, so that I could speak about […]

Doodling, colouring & drawing

Creativity is the ultimate problem solver. The next time you have an issue at the office, a dilemma at home or are simply feeling like you are in a bit of a slump, try tapping into your creative side.  Science proves that giving your analytical mind a break and allowing your mind to relax is one of the best ways to shift from confusion to clarity. However, it can be difficult to relax if you […]

Female artists to be inspired by …

This list is a result of one simple question asked in the Thrive Network – Who is a female artist you are inspired by?   This list is amazing and it keeps growing.  I thought I knew my art history but apparently not.  This list is full of contemporary artists who are working right now and producing work too!  Where possible, I’ve linked to their site and otherwise to a wiki entry so that you can […]