Herding Fish

coaching for artists and makers

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...

Creativity and Rest

Creativity and Rest

Recently I posted an Instagram story about how as artists we need to be our own curator, PR and marketing team, admin, technician, studio manager, art handler, social media manager, web designer, application writer, archivist and photographer (Source | Twitter)....

Half Empty or Half Full?

Half Empty or Half Full?

Thursday was Time to Talk Day 2022, which reminded me of a recent (random) tweet merrily declaring that ‘when your glass is half empty, you should get a friend to help you fill it up’. Sounds like a good enough plan, right? Sharing worries with friends and family is a...

One-a-day

One-a-day

Somewhere in the middle of last year I realised it had been a long time since I’d enjoyed anything very much. Every day had a to do list as long as my arm and every day it got rolled over and over and never got cleared. I knew I really needed a day off, to get up to a...

Easy like Sunday morning

Easy like Sunday morning

With lockdown days and weeks becoming a blur, the benefits of stopping to rest are more important than ever. Whatever your spiritual framework, setting aside a day that’s different to the other six offers an essential space to re-frame the seemingly endless swirl, and...