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Carving out time for art

Carving out time for art

One way in which I ensure every free moment I have (or has the potential at least) to be creative, is to ensure that any otherwise ‘dead time’ can be filled with an artistic activity.  By dead time, I mean: time spent travelling; sitting at the doctor or dentist waiting to be seen; waiting in a meeting, where the rest... View more
A Child's Creative Life

A Child's Creative Life

Last week I wrote about how becoming a mother has had a very positive impact on my creative life.  This week, I'm going to focus on watching my daughter's artistic skills unfold.  Being around Estelle (age 5) and her friends, I'm constantly blown away by their unfettered spontaneity and unconstrained imagination.  Whether it is play, song, art, dance, dressing up or... View more
A Mother's Creative Life

A Mother's Creative Life

One of my greatest pleasures in being a parent to Estelle (now 5 years old) is sharing our creativity.  When I was pregnant, I remember being concerned that having a child would mean that I would not have the time or energy to be creative anymore - but the opposite has happened.  Being a mother has led to my creativity... View more