Writing

A big fat creative lesson

I learnt a big fat creative lesson recently. As you know, I have been doing a doodle a day for the past few weeks. So far I have drawn frogs, dogs, bees and spiders. A few weeks ago, I decided to go off-piste and make something up. So I drew this: Er, except… I almost didn’t.… Continue reading A big fat creative lesson

Creativity · Illustrations

An update on taking ridiculously small creative steps

Five weeks ago, I wrote a post entitled How to kickstart your creativity without having a meltdown. This turned out to be one of my most popular posts, so I thought I’d give you a quick update on how things are going. If you recall, I was taking ridiculously small steps towards writing and illustrating.… Continue reading An update on taking ridiculously small creative steps

Inspiration

Favourite quote: GREATNESS

I opened my notebook yesterday to take one more ridiculously small step towards creativity and this little character came out! He's a small guy but he has BIG thoughts. Quote: Wallace D. Wattles, author of The Science of Getting Rich.

Creativity · Inspiration

How to kickstart your creativity without having a meltdown

A few days ago, I shared how I go 'weird' if I’m not being creative. I drew a sad monster at the top of the post. Today sad monster is looking much happier as I've discovered an unbelievably easy way to overcome my resistance! How I discovered the technique  If you’ve read Oh Sugar! you’ll know I’m not a fan of strict diets. Quite… Continue reading How to kickstart your creativity without having a meltdown

Creativity

Do you go ‘weird’ if you’re not being creative?

“Have you done any writing or drawing lately?” J asked. “Not really," I said, "why?” “Because you get really crotchety if you don’t create something.” "Huh?!" Strange as it sounds, this was news to me. Everyone has their up and down days but I hadn’t appreciated that not being creative meant I was waaaay more likely to… Continue reading Do you go ‘weird’ if you’re not being creative?

Illustrations

My new business… possibly

Hello. Remember me?! Sorry I've been so quiet lately. Before Christmas consumes me, I thought I'd better post an update! The reason I've been a bit preoccupied lately is due to the hairy dog I drew way back in May. A friend very kindly put him on a t-shirt and a mug for me as a gift,… Continue reading My new business… possibly

Illustrations

Today I drew some dogs

I am experimenting with having more fun with my creativity – just doing things for the heck of it really, just cos it makes me smile. Today I drew some dogs. A long dog… A hairy dog… An angry dog… And a surprised dog… What I love about quick doodles like this is that, within… Continue reading Today I drew some dogs

Creativity

Want to be more creative? Release your inner child

Do you know why I love spending time with my nieces and nephews (aside from the fact that I love them to bits and they give life-enhancing hugs?) It’s because if you spend time with children - watch them jump and dance and sing - pretty soon your inner child will be itching to join in too.… Continue reading Want to be more creative? Release your inner child

Illustrations

Drawing for the Artistically Undiscovered

If you’re pondering what to buy someone you love this Christmas, I can recommend Drawing for the Artistically Undiscovered by Quentin Blake. It's bloody brilliant. Described as "a sketchbook with training wheels", it’s perfect for little kids and big kids who long to draw but are too scared and/or don’t know where to begin (that… Continue reading Drawing for the Artistically Undiscovered