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

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.

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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

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Mutt on a mug

Remember those dog doodles I did recently? Well, I am now the proud owner of a new mug! Awww... I'll take him to work and chat to him whenever my brain is fried. (He looks like he might understand.)

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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

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Doodle: bow-legged bird

Drawing my first doodle in years had an unexpected effect on me. For the rest of the day, it made me smile! I have taken this as a sign: I need more of this 'silliness' in my life! So this morning I drew a bow-legged bird...

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Little doodle: my first hedgehog

Fellow 30 Day Challenger Richard Pettit has started a Wish of the month blog. Last month he cycled to work and back (this was no ordinary commute; it was a round trip of over 50 miles.) This month he’s bravely learning to street dance. Pondering what my wish would be, especially in light of my… Continue reading Little doodle: my first hedgehog

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I’ve finally done something I’ve always wanted to do!

My first postcard designs have come back from Moo.com! (Cue big grin). I have always wanted to create a product I can sell. When I was a kid I told my mum I wanted to sell cups of tea to passing drivers. (See - entrepreneurial from an early age.) Sadly, my business plan was slightly… Continue reading I’ve finally done something I’ve always wanted to do!

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What I drew when I was a child

My mum was clearing out her loft at the weekend and she discovered a bag full of art she’d kept from when I was a kid. I thought I’d share some of it with you. Here is one of my earliest works, aged 3 ½ (not sure what inspired the squiggly thing to the right… Continue reading What I drew when I was a child