Monthly Archives: Oct 2016

Putting things down, picking things up, starting again

Over the last few weeks I’ve been making a slow return to working on two projects that I started last year. At the beginning of last year I took a course in documentary film making and I took two courses … Continue reading

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Midweek making

​​ So this is what I get up to midweek, while watching old episodes of Startrek. Exciting times….

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Alyssa Monks: Beauty in imperfections

I’ve just watched this TED talk by the painter Alyssa Monks about her art and how it changed after a the loss of her mother. Definitely worth a watch.

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Crowdfunding, peer to peer investing, and passive income

When I started this blog a few months ago one of the things I wanted to experiment with was generating income from sources other than my job. The aim is to reduce my hours a bit and have more time … Continue reading

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You are here by Jenny Lawson

So being ill can have an up side sometimes. I’ve been unwell with some awful head cold [wo]man flu and haven’t been able to do much work. I’ve been mostly sleeping, drinking honey and lemon, and watching telly, with a … Continue reading

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Lolling about and playing with photoshop

I’ve not been very well so instead of doing a bunch of important things including working out some of my tax bits and pieces I’ve been lolling about on the sofa watching the telly and playing with glue, and teaching … Continue reading

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Re-blog: Building creative confidence

I’m not feeling well this weekend and so am mostly lounging about in my pyjamas in front of the telly and making chicken noodle soup. I did want to share this from the Adonis Diaries blog – it’s the transcript … Continue reading

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London street art

Was out and about today around Bethnal Green and saw some lovely street art.  I don’t know the artists so if any one recognises these please let me know.

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Don’t for a minute think about stopping you lovely bunch of creatives

[EDIT: So I had a nice formal sounding title for this post, but then I went and changed it because this feels better in getting across what I want to say] I was procrastinating before work this morning and read this … Continue reading

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A bit more on ‘On not being able to paint’

I’ve been digging into Marion Milner’s book ‘On not being able to paint’ and have been really enjoying this. The book describes Milner’s efforts in trying to learn how to paint, and she takes a psychoanalytic perspective on this. I’m … Continue reading

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