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A Month of Mini Time Capsule Videos

It’s hard to admit this on my blog that features the word ‘creative’ in the title, but I’ve been creatively blocked for a while now when it comes to my own projects (as you might have guessed by the lack of posts recently). I have a bad habit of starting up something creative with great gusto […]

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Why ‘Grit Conquers All’ when it comes to creative work

“An ounce of practice is generally worth more than ton of theory.” – E.F. Schumacher (author of the book Small is Beautiful: A Study of Economics as if People Mattered) At last year’s Small is Beautiful conference in Glasgow, the first speaker was writer and author Jocelyn K Glei, who at the time was Founding Editor and Director of Behance’s […]

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Video: Edinburgh’s Secret Courtyard

This is my highly unofficial Guide to the Hidden Door Art Festival 2015, filmed on the final night (Saturday 30th May). Running time = 5:15 minutes which  admittedly is long for an internet video these days, but there was a lot to pack in. (Also, there’s some NSFW language at the beginning). I’m convinced this was […]

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Behind the Scenes: Hidden Door Arts Festival 2015

On Wednesday evening I managed to invite myself along for a sneak blogger’s preview of this year’s venue for the Hidden Door Arts festival – and the space and art taking shape there is incredible.

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My Radio Enso Interview: Juggling paid work and personal projects

I was delighted to be invited to take part in an interview for Radio Enso, a fantastic podcast by Gregory Berg, who I met in Portland at WDS 2012 and who lives in San Diego. Greg is a true gent, asks fantastic questions and once you hear his voice I think you’ll agree he was […]

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Clear-Minded Chronicles Week 3 – laying the tracks for more enjoyable work

Another week of podcasts for you, most of which ended up having a train metaphor running throughout – plus I answer a comment from a listener on last week’s round-up post. To catch up just go to the SoundCloud Playlist and you can listen to all the podcasts so far.

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Clear-Minded Chronicles Week 2 – Balancing Work, Play and Health

Well I’m pleased to say I’ve managed to keep up with recording my new daily podcast for the Sustainably Creative One Thing a Day in May challenge so far (the rules stipulate 5 days per week).

So for those of you who haven’t spotted these on my various social media accounts, or if you simply missed one or two or more of these, here’s a handy round up of the week’s recordings.

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Does Your Work Have Enough WTF Moments?

A video of Future Islands performing on David Letterman has gone viral. Why? [Warning – this article contains very strong language.]

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The Art of Not Knowing

Freedom in the present moment comes from letting go of the need to know what will happen in the future. From trusting that you will make the right decisions if you listen to your heart, your gut instincts and feelings, and ignoring the constant chatter of the “monkey mind”. Freedom comes from letting yourself ‘be’. Accepting […]

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The Uncertain Creative

Society expects us to decide definitively what we want to do with our lives by the time we leave school, or university. But being a ‘Clear-Minded Creative’ doesn’t mean you know exactly what you’re doing. That wouldn’t be very interesting! It means you accept that you may never know – but that you keep trying […]