Having your own space

I am one of the few consultants in my field (arts & culture/not for profit), who has their own website. I have love affairs with social media and then stop. I invest lots of time Tweeting and sharing links. I post lots of photos. And then stop.  I’ve had a lot of thoughts about Instagram, […]

Dabbling in hobbies

I’ve always had lots of things on the go and I am always attracted to learning something new. I’ve finally realised that it is ok for me to try things out and see if I like them, and I love doing ‘taster’ sessions of new skills and crafts. I may take them up for a […]

Soul of a nation

Visiting the Tate’s Soul of a Nation exhibition reminded me how important art is, how it has the power to show others how things are, highlighting what is happening, both positive and negative. This is an extremely well curated show, with the first rooms shocking in their intensity and the outright hatred and violence that […]

Photography in the community

I’ve been running a series of photography workshops across Thurrock, as part of the Thurrock Art Trail 2017, where I am a featured artist. I wrote a blog post for ThAT: During this project, funded by ACE, and culminating in an exhibition at the Thameside Theatre, as part of the 2017 Thurrock Art Trail, I […]

Are you sabotaging your creative work?

Are you self sabotaging your creative work by unrealistic, subconscious expectations? We had the committee meeting for my concert band last night, and the discussion turned to next year’s programme. We all talked through our thoughts about it and I said that I was worried because I have really struggled with this terms’ harder pieces. […]