10 Quotes to Inspire Courage

10 Quotes to Inspire Courage

Need a boost of courage and confidence? Sometimes a good quote is just the ticket! Here are 10 to inspire courage and confidence. 1. “It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are.” – E.E. Cummings 2. “Courage is the most important of all the virtues...
5 Ways to Be a Transformative Leader

5 Ways to Be a Transformative Leader

In a recent blog post on inspiration, I discussed the role that mentors can have on feeling inspired. As a creative person, it is also very likely that you will find yourself in the role of mentor too. In the words of established artist Gregory Amenoff “artists drive...
7 Things Inspired People Do

7 Things Inspired People Do

If you’ve been procrastinating, feeling overwhelmed or just plain blah, a heaping dose of inspiration is just what you need to get the creative juices flowing again. You know that amazing feeling of ‘anything is possible’ that makes you feel empowered? Research on...
A Boost of Brand Confidence

A Boost of Brand Confidence

You probably have an idea of what a brand is that is polished and tweaked into perfection. You might also think of a brand as something that is corporate or created to sell a product. I want to get you to stop thinking about a brand as something your create and start...
Blossom into a ‘Brand’

Blossom into a ‘Brand’

The word brand kind of bugs me. It has become a catch all for the essence of you, your voice, your aesthetic and your shared gifts. When I hear all of this summarized by the word brand it feels pretty blah. So let’s throw the word away and focus on the much bigger...
Make friends with social media

Make friends with social media

If you are anything like me, you might occasionally decide to go off-line from posting from time to time. It can feel daunting to pop back out in the world, especially if you tend to be introverted! Here are some social media truths that you can turn to if you...
PROJECT 108, 9 (29 269.35 days)

PROJECT 108, 9 (29 269.35 days)

Art IG, Germany, 59 packages of white printer paper (500 pages each for a total of 29 270 + pages), 2012. Text above read: In the white space of a blank page lies the unlimited potential for creation. The average German life spans 29,269.35 days. What will you create?...
PROJECT 108, 8  (white flag: surrender plain and simple)

PROJECT 108, 8 (white flag: surrender plain and simple)

Raising the white flag is only defeat of the ego and it happens when we are too weary to swim against the current. We resist it often and for as long as possible. The brightest lights always follow the darkest moments. In surrender we see that we are powerful beyond...
PROJECT 108, 1 (open heart for art meetings)

PROJECT 108, 1 (open heart for art meetings)

My art practice felt stagnant. There were creatives around, but we weren’t talking about creativity. ‘Non-artists’ seemed hungry for creativity too. I realized that life is a process constructed in each moment, through focus, imagination, creativity, and...
PROJECT 108, 2 (hopes and fears)

PROJECT 108, 2 (hopes and fears)

  Collections & Collaboration | Wed. Jul. 27 11 am 2011 | Other Gallery, Glyde Hall The Banff Centre www.banffcentre.ca/event/5475/lunch-truck.mvc?d=2011-07-27+11:00 Instructions: Acknowledge some hopes and fears to yourself. With a pencil, mark one envelope...