This is a series of 13 talks (mostly between 10 and 30 mins) on how we should all be thriving creatives! Modern life isn't always conducive to making, imagining, expressing ourselves, living in harmony... so here are a set of inspiring guidelines around how we get over blocks and distractions, and get into the deep depths of our own unique creative flow.
However mysterious or labyrinthine the artist's path might seem from the outside, almost all aspects of the happy creative life are literally ridiculously simple to pursue: it's all about pleasure, fulfilment, and just doing it.
But there are multitudes of reasoning and logistics - things that we are all 'obligated' to do every day - that really get in the way of being profoundly creative - of really stepping into a powerful immersed creative practise.
Whether you're an artist, any kind of creative, or a human being who simply wants more depth and meaning, colour and expression in our life, this series will get you to think outside of any rut you might be stagnating in, and into a fresh new perspective on living artistically!
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Having grown up in a tiny mountain village on a Scottish island, I graduated from Glasgow School of Art in 1996 and Edinburgh College of Art in 2007. I've travelled extensively, lived barefoot and free, and explored various creative realms and fields of study, never compromising my deep vision of freeing human creative potential.
In general, I found the 'art world' highly corrupt, hierarchical, and an offense to real creativity, and so I mostly worked outwith conventional realms.
My colourful international career has involved a radical studio practise as well as visionary work transforming community and landscape and contributing to dialogue around transforming human consciousness. I also write passionately on politics, sacred underlying reality, and how we support shifts into more harmonious, healthy, cooperative and fulfilling rhythms of work and life.
I run a magical Arthouse in a previously-abandoned medieval quarter of an Italian hill town. I hold the keys to the city for having brought it to global attention, and several other awards for my art and spiritual values, projects and social entrepreneurship.
My art is in collections around the world, including a large body of work in Glasgow Women's Library.
See more on my website.