Year of Fun

The Year of Fun #33: Botanical Illustration Workshop

Last week I had the pleasure of attending a 3 hour workshop on Botanical Illustration with the Yurt Academy. Honestly I was a bit nervous before I went, partly because I’ve never attempted a formal illustration class, though I’ve done a fair amount of life drawing. Also, botanical illustration is no joke! If you can […]

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The Year of Fun #32: Host a Creative Meetup

I’ve been in two minds trying to decide what fun I could share with you this week – you might have noticed I missed last week’s fun update, and that was because I was away in Menorca (a small Balearic island) and had a pretty impossible wifi connection. So my debate was whether or not […]

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The Year of Fun #31: Take a Pottery Class

Oh boy was I excited for this one – and it came at just the right time. September has kind of kicked my ass back into action, after a summer where I really couldn’t do much more than be a sweaty, unproductive mess. Honestly I probably would have bailed on the day that the pottery […]

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The Year of Fun #30: Brighton Royal Pavilion

Brighton Pavilion is arguably the most stunning landmark in Brighton, and honestly quite underrated. I remember visiting Brighton a lot as a kid, long before I moved here, and never once went inside the exotic palace, I only ever wandered through the gardens. I admit I did finally go last year, but I’ve always meant […]

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CIP055: Kerstin Pressler

In this week’s episode of the Creative Introvert podcast I talk to Kerstin Pressler of Sparkling Creative. What we discussed: How Kerstin turned her painting into jewellery Owning your creative superpowers and using them to make a thriving business Finding creative ways to run a business The challenges introverts face How to deal with lack […]

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CIP053: Ben the Illustrator on Isolation + Illustration

In this week’s episode of the Creative Introvert podcast I talk to Ben O’Brien (aka Ben the Illustrator.) Ben likely needs no introduction especially if you’re a fellow illustrator – and even if you’re not – there’s a good chance you’ve seen his work, whether it was in the Guardian, GQ or for one of […]

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The Year of Fun #10: Go to a Museum

  If you read the title, you’ll know already that I did not uphold my planned fun activity this week which was to go to a car boot sale. Unfortunately the British springtime weather just didn’t seem appropriate for a wander around parked cars on the 9th floor of a car park. So I did […]

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CIP051: Joe Moran on Shyness

In this week’s episode of the Creative Introvert podcast I talk to Joe Moran, historian of the everyday, about his book on shyness, ‘Shrinking Violets.’ I was a bit surprised to find this is nothing like the self-help books I normally find myself reading, and more of a history/biography/celebration of shyness and I found myself […]

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The Year of Fun #8: Scratch Art

Nearly two months into the Year of Fun and as far as I’m concerned, this has definitely made what are normally pretty hellish months… actually quite fun. This week’s Fun activity was a callback to my childhood: Scratch Art. I didn’t have a name for this as a kiddo, but I do remember the confusion […]

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CIP049: Jessica Serran on Becoming An Artist

In this week’s episode of the Creative Introvert podcast I talk to Jessica Serran, Visual Artist and the leader of the Becoming Artist Movement. Born in Ontario, Canada, Jessica holds an MA in Transformative Art from JFK University and a BFA in Illustration from the College for Creative Studies in Detroit, MI. When not in her […]

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