It’s been a few months since my last blog and I’m happy to say that I’m keeping with and loving coaching as part of my professional life.
Not only is it incredibly satisfying. There’s a real purpose behind each and every session. In fact, behind each and every word that’s said.
I’ve just come back from a holiday in St Ives and decided not to go to any art galleries. Yes that does sound strange being an artist but I wanted to have a completely fresh break. Since Summer I’ve realised I’ve needed some time out, both physically feeling run-down and mentally not having much left in the tank and wanting to re-evaluate who I am as an artist.
It’s interesting that while I coach other artists and creative folk, similar questions in different guises pop-up about art (or their creative practise) and what it is they’re trying to create or be as a person. This triggers questions in myself too. So by coaching other people it has also coincidentally pushed myself and my own practise forward.
Ultimately I’ve found it’s about being honest with yourself and what’s important to you. What are you truly passionate and excited about. What gets you up in the morning with a smile!
P.S. I’m also running an intensive 3 hour workshop for artists with Dot-Art in Liverpool this November and there’s more information in the Events section :)