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Why we should care about vegan art materials?

Why we should care about vegan art materials?

This interview was first published in Ethica Magazine  You've stopped eating all animal products, you only drink vegan-friendly booze, you'v...
Happiness is a mindset, or is it?

Happiness is a mindset, or is it?

It is International Day of Happiness today and I wanted to write something about creating happiness with creativity. So, basically, this is an exc...
Talking about Creativity and Motherhood

Talking about Creativity and Motherhood

Recently I recorded a podcast with Nicky Raby on her podcast talking about creativity, motherhood, and what drives me forward. As you can probably ...
10 Famous Dogs in Art: Celebrating Chinese Year of the Dog

10 Famous Dogs in Art: Celebrating Chinese Year of the Dog

Shin nee-an kwai le. That is Happy New Year in Mandarin. 2018 is the Chinese Year of the Dog.  The Chinese zodiac moves in a 12-year cycle, and t...
Love in Art: The 5 Best Artworks with Themes of Love

Love in Art: The 5 Best Artworks with Themes of Love

When we think of love, we often only think of romantic love. But love comes in all myriad shapes and forms, and here, on Valentine's Day, we celebr...
A case for STEAM: Creativity is Needed to Drive Innovation

A case for STEAM: Creativity is Needed to Drive Innovation

The Chancellor in the recent budget announced new investment in schools worth £177 million on maths and around £85 million on computing in...
Storytelling through Art: How to encourage it and why

Storytelling through Art: How to encourage it and why

Storytelling is great for stretching a child's imagination. It is National Storytelling Week from 27th January- 3rd February 2018 and we have been considering the relationship between art and storytelling. Here are top tips on how to encourage storytelling through Art, helping a child's cognitive and socioemotional development. 

 

Five ways to Create a Brighter Blue Monday

Five ways to Create a Brighter Blue Monday

You can create a brighter blue Monday and counter the effects of January Blues for yourself by engaging in some creative self-care. Self-care is all about making yourself a priority and doing whatever you need to do to be happy and healthy. Here are our top five creative tips for taking care of your mental health and well-being around this time of the year. 
Gift Guide #2: Creative Gifts for Creative Kids

Gift Guide #2: Creative Gifts for Creative Kids

If you want to spark or encourage creativity in a young person here are some of our personal favourites. There are several reasons why creativity s...
Top Tips to Have an Ethical Christmas

Top Tips to Have an Ethical Christmas

It's the season to be jolly. However, psychological research has shown that stress and anxiety are on the rise during the festive season. This is...
Let's Create Happy: Five Ways to incorporate Creativity into your Day

Let's Create Happy: Five Ways to incorporate Creativity into your Day

Mental health is something we still do not fully acknowledge, understand, or discuss. It is still something that we ignore, stigmatise and brush a...
Top Tips to Encourage Compassion in Children

Top Tips to Encourage Compassion in Children

Christmas can be a time of excess and mindless consumerism. There has been a lot of discussion recently on Mumsnet on how much to spend on childr...