creativity

Getting a bit philosophical
Getting crafty

Creativity for creativity’s sake

Creativity is important to me. Mega important. I get so much joy out of building something. Creativity gives you an end product; a tangible marker of your time, effort and emotion. I know that the traditional view of creativity is painting in a light filled studio, writing poetry in a moleskin journal at a wine bar or […]

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Blogging about blogging

Then came the blog

We interrupt the previously scheduled Paris post to bring you the February travel linkup, this time its all about the unexpected benefits of blogging. Now I could wax lyrical about the afternoon teas, the travel and the coffee, oh the coffee. But instead I bring you  my interpretation on the one truly unexpected benefit of blogging. […]

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The Runawaykiwi Empire

The amazing new edition of Fêted Magazine!

One of the writing projects I am involved in is Fêted Magazine, the second edition is out now and it blew my socks off. Sisters and creators of Fêted, Clare and Sarah, have really pulled out all the stops for the second time around and I am super proud to have my little part of it. This […]

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Getting crafty
Things to do in London
Uncategorized

Let me tell you about eight hours of creativity

Living in a London flat does not lend itself to creativity. You can’t normally hang things on the walls, there isn’t the space for big canvases and the close neighbours mean the jewellery hammers have to stay silent. But having reached the edge of the creativity cliff, I needed an outlet. London Jewellery School; enter […]

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Getting crafty
Happiness Project

The Happiness Project 2: Creativity

Hey team, time for my second Happiness Project update and this time my focus was on creativity. I have always liked painting but have had no opportunity for it since I moved to London. Previously I have done large scale abstracts in acrylic – there is no better way to express yourself then throwing paint on a […]

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Coffee and food

How to use a match to grow a pepper

These beautiful illustrations by Jason D’Aquino got me thinking about match books. What on earth is the point any more? The only places I can find that give them out are hipster clubs and quite bizarrely, hotels. The image of smoking is so bad now, that giving out a match book (and encouraging smoking) is just bad press […]

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