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HOW TO SUSTAIN CURIOSITY, INSPIRATION AND MOTIVATION AS AN ARTIST

HOW TO SUSTAIN CURIOSITY, INSPIRATION AND MOTIVATION AS AN ARTIST

Starting a creative art business is hard. I’m sure starting any business is tougher than people expect. Staying curious, inspired and motivated is essential to keep moving forward.

Combining a love of creativity with wanting to share awareness of animal and wildlife rescue worldwide, drives me on. But there have been times when I have felt so challenged.

Hours of energy and devotion go in, with no guaranteed results. The building blocks take time. Sometimes things flow, other times it’s a struggle. And creating can be a lonely process, unless you are surrounded by a creative community.

SONIC THE HEDGEHOG

SONIC THE HEDGEHOG

Hedgehogs are a delight to see. So rarely do we spot them wandering about in the garden, looking for food. There has been a noticeable decline in hedgehog sightings in the UK. But, some places are taking care of rescue hedgehogs and encouraging the protection of their habitat.

Meet Sonic. He is a young hedgehog, brought in to Prickly Ball Farm from South Devon. Many hedgehogs are found with injuries due to garden strimmers and mowers. It’s important to garden mindfully and keep an eye out for wildlife that might be living in your garden.

AN EVENING WITH LEVISON WOOD

AN EVENING WITH LEVISON WOOD

Levison Wood is a British writer, explorer and photographer. Last night, I ventured to the Hall for Cornwall – fighting against the ‘Beast from the East’ snowstorm, to experience an evening with Levison Wood and his good friend Alberto Caceres. Levison gave a talk about travel and why we put ourselves through the trials and tribulations of adventure. He shared video clips from his journeys around the world, and comical tales from his many encounters with the people he met along the way. Levison discussed the DRD4-7r gene, nicknamed the “wanderlust gene,” because of its link with increased levels of impatience and curiosity.

AN EVENING WITH BRUCE PARRY

AN EVENING WITH BRUCE PARRY

Last night was spent with Bruce Parry, at The Eden Project. He was showing his new film, Tawai. Bruce has spent years working on this project, hoping to reach our hearts with this story. This film is no comparison to his TV shows on the BBC. I’ve watched Bruce Parry for years, and love what he has brought to the screen. But this film was an entirely new experience – one I felt a deep connection to.

Upon arrival, guests were gathered in the canopy of the rainforest biome. We were treated with canapes made from jungle food – and donuts.

JANE GOODALL IS AN INSPIRATION

JANE GOODALL IS AN INSPIRATION

We are living in pressing times. Not a day goes by when I don’t hear about global issues regarding fighting, poverty and the environment. It’s so easy to learn and gain information in the current day. We have technology and the internet at our fingertips. We are no longer able to do things without knowing the effects of our actions. This means we are able to make conscious decisions in our everyday lives which will have a huge impact on the rest of the world.