I’ve always loved listening to music while I’m doing creative projects. Over the past few years, I’ve become a huge fan of podcasts about creativity, art, illustration and the business of doing all those things. I enjoy and appreciate the friendly voices and deep conversations that podcasts provide. I’m always on the lookout for new […]

By |2022-01-19T16:16:12+00:00January 16th, 2022|General Updates, Inspirations|Comments Off on MY TOP CREATIVITY PODCAST RECOMMENDATIONS

My Free Little Library Art Adventure

Teresa Flavin next to the free little library art she createdDuring lockdown in January 2021, a plastic drawer unit filled with books appeared outside a home in our neighbourhood. Its kind owner left a simple handwritten note on it: TAKE A BOOK, LEAVE A BOOK. This was […]

By |2023-02-08T12:04:52+00:00November 19th, 2021|Events, Inspirations, News|Comments Off on My Free Little Library Art Adventure

It’s New Year Resolution time again!

There is a slightly doom-laden quality to January 2nd. Not only do a lot of people go back to their daily routines after the holidays, but all the mass media images of tinsel, bubbly and celebration have already morphed into bright, hard-edged images of summer holidays, weight reduction and home improvement. After a couple of […]

Summer Highlights: Spring Fling in Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland

I know it’s September and we’re almost at the Autumn Equinox, but technically it is still summer. I’m holding onto that thought until 21:02 this Friday, the 22nd, when I finally have to let go of summer. It’s been a rich summer season, busy with work, school and holiday time. I’ve chosen few highlights to reflect […]

By |2017-09-23T16:01:06+00:00September 17th, 2017|Inspirations|Comments Off on Summer Highlights: Spring Fling in Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland

50 Word Spooky Story Winners!

I had an inspiring visit with Year 7 at St John Fisher Catholic High School in Harrogate last month and I set them a little challenge to write a 50 word story about a nearby spooky place. The prize for the top five entries was one of my Blackhope Enigma notebooks.

The students certainly rose to […]

By |2023-02-08T14:01:57+00:00February 13th, 2016|Inspirations|Comments Off on 50 Word Spooky Story Winners!

Gallery of Pupil Art!

Earlier this autumn I had the pleasure of visiting Belmont Grosvenor School in Harrogate and working with the pupils on creating stories and illustrations. Here’s a lovely article about the day. We had loads of fun making up crazy tales prompted by character and setting cards I brought along. Sometimes the best stories are […]

By |2023-02-08T14:02:13+00:00December 12th, 2015|Inspirations|Comments Off on Gallery of Pupil Art!
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