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Getting Uncomfortable with Death and Creativity at The Departure

“Death has always been milling around in my practice.” I’m in the light-filled gorgeous studio space of Hayley West. Her beautiful making and showing space are within the new Mill complex in Castlemaine. A Central Victorian township that is affectionately known as North Northcote,” brimming with creative businesses operating with [...]

Communicate Well for Life in Business

“I don’t know how my siblings and I are all still alive!.” Cheryl Martin is well known in my community for being co-owner of the delicious and creative bakery & cafe, ‘The Good Loaf’. In February, she is transitioning to dedicate her time to her next entrepreneurial endeavor, ‘Communicate Well [...]

Double Up on Creativity

There are lots of other ways to get creative in life other than getting up early in the morning! My last blog post on getting creative was making time for creativity by biting the bullet and getting up early. Get creative with a creative buddy doesn’t involve the pain of [...]

What I have learnt from my kids online

Keeping an eye on my children's activities online takes up quite a bit of time and you need to be diligent. I am teaching them to be weary of social media.That it is OK to be offline some of the time. To be considerate of others on social media and [...]

The Sensitive Shutter

Content creation is about sharing story. On websites, social media, print and television. Great content means you are building meaningful relationships with your fans and clients as well as search engines. Stories can also create social and personal change. Let me explain more - I would like to introduce you [...]

Creative Edge

I regularly catch up with Neil. He is the director of La Trobe Art Institute, La Trobe University, Bendigo. Since his appointment to this role he has created some amazing links for art in Central Victoria, he is one of those people who really get play and business. "Creativity provides [...]

Creativity is Ideas

Last week via facebook I meet David Chisholm.  I was a little nervous when I rang his number to make a time, but any worry I had about contacting a festival director was soon washed away by his bubbly enthusiasm to make our meeting happen.  It made me think no [...]

Creative Instincts Grow Business

"Creativity works in business if you are an experienced creator and you can follow your creative instincts." Melissa Proposch is one of the founders of the amazingly successful arts magazine "Trouble". Luckily for me she is based in central Victoria and when we catch up I always feel renewed and [...]

Creativity is Networks

I love the words together "Bendigo Creative Business Network." Jenna Little is the heart & soul behind my home town Creative Business Network and also the Jlee’ brand. Jenna works full time, and in "after-hours" runs her amazing small business screen printing.  She is also a local leader supporting other [...]