Marion - otherwise known as Artmixter (Blog HERE) is in the process of writing a book based on her other 'career' - She is a Creative Coach. You can read more about her coaching HERE.
I was really lucky this afternoon to have a phone session with her!! You may remember that I have been wittering in my blog for months now that I have no focus/theme for my art work and I had lost my direction, my muse had gone missing somewhere and I generally am sinking into a non-creating depression.
The session with Marion has done me the power of good and I would like to recommend her to you all. I felt miserable before we started (I have been waking up crying for no reason recently) but by the end of our conversation and since I have been on such a high. That is one reason I am not going to bother with the second half of the studio tidying until another day. I have much more interesting stuff to do now!!
With carefully chosen questions Marion has made me not only realise that I DO have a THEME/FOCUS but I have done for many years without noticing!! My focus/theme is Recycling or as Marion suggested Re-purposing!!!! Whilst talking to Marion I had looked around my studio (which I have been tidying) and realised that virtually all the work I have done is recycled in some form or other - for example fabrics purchased from charity shops, newspapers, even the Cans I use!
After more discussions and questions from Marion things seem to be falling into place. She has given me some work to do - thinking, research etc to get me back into the creative flow. I also have a list of ideas which we briefly touched on to literally get me started again.
If you are stuck - you must get in touch with Marion and have a coaching session with her!
I don't want this to sound cheesy but I would like to thank Marion very much for this amazing turn round in my thinking. I am now off to write up my notes from our session.