10 foolproof ways to stop clutter in its tracks

Sheila Chandra - Thursday, October 26, 2017

With these 10 tips clutter just won’t stand a chance in your home.

 Read More

Why does popular culture depict creativity as ‘chaotic’?

Sheila Chandra - Thursday, October 19, 2017

Is chaos an inevitable result of being a brilliant creator? Or just a trope that popular culture’s invented? And what impact does that have on creative people themselves?

 Read More

7 ways to make your home low maintenance

Sheila Chandra - Thursday, October 12, 2017

Don’t spend any more time than you need to cleaning and tidying up. You’ll never get that time back. Here are 7 strategies for cutting down…

 Read More

How to write a proposal (or apply for funding)

Sheila Chandra - Thursday, October 05, 2017

Proposal writing is often one of the hardest things creative people have to do. Here's how to master writing proposals with 10 killer tips.

 Read More


Recent Posts


: clothes binge proposals low maintenance strategies buying youth tidy nurturing creative work elevator pitch nascent artists cupboard of shame great art storage just in case guilty purchases networking effectively work priorities platform critical acclaim home life options creative people successful artist jealousy under-confidence friendships wardrobe appointments feel like creatiing exhaustion work trips time clutter celebrity endorsed products creative career coaching why organise making decisions being organized myth email overload inconvenience buying wealth creative ambitions mornings subconscious mind working class artists friends normality clearing clutter vocation artist workspaces multiple lifetimes resentment stay tidy automatically chaotic clarity of thought static spaces proposal writing theft peacefulness emotional resilience visualising morning routines tension creative organising clutter cleaning work life collections work/home life balance commitment precious memories pop culture creative culture email bulk buy lifetimes cleaning your desk the void artist artist goals professional encouragement partners staying in control much better friend to do list innocence emotionally secure artist culture clearing in short bursts nurture creativity living clutter free fall of innocence brilliant creator confident in clothes social media networking social media symptoms of creativity how to be naturally tidy loving your audience minimalists tips for clearing stop hoarding stuff clutter addict career strategy boredom creative confidence professional mentors work efficiently buying hope funding well organized popular culture home care wind down vulnerability procrastination emotional support creative commissions tidy people working class culture how to save time emotional balance double standard how to work efficiently good friend disorganization efficient work patterns slim-line wardrobe writing funding campaigns mature artists hostile clutter streamlining routines artistic conviction childhood branding letting go email bankruptcy brands good art work feeling creative green room mess clearing as you go creativity diary creativity arrogance creative career hobbies dynamic spaces slow and steady productivity stay on top of email creative wellbeing missed opportunities artist mentors home organising tidier organise good creative habits stop cluttering getting ready for work saving time artistry criteria for letting go of stuff professional creative career creative spark low maintenance copyright Sheila Chandra author business-like self promotion ‘creativity’ artists touring parent overwork tidy desk temperament workspaces hijacking creativity control sheila chandra coaching artist mentoring display items motivation buying stardust too many commitments cry focus artistic chaos compulsion clearing card fine art organizing for creative people peer-to-peer networks organisation business-speak artist materials ‘stories’ about your possessions well curated closet housework much quicker clean desk clear desk tortoise and hare loss lazy car creative magic networking buying happiness pop music hoarding sacrifice crowdfunding great artists introverts inspiration 2018 goals hotel room creative person absences trope new year business goals tidiness in living spaces effortlessly tidy too busy stardust buy fewer clothes anxiety living mess free grief diary smart artists nipping things in the bud clear outs being tripped up diagnosis concentrated creative time warm down imagination long-term artistic development business interface to creative businesses VIPs domestic life network quality spree creative identity magic