Masterclass in Organizing for Creative People

Sheila Chandra - Thursday, November 09, 2017

I gave a masterclass to workshop creative people's career issues at Foyles' flagship store in London in August. Find the link to it here...

 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


Recent Posts


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