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

Weren’t all the great artists messy?

Sheila Chandra - Monday, July 10, 2017

Mess doesn’t have to be inspiration’s essential companion. Not all the great artists were messy. In fact most weren’t. Here’s how to separate the two.

 Read More

Cave-aged cheddar or Dairylea? You get the music culture you pay for…

Sheila Chandra - Monday, July 03, 2017

Why do we resent investing in artists’ long-term development and refuse to pay them properly? We’re funding a ‘throwaway’ culture… Here’s why...

 Read More

Why mentoring is essential for artists

Sheila Chandra - Monday, June 05, 2017

Nascent artists often do not recognize their capacity to be professional artists without the recognition of their peers. Who helped you at the start of your career?

 Read More


Recent Posts


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