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3 Ways To Channel Your Inner Fangirl & Why You Should // Video

Hey awesome you! How are you? Let me tell you, it's so great to have you here and I really hope that you enjoy this video I made for the Fangirl in you and me. However, this is not only a video on a topic that is important to me, but also a little teaser for my upcoming gift to you: A 5 day video series for creatives struggling with doubt and low self-esteem. If you sign up for my newsletter until the 11th of April 2017, you can snag my current gift - a guided meditation + free illustration - before I remove it to make space for my new gift.  When we look at the OED definition of the term "Fangirl", we...

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SPRING REMINDER: BE GENTLE WITH YOURSELF | #TAKEMEHOMETHURSDAY // ART

s you might have gathered from my recent update, I’m very much aware of spring erupting all around me right now and the changes it naturally brings with it. There is an excitement in everything and everyone; spring is abuzz with barely restrained energy. It’s like a horse impatiently pawing the ground in anticipation of a race. And that’s where my newest piece of artwork ties in. May I present to you my newest piece:  “Earrach (Spring)” (2017). [caption id="attachment_10083" align="aligncenter" width="656"] "Earrach (Spring)" (2017), by Cat De Pillar. If this piece and her message resonate with you, why not buy a print and taker her home? [/caption] All in all, I am astonished by how peaceful this illustration turned out, considering the amount of BBC...

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Focusing On Art & Finding My Own Path // Full Moon Update

Hey there party people, I hope you're ready for an update! I know it's been a while, but I am back + I've made this fancy-schmancy video, where I tell you a little about what has been going on in my world. I know that it says "Full Moon Update" while the full moon has been gone for so long that it's almost the full moon again - BUT - I explain why in the video. Before I bore you, let me tell you who might find this update interesting: Creatives who struggle with "being productive" and who feel pressured to create under a schedule and according to "best practice" systems. Artists who secretly believe that art is not "real" work (oh, the...

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Welcome “you, who so well know the nature of my soul,” as Edgar Allen Poe once wrote - you cannot imagine how honoured and humbled I am to receive you here [no need to worry, I don't serve Amontillado...

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Mindfulness: 3 Self-Love Benefits + 1 for Creatives // Video

If you’ve ever rolled your eyes because yet another magazine/ blog/ friend has told you about how they love the benefits of their minfulness practice – and all you can think about is how useless it is, even though you’ve never actually tried it – then this video is for you! *yay

I, like you, never believed that being mindful could make a change in my life, and, as the instant gratification kind of gal I am, I never bothered to stick around long enough to find out – until I did.

The Good Enough Creative

A lot of us have internalised beliefs that keep us miserable + secretly thinking that our emotional suffering is a necessary [and even romantic] part of the creative process.

It took me too long to realise how wrong this is, and it's why I've created this video series for you:

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The First Rule Of Sub Rosa? Confessions Made Under The Rose Stay Under the Rose | On Becoming A Rose of Tralee

Sub Rosa_Confessions Under The Rose Stay Under The Rose

“She was lovely and fair as the rose of the summer, yet ’twas not her beauty alone that won me;

Oh no, ’twas the truth in her eyes ever dawning,that made me love Mary, the Rose of Tralee”

 – Edward Mordaunt Spencer / William Pembroke Mulchinock

As I imagine the scraping sound of a quill and the bleeding of heart and ink onto parchment, I wonder what truth it was that could have inspired William Pemproke Mulchinock to write his famous Irish ballad.

What truth or secret was it that lay behind Mary’s eyes and immortalised her as the Rose of Tralee?

With the first round of the Rose of Tralee festival coming up, I have thought a lot about this question and enjoyed some time researching the properties and the symbolic meanings of roses. [as you do]

I also realised that I nearly fell into the trap of a thought process that contemporary society is hard-wiring us to have.

The Good Enough Creative

A lot of us have internalised beliefs that keep us miserable + secretly thinking that our emotional suffering is a necessary [and even romantic] part of the creative process.

It took me too long to realise how wrong this is, and it's why I've created this video series for you:

Enter your email address to receive my 5-Day video series via e-mail, and save yourself the grief of learning these lessons the hard way.

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