How To Manage Comparison & Keep Your Focus

Comparison in life is pretty inevitable. It feels even more prevalent on Instagram, where we see glimpses of other people’s lives and successful creative business ventures. Some comparisons can be positive and motivating, while others can leave us feeling discontent and invalid. Slipping into the comparison trap can feel really unpleasant. It conjures up uneasy

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Elderflower Picking and Reminiscing at Pendower

A few years ago, I went elderflower picking with my mum. This resulted in her making some delicious and refreshing homemade cordial. Every May to June, when elderflower’s in abundance in Cornwall, I promise myself I’ll do the same. I’ve obviously waited a few years for the idea to imbue because this is the first

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Watching The Sun Go Down On Lusty Glaze

A Bit About Lusty Glaze An evening this week saw me stretching my legs with a friend. We decided to watch the sun go down on Lusty Glaze beach, in Newquay. Aside from its fabulous, somewhat flirty name, Lusty Glaze is a relatively secluded cove, nestled between Tolcarne beach and Watergate Bay on Cornwall’s north

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The Many Benefits Of Daily Painting

I first heard of daily painting from Cornish artist, Andrew Tozer, when I attended his short course at the Newlyn School of Art. Leaving there with a new found enthusiasm for painting and a revived motivation to paint as much as possible, I read Daily Painting by Carol Marine. After that, I promised myself I’d try and

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