Coffee & Creativity,  Creatively Conscious,  Eco Friendly Lifestyle (low waste),  Whimsical Wellbeing

Coffee and Creativity – at my kitchen table

I’ve been working with visual artist Sarah for 7 months now. Sarah has invested in The Artist Boat programme.

The commitment to our work together is 10months.

Sarah and I have have had two coaching sessions, lots of emails and texts and she is working through Freedom Planning with an intent I set her around self promotion and visibility;

NAVIGATING THE SPACE TO SHARE

Sarah is a hugely talented artist, as creative as she is connected and always open to new ideas and ways to harness and expose creative energy.

I wanted to share Sarah’s intent of ‘navigating the space to share’ more widely as I feel it’s one we all need equal amounts of curiosity and balance around.

Putting our ideas ‘out there’ can feel incredibly vulnerable but offers such an instant way of receiving feedback from those connected to our work, a like, a double click or the tag of a friend can mean so much to a creative who is sharing.  The word of caution to ourselves is a creation that we have invested hours in can disappear in a split second, down a feed or away from someone’s attention but that does not make it unworthy.

I wholeheartedly encourage my clients to do the posting and running away from the screen dance when the time is right for them and as much as they want to do it!   Navigate it – there’s no science, well unless your trying to beat the instagram algorithm but let’s not go there today.

Sharing our ideas, thoughts, creative products with our audience is also choosing to share a part of who we are but it doesn’t have to be EVERYTHING we are… for more on my thoughts on this see ‘my home online’ post.

Thanks Sarah has for the gifts of chamomile and rhubarb for our edible garden too!

2 Comments

  • Sarah Riseborough

    I feel I’m much better able to use the digital space in am more discerning way. I’ve reflected on how I post, on how I communicate via message and email, and have valuable insights into how I work.
    I suppose digital culture has no imaginative limit on the potential for visibility or invisibility, in the same way, sometimes it appears very commercialised and anonymous, and at other times incredibly intimate or connecting.

    It has become a bit more playful for me, as helpful to understand that there are such things as algorithms and binaries, as it is to be aware of what I’m hoping for when I pitch up and contribute something to screen culture.

    My thinking develops and expands in writing, and through digital space, I’m much more able to identify how the writing process takes me through shifting positions of author and audience with more clarity.

    There does often feel like there’s risk when offering an idea more space. The other end of that is to hold a gesture back.
    What is this digital space we navigate? It feels good to anticipate that its state of limitlessness means a creative community can evolve through our our digital risk-taking, that acknowledges there are triggers and worse case scenarios, and these are not aspects of digital culture, but attributes of personal culture projected into the digital.

    • creativelyconscious

      I love that you understand ‘navigating the space to share’ into a place where a sliding scale of opportunity from risk taking presents itself alongside a cautious contemplation of digital self and voice… if we approach our digital work from a place of playfulness, creativity and trust it stands further back from upsetting the reality of our everyday! Cx

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