My creativity brought light into my darkness, hope into the bleakest of days
and energy back into my soul.
I can always find my practice and go there – just like home.
I know the power that creativity can have in your life
– whether it’s a regular practice or a place of escape.
My mission is to bring that power to you.
I want to inspire and help you cultivate the long-dormant seeds of creativity
into flourishing gardens, trees with strong roots, greenhouses bursting with fruit.
There is joy to be had in life that can only be unlocked through exploring our creative soul.
As children, we always had pens and pencils; we doodled; we played. Free of judgment, of expectation, of constraints.
But we begin to learn from a young age – and it’s reinforced through our education – to work with words. To express ourselves only in words.
To use words as a vehicle for a visual experience.
So, our visual experience is ignored, even extinguished, pushed out of us.
We lose the ability to see in an effort to describe.
I want to help you to see things differently.
To slow down and notice the impossible complexity of a spider's web across your window in winter. The play of shadows along the garden fence in the early Spring sun. The quiet observation of the feathers of a sparrow sat on the fence.
This is creativity.
Seeing. Observing. Noticing.
There are only so many words
and infinite things to see.
I want to help you find that joy again.
Use it for whatever means you need.
Whether that’s as a way to escape, a route to relaxation, your regular practice or a way to make a living.
“Creativity is contagious.
Pass it on.”
The day you plant the seeds
is not the day you eat the fruit,
you’ve got to keep going to keep growing.
~ Fabienne Fredrickson
My mission to pass on my creativity emerged from the soil and like wildflowers, through my own creative practice, I have grown in all of the places I never imagined.
My roots are strong and established,
nurtured and cultivated.
I am a very curious soul and love nothing more than falling down rabbit hole after rabbit hole, discovering new possibilities, theories, and aesthetics.
I am here to help you grow your own tree and begin to bear beautiful fruit and flowers.
Whether you are a sapling, with flexible trunks, open to ideas, but not quite ready to produce fruit or flowers; a mature tree, who is ready for a new life cycle, or you haven’t quite peaked in productivity; or a seedling just emerging from the ground, showing your first offering to the world; or perhaps you’re still germinating, looking for the right soil, wondering where you will plant.
You’re in the right place………
Here’s how we can work together
Look at what weeds are growing and blocking the light – diagnosing your creative blockers
Sweep aside the fallen leaves, allowing their energy to be passed into your roots – uncovering and getting rid of the stories you’ve been told about creativity – ‘I’m not creative,’ ‘you can’t draw,’ ‘creativity isn’t for people like me’
Look at what’s wilting and tend to it little by little to allow it to grow and bloom - decipher what you want to focus on and how you can nurture it day-to-day
Put down the stepping-stones – develop a plan to keep your creative practice going as part of your life, one step at a time
What this looks like:
One-hour call with me over Skype
Booked through my website
A synopsis of our discussion, with advice and actions to help you put our session into practice
An investment of £150
Together, we will:
Abby helped get me creatively unstuck. She walked me through some exercises to give me the foundations I needed to start being creative - something I have never thought came naturally to me. Now I have the tools and the know-how that I can apply that to my emails, website, and images. Weeks later I’m still creating images I’m proud of because of the foundations Abby helped me get right.
water feed and grow | prune, blossom and fruit
Together, we will:
Start with a one-hour creative pep talk to set out what you want our time together to focus on
Create a planting and growth plan – a plan to achieve your creative goal. Whether that is developing your creative practice; exploring your artistic potential, or looking at how to bring more creativity into your business or life
Find your roots - I will lead you to books, artists, creators, collections, places, historic references – all designed to help you understand and connect to the root of your creative interest
Begin to germinate - uncovering the why behind your creative interest and start to think about how to bring that to life
Fertilise the soil – looking at the right questions, in the right order to explore ideas deeply and surface what they could become
Establish your roots – understand your values and how to communicate those values through creativity
Get the soil under your nails – weaving your creativity into the fabric of your being
Enjoy the ebb and flow of the seasons – learning how to build creativity into your everyday life in a way that nourishes you
Tread this path at a pace that’s right for you.
Enjoy the rabbit holes, the meandering, the discovery of the journey, or motor along.
We can either take three or six months and will figure out
the timeline that works for you on a discovery call.
For three months, your investment is:
£950 in one payment or three installments of £325;
for six months, it is £1,800 in one payment or six installments of £325.
Fortnightly one-hour mentoring calls
Follow up after each of these with recording, notes, and action list
A weekly email check-in from me
Regular resources, help and worksheets
Accountability and guidance throughout
What is a discovery call
The purpose of our chat is for you to experience what it will be like to mentor you and for me to find out if I can help you achieve your creative goals.
£25.00 booking fee redeemable against either 3 months of 6 months mentoring packages booked within 30 days of the call.
WHAT IF I WANT TO DO 3 MONTHS AFTER OUR PEP TALK?
If you decide after our 1-hour chat that you would like to invest in
the 3-month program I will refund the pep talk fee from the final amount.
HOW SOON CAN I START?
I am currently taking bookings for March onwards!
ARE YOU A QUALIFIED MENTOR?
Yes, after my first degree in Fine Art I studied a PGCE in Post Compulsory education and have been teaching Art & Design for the last two decades.
I'M WORRIED ABOUT THE INVESTMENT?
I offer a payment plan to help you spread the cost and if you are thinking is now the right time then think about where you would like to be in your creative practice at the end of our time together. Having a goal that you really want to achieve will help you know whether this is the right decision for you.
If you have any other questions or worries, please feel free to email me.