Author: admin

Kickstarter 2019 calendar project

I’m still incredulous… it actually happened! I reached my funding goal of £500 – in fact I ended up raising a lot more than that. I am so grateful to everyone who supported me – I’m now busy fulfilling the orders and shipping everything off. Keep checking back at the URL below for updates! https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/gabrielleturner/the-ink-said-a-damn-good-calendar-for-2019

The Drawing Circus 2018

The Drawing Circus came to the Phoenix Studio on the 28th and 29th July 2018 and a great time was had by all! Photos courtesy of Mary Martin and me.

Drowning out the voices in your head

Working from home can be challenging. Working on different projects for different clients at the same time makes it even harder. How about squeezing in a call at 12.30? Sure, as long as I’ve sent off my May invoices and finished translating those terms and conditions by then. I’ll block out four hours in an…
Read more

Create something every day

Inspired by Stef Lewandowski’s site yesterday I decided to look into the ‘create something every day’ concept further. He talks about it first in this post about Mortigo – that clarity you get from a brush with death – and responding to it with creativity. After a short stay in hospital as a student, he…
Read more

Unsplash: free, zero licensed photos for all

Today I discovered Unsplash: 10 new photos every 10 days to help you make awesome stuff. “All photos published on Unsplash are licensed under Creative Commons Zero which means you can copy, modify, distribute and use the photos for free, including commercial purposes, without asking permission from or providing attribution to the photographer or Unsplash.”

Some second hand thoughts on side projects

This article on side projects from Medium.com popped up in the /r/entrepreneur subreddit today. It’s a rallying cry for doers-of-things-on-the-side with some really juicy examples and some honest reminders that, yes, it can be hard graft; dream big but get the work that keeps a roof over your head done first; and it’s OK to…
Read more

Just do it: launching a minimum viable product

Like many procrastinators I often fall into the trap of dreaming at the expense of doing. In 2016 I want to change that and DO more.  I’ve realised that it’s ok if it’s not very polished, or if it’s kind of broken. I can stay in the sandbox while I try and make it work…
Read more

Reflecting on 2015 and setting goals for 2016

I’ve been thinking a lot about the year ahead recently. As I’m out of the rhythm of formal target-setting and personal development that’s part and parcel of working in a regular job, I feel like I need to take some time to do a little target-setting and box-ticking. But for now, it’s not so much…
Read more