The Lifelong Effort Of Trying To Find Your Own Style

When you look up a dictionary definition of the word ‘fashion’ it says “a popular or latest style of clothing, hair, decoration, or behaviour.” Whereas it defines the word style as “a distinctive appearance, typically determined by the principles according to which something is created”. For...

Training your brain to find inspiration

Stuck in a rut? Sometimes you reach a point where it feels as if all your creativity is spent up. Maybe you're out of fresh ideas or you're halfway through a project and itching to scrap it for something new, different and exciting. If this...

Is the magic of saying yes just another new age myth?

I’m sure at some point you’ve come across one of the many books or films where the main character makes themselves a promise to say YES to everything that happens to them for a month or a year. Danny Wallace’s brilliant book Yes Man notoriously...

Be You – Free Download

"If we have never been amazed by the very fact we exist, we are squandering the greatest fact of all" - Will Durant. You are truly unique. Whilst there are 7.35 million people in the world, there is one one you. Are you a product of...

Basquiat At The Barbican – A Powerful Experience

I’m not an art critic, or attempting to be one - let’s get this straight from the start. I believe art is a very personal experience, something that either resonates within you or not. One man’s Banksy is another man’s Botticelli, and so this account...

How to keep up with NaNoWriMo

A few weeks ago we had some technical difficulties in the Shores office. My ipad wouldn't connect to the wifi, so I tried the classic 'on and off' trick which usually solves all tech issues. Unfortunately, it didn't work. In fact, my tablet wouldn't switch...

Why are you so attached to temporary street art?

As people we understand we are constantly changing, both physically and metaphysically. The world around us shifts and evolves – buildings are knocked down and rebuilt, our city centres are in a permanent state of developmental flux, overall we welcome this. The seasons effortlessly shift...

Is instagram hiding your artwork?

Ever since Instagram changed the way they arrange content on the home feed, users have been noticing a decrease in follower interaction. In a matter of months, as the new algorithm rolled out, budding instagram artists complained that their uploads are now virtually invisible. Photos...

Don’t be afraid of someone stealing your ideas

When inspiration strikes and a new idea or a concept seems to magically float out of the ether and lodge itself inside of our brains, we tend to do either one of two things; we blurt it out carelessly to anyone and everyone who will...

The very best of Inktober 2017

Inktober is a social media movement that invites artists from all over the world to share a new piece of inkwork every day during October. Since 2009, Inktober has helped budding artists get to grips with paper and pen. It is a 31 day challenge...