Why artists need to connect their work and home lives (and why doing so is a political act)

Sheila Chandra - Monday, June 19, 2017

Your physical energy, capacity to concentrate, peace of mind and emotional health are all resources that are essential to creative work. Are you cultivating yours?

 Read More

How being organized can make you a better friend…

Sheila Chandra - Thursday, June 15, 2017

Good friends aren’t just kind hearted – they’re well organized! Here’s the organizing secret to being a much better friend.

 Read More

Help! I’m creative, and I find being organized hard

Sheila Chandra - Monday, May 29, 2017

Not being organized in your professional creative career can cost you major opportunities. Find out how to make being organized a breeze!

 Read More

The creative reason why creative people need to be well organized

Sheila Chandra - Monday, May 15, 2017

Wouldn’t it be great if your creative workspace worked around you like a well-oiled machine. Well it can!

 Read More


Recent Posts


funding new year to do list fine art precious memories writing funding campaigns proposal writing well curated closet creative spark mornings clean desk childhood hobbies organise tortoise and hare hijacking creativity clear outs pop culture work/home life balance professional encouragement the void wardrobe work life under-confidence streamlining routines how to save time critical acclaim stay on top of email artistic conviction making decisions myth social media overwork guilty purchases business-speak housework much quicker vulnerability peacefulness tidiness in living spaces dynamic spaces being tripped up mess business slow and steady stop cluttering productivity goals clearing clutter good art work work priorities friends artistry tidy people exhaustion missed opportunities vocation emotional balance buying stardust hostile clutter nipping things in the bud temperament diagnosis living mess free anxiety clearing in short bursts proposals double standard brilliant creator imagination tidier efficient work patterns networking effectively creativity diary emotional support concentrated creative time friendships getting ready for work emotionally secure artist saving time professional mentors creative ambitions feeling creative nascent artists motivation inspiration stay tidy automatically well organized green room branding networking buy fewer clothes 2018 goals slim-line wardrobe warm down email overload elevator pitch creative magic celebrity endorsed products hotel room procrastination just in case inconvenience minimalists commitment cry good friend email appointments static spaces focus platform creative career car confident in clothes artist workspaces introverts card visualising social media networking artists absences storage much better friend brands loving your audience clutter addict creative organising peer-to-peer networks long-term artistic development staying in control great artists how to work efficiently bulk buy time clutter Sheila Chandra author tips for clearing creative wellbeing workspaces home care loss smart artists business-like clear desk business interface to creative businesses arrogance magic stardust working class culture artist mentoring ‘stories’ about your possessions cleaning your desk subconscious mind cupboard of shame artist goals collections network creative culture too many commitments multiple lifetimes great art tidy desk low maintenance strategies binge self promotion theft artist materials boredom clutter tension clearing quality clearing as you go organizing for creative people creative people creative person cleaning artist mentors jealousy email bankruptcy work trips successful artist buying hope creative career coaching lifetimes ‘creativity’ living clutter free partners normality creative identity copyright clarity of thought hoarding innocence career strategy working class artists trope good creative habits artist symptoms of creativity popular culture crowdfunding buying youth effortlessly tidy sheila chandra coaching options emotional resilience spree domestic life resentment culture nurturing creative work diary letting go parent pop music mature artists artistic chaos VIPs work efficiently chaotic compulsion tidy morning routines disorganization control why organise : clothes buying wealth feel like creatiing professional creative career home organising creative confidence creativity criteria for letting go of stuff grief nurture creativity touring wind down too busy low maintenance lazy fall of innocence how to be naturally tidy sacrifice being organized organisation home life stop hoarding stuff buying happiness display items creative commissions