Let's spend a year together taking small creative steps (and learning to live a gentle life!)
Would you like to spend the next twelve months with me taking small creative steps, building your creative life and learning to live a gentler life?
I’ve set up the Creative Circle for people who crave companionship and support on their creative journey and who know it’s possible (but might not quite know how) to live a gentler life.
Based around my own daily creative practice of setting a timer each day and settling down to twenty minutes of creative work, the Creative Circle offers encouragement, companionship and support to a small number of people.
We meet regularly in a secret Facebook group, plan our weeks, work alongside each other and practice living gently. Every week we let each other know how we’ve got on and I offer advice and encouragement to help members keep getting better at living the lives they want to live.
Twelve months of hugs!
Being a member of the Creative Circle is like lining up a year’s worth of hugs!
Living a creative life isn’t always easy and can sometimes feel lonely. The Creative Circle is a safe place to explore your creativity and build the life you want.
Members currently include established artists and writers, people running (or starting) creative businesses as well as people taking their first creative steps.
What we all have in common is a willingness to build the lives we want step by step and the wish to learn to be gentle with ourselves along the way.Join the invite list
Create gently together
What I offer in the Creative Circle:
A gentle structure for you to build your creative life around.
Weekly planning and reflection.
Three group sessions a week (join me in my studio and set your timer for twenty minutes).
Advice and encouragement to help you live gently and thrive creatively.
Frequently asked questions:
Is the Creative Circle for me?
The Creative Circle isn’t for everyone, but might just be perfect for you. If you’re someone who wants to focus on building or developing your creative life over the next twelve months and would like my help to do so, then the circle could be just what you’re looking for.
If you also crave to live a gentler and simpler life, then you get double points and I’m extra sure we’ll work well together!
I’m a new artist/writer/poet/(insert your chosen art here) is this for me?
Yes! The circle already contains a broad mix of creative souls from fledgelings to established working artist. What links us is the desire to work in gentle steps to build and develop our creative lives. If that’s you too, we’d love to have you join us.
I live in (add your country here!) will I still be able to attend the live sessions?
Yes, the live sessions are open to everyone. We meet both at 9.00 am UK time and 4.00 pm UK time, three times a week for each time. You can check what time that would be for you here.
If you can’t make the live sessions because of your schedule (or because you’re tucked up in bed!) there are recordings of each session available after they have gone out live.
Why are places limited?
I’m growing the Creative Circle slowly, both to keep the group comfortable for members, but also to keep the workload manageable for me.
Currently, there are around fifty people in the circle and I aim to open a few new places every couple of months. It is unlikely that the group will ever have more than 100 members. If you would like to be one of them, join the invite list today.
Do I need a Facebook account to join?
No, but you will need one if you’d like to join our secret group which runs on Facebook. You can watch or join our live work sessions either via Facebook or YouTube (and I’m currently experimenting with hosting one set of the sessions on my website).
How do the live sessions work?
I host two sets of three live sessions a week. Circle members can either watch or join in live or watch a recording after each session has finished. The sessions are broadcast live on Sundays, Wednesdays and Fridays at both 9.00 am and 4.00 pm UK time. You can check the times in your time zone here.
All the necessary links to watch and join the sessions are posted in our Facebook group and can also be emailed to you if you would like.
You will also need a Google account if you’d like to join the Hangouts (but not if you just want to watch).
What happens at the end of my year’s membership?
Membership of the Creative Circle is for one year and doesn’t renew automatically. Just before your year is up I’ll ask you if you’d like to renew for another year. If you would like to it would, of course, be lovely to have you stay, but if it’s time for to move on we’ll quite understand and your place can be offered to someone else.
Can I pay in US Dollars, Euros, etc?
Yes. Your currency is automatically converted when you check out using either a credit card or Paypal. You can check the current exchange rate for your currency here.