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🌹 🎶 Happy New Year - Finding Your Voice in 2022! 🎶🌹 

 

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🌹 🎶 Happy New Year - Finding Your Voice in 2022! 🎶🌹
Hoping you had a safe, peaceful ride through the festive season
As the first days of 2022 upload, I've been enjoying the buzz of new year renewal whilst also feeling like a big snoozy hibernating momma bear.
There's plenty cooking in the singing pot for 2022 which I'm looking forward to sharing with you - how about you - what's cooking in your creative pot ....?

🌹 🎶 Finding Your Voice - ???s for 2022 🎶🌹 

1. What are my dreams for my vocal/ creative expression?
(including the secret ones nobody knows about but I'd love to see happen)

2. If I feel I've lost connection with my voice, where did I leave it? -
where and why in my story did it get lost 
and what support do I need to reclaim it?

3. What do I need to let go of to make my dreams happen?
(eg fears, doubts, procrastination, habits and situations that no longer serve)

4. What do I need to amplify to make my dreams happen?
(eg enthusiasm, love, dedication, new routines and environments)

5. What practical steps do I need to take and what can I start now?
(eg joining a supportive group, learning a skill)


A Few Fun Resources For 2022
For whether you're still in hibernation or feeling ready to take on the world
Leonie Dawson - Goal Getter Workbooks
Positive News - What went right in 2021
Sweet Harmony - BBC Sounds - "So harmonising is not about being less than you are, it's about all of you becoming more, through that act of listening"
Some lovely reflections on harmony singing from Matthew Syed
The Book of Joy - pearls of joyful wisdom from great laughing friends and teachers HH Dalai Lama & the late great Archbishop Desmond Tutu.

🌹🎶  New Podcast -
Finding Your Digital Voice in 2022 
 🎶🌹
What did you do today to make you feel proud!  (Heather Small)
Guaranteed to inspire, motivate and get you singing the latest Vocal Revolution Podcast is a big burst of yellow energy and enthusiasm from Digital Visibility Specialists, Emily & Alan Braithwaite, Yellow Tuxedo. Over the pandemic, I was blessed to join their big yellow family of entrepreneurs sharing the challenges of taking our businesses online at the Yellow Tuxedo Digital Circus
So it was such a delight to talk to founders Emily and Alan on my podcast about how we find our voices in the digital world.

🌹🎶  WHAT IS DIGITAL VISIBILITY?🎶🌹
Finding your voice ... giving yourself a platform so that voice can be heard... so people can find you... - Emily Braithwaite
Alan and Emily are driven by a desire to help amazing businesses be found by as many people as possible. They provide both practical, jargon-free how-to training and support with soft skills (overcoming imposter syndrome, camera shyness etc) to help businesses master their digital visibility.  With a background in working for major brands and organisations, they've helped small in-person businesses go global, whilst still staying true to their values.

🌹🎶  JUST START 🎶🌹
Perfect does not exist... Emily Braithwaite
In the podcast Emily and Alan talk through the understandable blocks and challenges that come up around becoming more visible online - including overwhelm, lack of know-how and that killer of creativity, perfectionism.  They advocate getting started by setting clear goals and working towards them with baby steps, practising with soft audiences whilst building confidence. 

🌹🎶 SHARING YOUR ADVENTURE  🎶🌹
Fundamentally it's about making people happy - Alan Braithwaite
Buzzing with contagious enthusiasm, Alan and Emily model what it is to make business an adventure and build a rich community of customers, followers, advocates, friends, family.  Seeing exciting possibilities for warm connections, conversations and exchanges they empower each person to be their own USP (Unique Selling Point) and share their gifts in the world authentically. 
More happy, fulfilled people helping other people with their services
= more happiness for everyone! Yay!

Do enjoy the full episode on the video above or listen on Apple Podcasts
and do share your thoughts and yellow lightbulb moments in the comments!

Sending bright yellow vibes and bouquets of roses to start your New Year with joy, happiness and peace!

Be well, be safe, breathe deep, sing loudly 

🌹 🎶   BIG THANKYOU! 🎶🌹
For staying tuned and singing your song!
Much good singing vibes!

katie@therosewindow.org
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🌹 🎶 Creative Coaching
What creative dreams do you want to birth in 2022?
Do you have an unfinished book in a drawer?
Or an unsung song in your heart?

Whether it's helping seed those important first beginnings, to helping with the harvest or getting out from a barren patch, wherever you are in your creative cycle, coaching helps us till the soil in a safe, supportive space so we can flourish.
find out more
Swallow Chorus - Utagawa Hiroshige III
🌹 🎶 New Year Singing Calendar  🎶🌹
Ready to sing and shine? - Drop me a line!

🌹 🎶Welcome Choir 🎶🌹
Thursdays 7-8.30pm at St John the Evangelist, SE19 2RX
Back from Jan 13th

🌹 🎶Breathe Harmonix NHS Choir 🎶🌹
Honoured to be collaborating with Mike King & Breathe Arts 

🌹 🎶 Carers Support Centre Choir 🎶🌹
Weds 10.30-11.45am, Carers Support Centre,
24 George Street, Croydon, CR01PG 

Twice a month, from Jan 12th

🌹 🎶 Caterham Community Choir 🎶🌹
Tuesdays 7-9pm, de Stafford School, Burntwood Lane, CR3 5YX
Back from January 4th

🌹 🎶 HeartSong 🎶🌹
Holwell Village Hall, Pirton Lane, SG5 3SS
Bi-monthly New Year Singing from Jan 28th

🌹 🎶 Heart & Lung Songs 🎶🌹
Hybrid Sessions @ Tooting Works from Jan 6th
At the moment we are not able to take new members

🌹 🎶 St Christopher's Hospice Choir 🎶🌹
Delighted to be leading the relaunch of the choir from 12th January
https://www.stchristophers.org.uk/timetable/event/st-christophers-choir/

For You: Singing Christmas Card + Festive Hibernation Kit from Katie Rose 🌹🎶 

 

A Year in Song 2021
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🌹 🎶 For You: Singing Christmas Card
+ Festive Hibernation Kit from Katie Rose xxx
  🎶🌹

From me to you:  this year's Singing Christmas Card (above)
comes with huge thanks to everyone who has sung with me over this wild ride of a year.  It's been amazing to see the power of song in action, indoors, outdoors, on zoom, lifting spirits and bringing respite.
THANKYOU for shining your big singing light in the world.



🌹🎶  Festive Hibernation Kit  🎶🌹
Only two sleeps to go until Santa comes and I am madly overexcited and also merrily exhausted by the mad pandemic festive sleigh ride.
I'm looking forward to spending precious times with my special peeps and enjoying some down time.  Taking a lead from Baloo the Bear, here's some thoughts on how we can use festive hibernation for self-care, renewing ourselves for 2022.

🌹🎶  GROUNDING GRATITUDE 🎶🌹
Look for the bare necessities, The simple bare necessities
Forget about your worries and your strife...

As every bear knows, appreciating the bare necessities is one of Mother Nature's recipes for allowing life's goodness to shine through.  Celebrating everyday beauty - bright frosty mornings, dew drops hanging in spiders webs - connects us with the amazing miracle that is life itself, powering through the cells of our amazing bodies.   We can nurture a vital sense of physical wellbeing by moving in joyful ways, spending time in nature, nourishing ourselves with wholesome food, boosting our immunity with Vitamin D, Echinacea and blasting out the winter nasties with turmeric, ginger, garlic, cayenne, lemon and honey.
 To work off the Christmas Pudding, why not sing along and do all the actions to the 12 Days of Christmas!?!

🌹🎶  MINDFULNESS 🎶🌹
You're working too hard, And don't spend your time lookin' around
For something you want that can't be found..

Taking the time just to hang out in the present, bear style, is relieving for our busy minds.  Being discerning about what we feed our minds is good self-care - we can be selective about our media engagement and tune in to positive, inspiring content helps us learn and grow. Hibernation is a great time to dig into our favourite podcasts, books, films and music.
Thanks to my amazing guests, there's a treasure trove of wisdom available on the Vocal Revolution Podcast - listen on Apple Podcasts.or watch on Youtube.

🌹🎶 EXPRESSION  🎶🌹
So just try and relax, yeah cool it... Fall apart in my backyard...
The spiritual teacher Ram Dass once said 'if you think you're enlightened, spend a week with your family.'  Families are complex and can sometimes push all our buttons, all at once! When our Christmas spirit has been stretched to the max, it's important to build in safety valves to blow off steam - whether that's a power walk/ run/ dance, loud sing in the shower or a good vent in a journal/ to a trusted friend.
If you need a safe space to process and reclaim/ redirect your creativity in 2022 do drop me a line to book a free 20 minute coaching consultation.

🌹🎶  SHINING THROUGH STILLNESS 🎶🌹
Wherever I wander, wherever I roam, I couldn't be fonder of my big home 
The bees are buzzin' in the tree, To make some honey just for me..

So many midwinter festivals - Hannukkah, Christmas, Yule, Solstice, Diwali - encourage us to find light in the darkness.   Challenging times can require focussed contemplation to alchemise the gold from chaos.  Stilling and slowing down offers vital rest, respite and space for new ideas, dreams, visions and solutions to pop up.  Hunkering down in hibernation allows us to come home to ourselves and find the honey that bears love!

Wishing you and yours a safe, joyful, peaceful, restful festive season

Be well, be safe, breathe deep, sing loudly 

🌹 🎶   BIG THANKYOU! 🎶🌹
For staying tuned and singing your song!
Much good singing vibes!

katie@therosewindow.org
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🌹 🎶 New Year Singing Calendar  🎶🌹
Is it one of your new years resolution to start singing? - Drop me a line!

🌹 🎶Welcome Choir 🎶🌹
Thursdays 7-8.30pm at St John the Evangelist, SE19 2RX
Back from Jan 13th

🌹 🎶Breathe Harmonix NHS Choir 🎶🌹
Honoured to be collaborating with Mike King & Breathe Arts 
Mike's Concert is postponed until Spring.

🌹 🎶 Carers Support Centre Choir 🎶🌹
Weds 10.30-11.45am, Carers Support Centre,
24 George Street, Croydon, CR01PG 

Twice a month, from Jan 12th

🌹 🎶 Caterham Community Choir 🎶🌹
Tuesdays 7-9pm, de Stafford School, Burntwood Lane, CR3 5YX
Back from January 4th

🌹 🎶 HeartSong 🎶🌹
Holwell Village Hall, Pirton Lane, SG5 3SS
Bi-monthly New Year Singing from Jan 28th

🌹 🎶 Heart & Lung Songs 🎶🌹
Hybrid Sessions @ Tooting Works from Jan 6th
At the moment we are not able to take new members

 
🌹 🎶 Creative Coaching
Gift yourself and your loved ones the joy, power and magic of creativity this festive season. 

Bespoke 121 coaching sessions to help you transform dreams into reality, inhibition into inspiration and colly-wobbles into courageous creativity!  - find out more
“Katie is an inspirational teacher. Her warmth, encouragement and friendly support enabled me to overcome my fears, "find my voice" and enjoy singing. After just a few lessons, I now have the confidence to join a community choir.” — Cath

🌹 🎶 Building Creative Resilience 

Building Creative Resilience
Are you, like me, perpetually curious about creativity? During a fascinating chat with Steph Turner and Ashley Evenson on their Curious About Creativity Podcast, the theme of creative resilience emerged, inspiring me to write this blog.

There are many potential challenges and barriers to staying connected to our creative selves and following our creative path.  The good news is that we can develop inner and outer support systems, catalyse challenges and build creative resilience.


​​1. Inner Support

We all come into the world innately curious, playful and creative.  As we mature, however, socialization can impact our sense of our creative agency.  For example, we may have been told that being creative is not a proper job, or that big boys don’t cry and do expressive things like dancing. We internalize many of these messages as the voice of our inner critic, which can oppress our creative voice, especially when it appears we are breaking received messages or social norms. 

So finding our creative voice can involve the inner work of excavation and liberation from limiting conditioning - examining the messages we received and consciously deciding whether we wish to continue running these narratives or change things up.  We can commit to listening to our creative voice and championing our own creativity, come what may.

This foundational work may not be easy but it brings so many rewards – including the empowerment to live a fulfilling, creative life.


​​2. Creative Community

Our creative voice flourishes when accompanied by close connections with those who will encourage, inspire and share our creative pathway.  The more we value our creativity, the more people we will attract who value our creativity.  This can include mentors, friends, collaborators, masterminds and networks of those we trust to be positive, constructive and support of our creative endeavours.  Discernment is key – it’s imperative that we protect ourselves from those who are undermining, draining, exploitative or oppressive of our creativity.  Nurturing our creative community is a organic ongoing process, so our networks and circles change as we grow, and we can celebrate the fruits and attend to the lessons of our collaborations along the way.


​​3. Building Creative Habits

​​In his book Atomic Habits, James Clear shares that one of the most powerful ways to change habits is to shift our identity.  When we identify ourselves as creative, we start building habits to ensure we practice and safeguard our art.  Whether that’s switching off the phone whilst practising an instrument, deciding to hire a studio space to work undistracted or making daily space in our schedule for creativity.  He also advocates creating an environment that supports positive habits – for example, if you want to set up a habit of flossing, leave the floss by your toothbrush.  Similarly, in Organising your Creative Career, Sheila Chandra advocates having creative workstations for the different aspects of a creative life, so you can set yourself up for success. 



















4. Stay Tuned to Deeper Values

Underpinning our big WHY- i.e. why we make our art and how it serves our audience – are our core values.  These are our cornerstones, that keep us grounded and on track.  For example, if you love bringing people together in your area for events, one of your values might be community.  If you are a trapeze artist, it might be freedom (to fly!)  Coming back to our values regularly helps us stay tuned and prioritise what is most important to us.


5. Catalyzing Challenges Creatively

We’ve all had moments of being deeply touched by a piece of music, art or film. Creativity is a transformative process, which can powerfully liberate energy – whether that’s moving our e-motions or shifting our mindset.    So when things are coming up, as they inevitably do in any creative process, it can often be a positive sign, even if it doesn’t feel like it – there may be an important lesson or wisdom to alchemise.  In my creative practice, I daily witness how singing can support people facing major life challenges including bereavement, illness and caring for a loved one.  The creative process catalyzes personal and professional growth and builds creative muscle as we work through challenges.

6. Play and Connect with Magic Every Day

Creativity brings a little magic to life – emerging seemingly from left field, it can be quirky, eccentric, inspiring, surreal, dreamlike – offering us an invitation to step into another perspective from our day-to-day reality.   So just as our ancient ancestors devised ways to commune with the Muse, we need to set up windows of opportunity for creativity to come and visit.  We can set up comforting creative rituals – such as a daily walk  - and leave space for spontaneous risk-taking - taking a detour from our usual route home to see different sights. We need to be open, curious and willing to follow the prompts that arrive on the wings of dreams and butterflies.    

Connecting to creativity builds resilience and inspires us to help make our world more magical, beautiful and joyful for everyone.

Over to You:

  • What helps you stay tuned to your creativity and build a resilient practice?

  • For more fascinating discussions about creativity, tune into Curious about Creativity Podcast 

  • Stay tuned with my monthly newsletter, packed full of music, insight, poetry and podcasts about vocal creativity.







Soft diplomacy 🌹🎶 

 

Dear Friend

We are going into the dark times my friends -
The leaves fall in crumpled carpets at our feet,
The light dwindles,
As the year burns to a glowing ember.
We can create magic in the dark times my friends -
Each one of us a light on the gossamer web of life,
We kindle sparks
As life burns slow, dark and deep.


🌹 🎶November News  🎶🌹
Lots of seasonal singing to make long nights sparkle this month:

Soft Diplomacy - how can music melt conflict? - reflections from
Vocal Revolution Podcast Episode 13: Voicing Change with Wallee McDonnell

* Creative Coaching -  Ita O'Brien - Intimacy on Set Founder & Lead Intimacy Coordinator shares her creative coaching journey.

* Writing/ Interview -  what are your seasons and stages of creativity? -
I was honoured to be a guest on Anna Sayburn Lane's Creative Year Conversations which inspired me to write a Blog Mapping Your Creative Process

PLUS... How can we harness the power of HOPE? -
the latest edition Turning Point Magazine is out now!

* Carol Corner - Choir Christmas Calendar 

Sing the Change - write to your MP to protect our wonderful world

🌹🎶Soft Diplomacy🎶🌹 
"You walk out and your heart's a bit more open"
In the latest episode of Vocal Revolution, Wallee McDonnell of Celebrate Life Events
reflects on how music can bring people together across conflict and shares an invitation to The Power to Change documentary, which premieres at The Ritzy Cinema, Brixton on 10th November.

"inside of everyone is art... a lid needs to be lifted off and encouraged."
- Wallee McDonnell

Drawing on many years working in music and social justice settings including Amnesty, Refugee Council, Skyros and St Ethelburga's Centre for Peace and Reconciliation, Wallee shares many inspiring stories of how music can touch and draw out a deeper connection within us.  He reminds us that it is a matter of the heart to stay connected to our shared humanity and that through the arts we can soothe loneliness, soften barriers and lift the lid on hidden talents.

An antenna pops up and says "I'm happy!"
- Wallee McDonnell

Wallee gives us a sneak preview of the documentary The Power to Change which follows the journey of four Londoners who, faced with tremendous challenges, find the strength to make new choices and rebuild their lives. Celebrating the value of life and the power to choose happiness over revenge, violence, and heartbreak, the documentary sounds incredibly inspiring and I can't wait to see it. 
What did your antenna pick up?
We'd love to hear your thoughts on this rich discussion
- do drop us a comment, email or review on Apple Podcasts.

🌹 🎶   BIG THANKYOU! 🎶🌹
For staying tuned and singing your song!
Wishing you much sparkly singing this November.

🌹 🎶 Be well, be safe, breathe deep, sing loudly 
Lots of good warming singing vibes

katie@therosewindow.org
www.therosewindow.org
Vocal Revolution Ep 13 - Voicing Change with Wallee McDonnell
"Soft diplomacy" - Wallee reflects on how music can bring people together across conflict and shares an invitation to The Power to Change documentary, due out 10th November. www.celebrate-life.co.uk
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Katie Rose and I have been working together since April 2014, initially to support the creation of a devised theatre piece, ‘does my sex offend you?”, and then more recently on the development and implementation of the Intimacy On Set Guidelines and the role of the Intimacy Practitioner in drama schools, and in the profession in theatre and on film. Working with Katie Rose has given me the space to reflect on my experiences as the work has evolved. Katie brings such indepth reflection, clarity and guidance, allowing me to understand the challenges faced and celebrate the times of success. I am so grateful for Katie and her practice for the beautiful space she provides.”
 Ita O'Brien - Intimacy on Set Founder & Lead Intimacy Coordinator

Creative Year Conversations with Anna Sayburn Lane
Thanks to writer Anna Sayburn Lane for inviting me to be her guest on her Creative Year Conversations - we reflected on the stages and seasons of creativity whilst sitting by the Crystal Palace Sphinx in squirrel season.
Our conversation inspired me to write a Blog Mapping Your Creative Process

🌹 🎶 Seasonal Singing Calendar  🎶🌹
'Tis the season to sing on every street corner! 
Ready to sparkle at a choir? - Drop me a line!

🌹 🎶Welcome Choir 🎶🌹
Thursdays 7-8.30pm at St John the Evangelist, SE19 2RX
4th Dec - Christmas Busk at CP Food Market

10th Dec - LMP Concert - Christmas Classics @ Crystal Palace 
16th Dec - Carol Crawl in Crystal Palace
Jingle an e-bell if you'd like to come for a FREE TASTER

🌹 🎶 Hive Community Choir 🎶🌹
Wednesdays at St John the Evangelist, SE19 2RX 
Weekly drop-in lunch service - 12.30 - 2pm

Singsongs round the piano 2-3pm
November 17th & December 1st
Dec 8th - Christmas Special with Guest LMP Players 

Dec 10th - LMP Concert - with Welcome Choir 

🌹 🎶Breathe Harmonix NHS Choir 🎶🌹
Mike King's Christmas Reunion Concert
with My Cool Singers and the Mike King Collective
St. Catherine’s Church, 102A Pepys Road, London, SE14 5SG, 
Dec 18th, 7.30 - 9.30pm, Tickets

Honoured to be collaborating with Mike King and Breathe Arts

🌹 🎶 Carers Support Centre Choir 🎶🌹
Weds 10.30-11.45am, Carers Support Centre,
24 George Street, Croydon, CR01PG 

Free fun seasonal sings for Croydon Carers
November 10th & 24th
December 8th & 15th


🌹 🎶 Caterham Community Choir 🎶🌹
Tuesdays 7-9pm, de Stafford School, Burntwood Lane, CR3 5YX
Dec 14th - Seasonal SingSong with Sarah & Katie

🌹 🎶 HeartSong 🎶🌹
Holwell Village Hall, Pirton Lane, SG5 3SS
Nov 26th, 2-4pm - Happy Healthy Seasonal Harmonies

🌹 🎶 Heart & Lung Songs 🎶🌹
Hybrid Sessions @ Tooting Works
Nov 13th & 25th, Dec 9th - Christmas Party
🌹 🎶Sing the Change - Music Declares Emergency 🎶🌹
Choirs across the country, including members of Welcome Choir, sent a powerful singing message to #COP26 to protect our wonderful world.  
Find out more and email your MP

🌹 🎶Mapping Your Creative Process 🎶🌹 










🌹 🎶Mapping Your Creative Process 🎶🌹

Creativity is a magical, organic process found in every living thing and every aspect of life. It’s not just for artists - every time we dream up an idea for a business, charity, product, event, speech, class or recipe we’re being creative.

 

As anyone who hangs out with kids will know, it’s innate within us to dream things up and want to make them happen with a wave of our magic wands – Abracadabra!

 

Creating can also feel scary because it requires a step into the unknown… and on any great adventure there are monsters to face as well as treasures to find.  So having a map can come in handy.  


Having recently been invited to share my seasons and stages of creativity on Creative Year Conversation with Anna Sayburn LaneI offer this map to prompt reflection on your own explorations, with the understanding that no map is definitive – creativity is a vast, ever-changing process with multiple pathways.


Seven Stages of Creativity

Rather than a linear set of stepping-stones, I see these seven stages continuously cycle through the creative process.  

















1. The Spark!

AHA moments appear to come from nowhere, but inspiration is everywhere.   We just need to make space to listen – so if you know you get your best ideas in the bath, after a nap or when you’re out in nature, build those into your routine and keep a notebook handy to catch the sparks!  Inspiration lights our way throughout the creative process, sparking left-field solutions and innovations.

















2. Exploration

Once captivated by an idea, we begin playfully experimenting and exploring.  ‘Where could this lead?’ - the sky’s the limit and there are so many intriguing possibilities. Following our noses and hunches, we start researching, developing and messing about with the idea, clarifying our direction.

















3. Commitment

Crunch time comes when we decide to commit to this idea and follow it through to completion.  It’s important to clarify WHY this project aligns with your values and how it can serve others.

Announcing your big idea at this point to friends/ colleagues or your intended audience is one way to ensure you will follow through!  Keeping an Ideas Book can help park other distracting ideas.







 

4. Grounding

It’s time to roll up our sleeves and dig into the WHO WHAT WHERE WHEN HOW of bringing our idea from the realms of imagination into reality.

·      WHO will I collaborate with?

·      WHAT tools will I need?

·      WHERE will it happen?

·      WHEN am I intending to finish this? It can be helpful to plot a timeline backwards from completion, identifying key steps along the way.

·      HOW will it get done? – how much time/ resources are required daily / weekly/ monthly.

This is where all the hard work gets done, so it's important to keep cheering ourselves on and celebrating milestones with friends.

















5. Chaos

Just as every treasure is guarded by a dragon, every creative process includes a messy stage where anything and everything can happen including;

·      EXTERNAL OBSTACLES – breakdowns, delays, fallouts, mistakes.

·      INTERNAL OBSTACLES – self-doubt, imposter syndrome, boredom, resistance.

Challenges test our commitment - we find ourselves thinking "why the hell did I start this - I must have been mad?!" - so holding tight to our WHY can help us stay the course.

Chaos contains wisdom - there may be an important message, edit or redirection to attend to. Staying open, trusting in the process and keeping a sense of humour is essential!   

















6. Completion

We can breathe a huge sigh of relief - Hooray! – our project is finally complete! Things that can help us across the finish line include:

  1. Accountability - make your deadline non-negotiable – invite everyone in advance to the launch party. This helps draw a line under the compulsion to endlessly edit.
  2. Reward – to counter any fears around endings, keep revisiting your WHY, visualise a fantastic end result and plan a celebratory treat.
  3. Celebrate with your supporters - victory dance with your dog (and post it on social media!) 













7. Sharing

Curtains Up! – it’s time to share our creativity with the world.

This can trigger knee-knocking fears of failure and rejection, as we take a deep breath, jump over the edge and fly!  Building a strong support system will ensure we aren’t just pitching out in the dark.

Magic happens when we bravely share our creative contribution with the world.  It’s so moving and often surprising to see how our work can touch people – definitely a cause for joyful celebration!















Life-Changing Creativity

Creativity calls us to be moved by inspiration to explore, commit, put in the groundwork, weather the chaos, follow through to completion and generously share our work. It’s a transforming process, which I believe grows us as people and helps our world grow.

 

Over to You…

·      Do you recognise any of these stages?

·      Do any of these stages particularly resonate with where you are now?

·      What are your own stages of creativity – can you map, write, draw them?

·      For further reflection on the Seasons of Creativity, do visit Anna Sayburn Lane’s Creative Year Conversations.

·      You can also sign up to receive my monthly newsletter packed full of music, insight, poetry and podcasts about vocal creativity.