Illustration of a mermaid trapped in a glass teapot

Monday Morning Storytime – The Glass Teapot Mermaid

The glass teapot was the only home Pterryn could remember. She had been living in it for so long that even the thought of leaving it caused her hearts to beat faster and her gills to open and shut too spasmodically for her to breathe. The world outside her teapot seemed a very large and intimidating place, with too much movement and colours and noises constantly going past her . The only respite was when the windows to The Unknown grew dark, and the humans turned off all the electrical lights in the house, and left her, finally, alone. And […]

9 Ways to Beat Creative Block

9 Ways to Beat Creative Block Most creative people I know – in fact, all the creatives I know personally- struggle with creative block now and again. It is very common and very normal. It’s a bitch to deal with, and it can make you feel demotivated and pretty bleak, and maybe like you are not that great an artist, since you can’t even think of what to create – see my blog post on 5 Ways to Conquer Creative Self Doubt if this is the case – and it’s a frustrating battle. There are a number of factors that could be causing […]