The artist’s emotional green room

Sheila Chandra - Monday, July 31, 2017

Your favourite artist may seem to be larger than life – a little bit ‘magic’. But all working artists know the truth. We’re just human and this is how we recharge.

 Read More

Why aiming for ‘tidier’ doesn’t work

Sheila Chandra - Thursday, July 27, 2017

Too often, getting to ‘tidier’ gives your subconscious mind the wrong message for it to work. Here’s the way round that…

 Read More

4 ways to be an emotionally secure artist

Sheila Chandra - Monday, July 24, 2017

Being an artist or performer can be a heady experience – and leave you feeling anxious or insecure. Here are 4 ways to combat that and give yourself the emotional security you need.

 Read More

Why crash diet clear outs never work

Sheila Chandra - Thursday, July 20, 2017

Why do clear outs only last five minutes? Naturally tidy people know how to create order around themselves automatically, because they understand this one secret…

 Read More

What should artists sacrifice for their art?

Sheila Chandra - Monday, July 17, 2017

People talk about the sacrifices artists have to make for their art. That doesn’t mean creating drama so that you’re a ‘true’ artist. So what are they?

 Read More

How to be naturally tidy

Sheila Chandra - Thursday, July 13, 2017

You too can be one of those ‘lucky’ people who never seem to have to tidy up. Here’s how they do it….

 Read More

Weren’t all the great artists messy?

Sheila Chandra - Monday, July 10, 2017

Mess doesn’t have to be inspiration’s essential companion. Not all the great artists were messy. In fact most weren’t. Here’s how to separate the two.

 Read More

Does your clutter feel normal now?

Sheila Chandra - Thursday, July 06, 2017

Living with clutter in your home can start feeling normal, despite all the inconvenience it causes you. But it isn’t…..

 Read More

Cave-aged cheddar or Dairylea? You get the music culture you pay for…

Sheila Chandra - Monday, July 03, 2017

Why do we resent investing in artists’ long-term development and refuse to pay them properly? We’re funding a ‘throwaway’ culture… Here’s why...

 Read More


Recent Posts


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