Masterclass in Organizing for Creative People

Sheila Chandra - Thursday, November 09, 2017

I gave a masterclass to workshop creative people's career issues at Foyles' flagship store in London in August. Find the link to it here...

 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

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

Why mentoring is essential for artists

Sheila Chandra - Monday, June 05, 2017

Nascent artists often do not recognize their capacity to be professional artists without the recognition of their peers. Who helped you at the start of your career?

 Read More


Recent Posts


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