My work is about empowering people to harness their creativity for change.
I work with individual social entrepreneurs and changemakers as well as social change entities in groups to bring greater creativity to their projects.
Since I was a little girl I have been fascinated with what creativity is; I have always felt it comes from somewhere else, and I have always found that the process of engaging in creativity activities, in particular sketching, painting and drawing connects me to something that feels like home.
Through my training and work as an architect I have been fascinated by what connects people with place and what it takes to reconnect them back emotionally with their environment. This curiosity lead me to explore a wide variety of projects including: spending time in intentional communities around the world, and with indigenous tribes in the rainforest of Ecuador and the Sierra Nevada mountains in Colombia, where I learned more about the innate connections with living systems and how we can co-create our homes.
Training as a Movement Medicine teacher brought me into connection with the powerful creative energy that is tapped when we combine conscious dance with creative practice. Weekly I hold online ‘Creative nest’ sessions: simple spaces to explore your own creative practice, bookended with conscious dance. Through these classes I create a container for creativity in a time where it can be a profound resource for our personal practice and for maintaining a powerful vision of what is possible.
I wanted to see what would happen if I created daily paintings as a means of catalysing change in my own life using my creativity: through a daily painting practice I find connection, with the land; the wildness of the West of Ireland and some of the awe that comes from simply being ‘out in the elements’. Last August I moved to the Beara peninsula in Ireland to get myself out into the wild! It has been mind-bogglingly beautiful immersion. I currently live on Dursey island.
Creativity is an ongoing and evolving process of discovery for me: I love that it has a unique way of connecting us with the truth of who we are, and can evoke a sense of interconnectedness with others and with the wild aliveness of the natural world. And the Creative Process is a core curiosity for me: bringing awareness to the different stages and energies of the process, and how we can navigate them with more consciousness and weave more creative energy into positive change in the world.
My creativity and my work with Creativity for change is dedicated to the next seven generations and the dream of a more beautiful world.
*** I am doing some market research for my work around Creativity for change to get a deeper understanding of how my work can best be of service. The work I do supports personal creativity to effect collective change and I want to talk to people who know this is the key to their work and feel excited by the idea.
I would love to talk to you if you are a changemaker and/or social entrepreneur who runs or participates in social change projects and is looking to tap into your own creativity to inspire and activate your work. For more information you can go to this page Market research