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Five Fun Lettering Ideas

There are moments when you'd really like to add a simple graphic to a word or phrase but you just can't think of one. In these instances you can play around with our lettering to make it stand out. Do something to the letters that expresses meaning or emotion. Here...

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Made the right decision? Quick visual confidence check

So you've made a decision as a group ... everyone has contributed their opinions, you've assessed the pros and cons of each proposal, you've even held a vote. But how confident do you feel that the right decision has been made? Did some people agree to the decision...

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How to solve problems using visual thinking

Ever feel stuck? Simple drawings are a powerful tool to shift us from a feeling of inertia to one of clarity and control. If you're grappling with a problem and haven't been able to settle on a solution try drawing it out. By simply drawing out the who, what, when and...

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Guest article: United Colours Of Leith

Guest article: United Colours Of Leith

This month's guest article is from Gerry Farrell of Gerry Farrell Ink who describes his work on using visuals for social change. 'The day after the Brexit vote, racist, neo-Nazi stickers appeared in Leith, probably the most multi-ethnic and tolerant comunity in...

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I can’t do this

I can’t do this

'I guess I'm just not a visual person' Many demons emerge when we step out of our comfort zone and learn something completely different. It' like our subconscious goes into overdrive telling us all the reasons we can't or shouldn't do something. 'Don't bother',  it...

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How to draw Hallowe’en images

How to draw Hallowe’en images

Very serious business topic today - how to draw Hallowe'en images. Impress your colleagues, have fun with your kids, get that promotion (ok I might be pushing it there). Whatever you do make sure you grab this fun opportunity to put pen to paper! 1. The pumpkin. When...

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The role of doodling in conflict resolution

Welcome to the first of our monthly contributors, Fyfe Blair, who today is sharing a fascination insight into the connection between conflict resolution and doodling... 'John Paul Lederach is a peacebuilder whose insights have informed me in the work of conflict...

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Three fun ways to colour in quickly

Three fun ways to colour in quickly

You know those colouring in books that are really popular at the moment? The mindfulness ones with the intricate designs? Well I've thought about getting one. However the truth is...everytime I think about it another part of me wants to get out my biggest fattest...

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