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Guest Post: Learning to walk again

Guest Post: Learning to walk again

This week it's time for our third article by Dave Fardoe in our 'Simple Graphics as Therapy' series. Click here to find out what happened last time)  ...been given a quadruple bypass – I’d been told to expect a triple.  What the hell!!?? I woke up attached to lines...

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What to do when you don’t know what to draw

What to do when you don’t know what to draw

Ever feel that you'd like to do some drawing but you just don't know where to start? In my experience people can have a tendency to approach drawing with a strong desire to 'get it right'. And it's exactly this kind of rigidity, of pressure that can put the brakes on...

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Drop shadows in lettering

Drop shadows in lettering

Have you ever decided to add dimension and appeal to your lettering by adding a shadow effect only to ask yourself, ‘Hang on, where does the shadow fall on the S?’ If you have, you’re not alone.  Last week as part of Heather Martinez’s Level Up Your Lettering course...

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Guest Post: What the hell just happened?

Guest Post: What the hell just happened?

This week it's time for our second article by Dave Fardoe in our 'Simple Graphics as Therapy' series. Click here to find out what happened last time)  ...the potential loss of everything I’d held close. Suffice to say that in such circumstances the medical authorities...

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Guest Post: Out of The Blue

Guest Post: Out of The Blue

This week I'm excited to announce the first in a series of articles written by Dave Fardoe. Accompanying each article is a drawing created by Dave depicting each chapter of his incredible journey. It starts here...  My journey with Emer started just over 18 months ago...

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A great (free) hand lettering resource

A great (free) hand lettering resource

I'm blessed to have two parents who worked as primary school teachers and as such have beautifully legible hand writing.  Unfortunately the apple fell very far from the tree in my case. On more than one occasion has my handwriting been described as 'a drunken spider...

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A gentle transition

A gentle transition

So here we are. Mid way through January and it’s my first email of the year. It was Wednesday of last week before I realised I had completely forgotten to send out my regular Tuesday email.  And normally at this time of year I share something like a Vision Board...

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Mental health at Christmas

Mental health at Christmas

At what can be an intense time of year it's important to pause for a moment and assess how to ensure good mental health over the festive period.  Caveat: I am by no means a mental health expert, however by sharing what works for me hopefully you'll start to think...

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Getting started with visual facilitation Part 2

Getting started with visual facilitation Part 2

Last week we looked at the first steps you need to take when adding visual facilitation to your work. Today we've arrived at the day of the session. You have your templates created in advance, now:1. Make sure you hang them up well in advance of people arriving in the...

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