Calling all creative hearts!

Would you LOVE to paint and unlock your creative potential?

Perhaps you’re a complete beginner and you’ve often wondered if creativity is a skill you can learn. Maybe you’re already very creative, but you’d love to learn new techniques to expand your repertoire. Or maybe you loved to paint when you were at school, but the pressures of adult life mean […]

Gently Really Does Do It

Sometimes I’ve noticed, when we push for something, there are other things that need to be taken care of first, that we may not even be aware of yet.

I’ve been going through that a lot this year.

I’m now in the midst of putting together a launch process for a new course called “Flourish with Painting & Creativity”. It’s been a […]

Get My New Flourish Lifestyle Video Mini-Series FREE!

Would you love a free video mini-series on how to Flourish in your Garden, Business & Creative Life?

Well, you’re in luck!
(Assuming you said yes :))

I’ve just put the finishing touches on a band new free video series with a selection of my very best tips, practical tools and creative exercises to support you in feeling more inspired, creative, healthy and […]

Get Your Mojo Going

The other day I was fortunate to be interviewed by Gary Bertwistle and Darren ‘Robbo’ Robertson for The Mojo Radio Show. To say it was a hoot would be an understatement. I don’t think I’ve ever laughed so much in an interview… it was really great fun!
On the show we talked about everything from how I came to be living […]

In Loving Memory of My Beautiful Friend Jess Ainscough

“I’m going to launch this course called The Lifestyle Transformation Guide”, said my friend Jess. “And I want to make a launch video where I’m jumping out of a plane. I’m terrified of it, but it’s all about facing your fears and doing it anyway, so do you and Susana want to do it with me?”

“Um, ok,” we said.

How could […]

Introducing My Bschool Bonuses 2015

Four years ago a business course quite literally changed my life.

The course I’m talking about, is Marie Forleo’s Bschool. I don’t recommend other people’s programs lightly, but Bschool is the exception. Because it’s a game-changer and Marie is awesome.

I signed up for Marie Forleo’s Bschool in 2011, and every year since I’ve loved sharing it with others, because I’ve seen […]

How to Paint Abstract Paintings

Have you ever looked at an abstract artwork and thought “I could paint that!” Only to get home, pull out some paints to have a go and find it’s more difficult than it first appeared?

This week I’m pulling out the oil paints and giving you a first-hand view of some of the techniques I’ve used over the years to paint […]

How to Express Your Heart in Your Art

Have you ever seen something that’s moved you, or felt something so deeply you just had to express it? You pulled out some paper and paints and tried to capture what you were feeling in a painting.

But, it all went terribly wrong.

Don’t worry. Even professional artists have had this experience.

It’s quite normal and doesn’t mean that you can’t paint.

In this […]

Getting Started with Painting + The Paint Brands I Love to Use

This week is super exciting. I’m finally fulfilling a dream I’ve held dear to my heart for over four years.

It marks the beginning of a new video series called “Q&A with Nicola” where I get to answer YOUR questions about anything from painting and gardening, to business and creative entrepreneurship.

This week’s first question is a perfect one to kick off […]

Want to Move to the Country?

Last week I got a shock.

My friend Dee Humphreys called to say that she and her lovely hubby (Ian) are selling their incredible Permaculture property on 10 acres in Kin Kin, Queensland.

Yes, it’s true.

I could hardly believe it when she told me, but as anyone who knows them will testify, when Dee and Ian decide to do something, they jump […]