Resources and Ideas to Inspire You

Save The Planet

By by Lisa Cockington | Feb 16, 2020

I’ve been busy lately……saving the world. Well ok, not really, but I’ve been trying to do my part, after much consideration about the frightening impacts of climate change. On behalf of The Compassionate Press, I researched climate change with a reasonable amount of gusto, followed by “what can I do?” Not only did I discover many lists of “what can I do” but also, which actions have the greatest impact. Really important stuff. Because although…

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2019 Gratitude

By by Lisa Cockington | Dec 15, 2019

Just over a year ago I launched Lisa Cockington Creative Studio, and bravely put my artwork on display. At the end of 2019 I have the opportunity to reflect on my journey, and most importantly, express my gratitude for the year that unfolded. Starting a new business is hard. Its scary opening yourself up to criticism and failure. There have been many times where I have questioned how much work it takes to do this.…

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The Surprising Thing About Abstraction

By by Lisa Cockington | Oct 13, 2019

A while ago at craft fair, a friend made a comment about my art: “I like your abstract art, but I don’t really know what to do with it.  The flowers however – I get that. I could hang them on the wall” I thought about this for a while.  You see I LOVE abstract art. A still life painting however, whilst I admire the skill behind it and the detailed depiction of a reality,…

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Creating Special Moments

By by Lisa Cockington | Sep 29, 2019

Our most precious memories contains a range of magical defining moments. They are usually not about our greatest achievements as such, but the experience that accompanied it, and the little things that made it special. Sometimes, yes, its about that magical wedding proposal, but sometimes its not, its about personal, unique experiences Chip & Dan Health in their book The Power of Moments have researched what makes these memories and moments special.   Listen to this…

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Plant The Seeds

By by Lisa Cockington | Jan 24, 2019

A few years ago, my father passed away after a short battle with cancer. He fell one day, was admitted to hospital and never came home. We hadn’t realised he was terminally ill, and from the moment of the fall he was confused and disoriented, meaning that we never got to have any of those “serious” conversations. We were faced with the difficult prospect of piecing together his finances through hunting down records stored away…

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