Hi there – I’m Sarah. Welcome to my curious corner of the internet!
I am an artist and creativity coach who loves nothing better than to help women connect with their own creativity and watch them grow and shine as they do.
I know the healing power of art from my own experience – it helped me work through depression and anxiety and made me a much happier person.
I’ve helped lots of different women to let art into their lives, via my sisterhood community, in one to one lessons and through my ecourses.
Let me see if I can help you too.
My story (and the story of my curious business) …
It all started for me back in 2010. I had just returned from an adventure teaching in the middle east. I came home and really felt I needed to get out of the 9-5 rat race somehow.
I was burned out and totally worn down with every aspect of working my job. The stressful targets, long hours and the difficult situations I would see with often vulnerable students.
I knew I had to break away from all of that for the good of my own mental health (I’d had some serious bouts of depression – enough was enough). It was too much for my sensitive soul to handle.
So I decided to set up my own business. I had no clue what I was doing, but I wasn’t going to let that stop me!
As it is with everything, you have to start from where you are (not where you’d like to get to in the end). So, I falteringly started taking steps towards my dream.
I already had a blog with a fairly good readership from my first initial forays into being creative (which were the most wonderful healing and freeing experiences I had ever had- so I knew what I really wanted to share with the world). So, I decided to work from there and include my blog into my business too.
I had lots of ideas to share but it was hard at first, getting out there and really putting myself forward. I remember the first time I tried to record a video – I simply couldn’t bring myself to speak at all! It ended up being a slideshow of photos instead!
I set up an Etsy shop and sold the things I’d been creating – mostly photographic quotes made into cards and some of my first sketches and paintings. I began to think about possible ecourses and things, but they didn’t come along for a while.
I was still working full time at a local school at this point, so I was fitting everything in around all of that. It was pretty exhausting, but I was pretty determined to make it work.
I got married and settled into a life where I didn’t have to be fiercely independent any more. I was juggling a lot of different things at this point but I knew deep down that I was heading in the right direction.
I was floored by my final bout of deep depression in 2014, and I knew I had to say goodbye to the day job completely. I couldn’t carry on this way. Thankfully my husband was very supportive of all of this and helped me on my way. He just wanted me to be happy.
Fast forward to now …. (my story continued)
Now I run a successful business. I teach music from my home to lots of lovely local children (and adults!). I sell my art and share my creative knowledge online with lots of lovely women who want to invite more creativity into their lives. I create Aura Angels, jewellery, mixed media art and lots of online creative courses.
I love my business and love spending time working on it (I have to stop myself from being a bit obsessive sometimes actually!)
It can be great fun and really rewarding when you see someone able to accomplish something creatively that they never thought they would. It makes it all really worthwhile. And when people really love my art work that feels amazing to me.
I came up with my business name after reading this quote:
“A cat’s eyes are windows enabling us to see into another world.” – Irish Saying
I loved the idea of getting out of ourselves and seeing through into another calmer world somehow. And cats are nothing if not calm! I think that art making is actually the perfect vessel for that kind of exploration as it’s so immersive. You literally get lost in your creativity and it allows you to switch off from the busy world we live in.
I love all things feline and am naturally very curious about anything relating to creativity, so A Cat-Like Curiosity seemed like a really great fit for me.
And it has grown and grown as I have made my way through my creative life.
Now it is a wonderful resource for people who love to buy arty gifts for friends and family and for people who want to explore their own arty gifts too!
Enough about little old me – what about you lovely?
Are you looking to become creatively active and unstuck? Come get your hands on this gorgeous FREE short course of five fantastic lessons to get yourself lots of lovely ideas and inspiration to get your creativity moving and flowing again.
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Won’t you take a lento tempo break with me? Come and create your perfect life and let yourself soar?
What is a lento tempo break you ask? It literally translates as slow speed. Slow down. Breathe. Look around you. Take it all in.
And this break is vital for women. We physically need this time in order to thrive and live our fullest lives.
Together we can create a revolution. A tribe of awakened and connected women who are fully present in their lives, their bodies, their hearts.
We can create our hearts out.
Embracing the joy of art and all that goes with it.
Creativity is the perfect way to honour that slower speed or lento tempo.
We connect with our soul selves as we create, we allow ourselves to grow, shine, manifest and be all we can be in this life.
Creative practices demand (although gently) that we slow down, silence the monkey mind and attune to ourselves.
Come join my sisterhood of awakened creative women and watch your soul self soar. Click the picture below to find out more!