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Claire Holgate
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Graphic recorder, sustainability communicator, doer of Happy Things, ideas machine, Mummy & wife.
Graphic recorder, sustainability communicator, doer of Happy Things, ideas machine, Mummy & wife.

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What’s this got to do with drawing, I hear you ask? Well, on the face of it, nothing at all.  However I’ve just finished reading this delightful little book and I am sure that it will prove itself as being directly linked to my work, my creativity and…

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So great to read how the Happy Startup School is going from strength to strength. I have been very privileged to work with Laurence & co. on several occasions.  Do check out their profile and follow for lots of inspiring stuff :)
Why we’re closing down our successful startup studio to help millions realise their dreams It started with: “Of course!”   We’d been in discussion for a while about branching out into workshops, teaching others the startup guide ropes. But we couldn’t…

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Everyone needs scaffolding. For some, it might be rigid routine and knowing what they’re doing and when.  For others, it’s surrounding themselves with the things that they love…. making their spaces inspiring and rewarding and perfect for them.  Maybe…

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My drawings in a neat little video.

Just stopping by today to share a video that one of my clients has sent through today… The images are all drawn by me but I claim no glory for the neat little video they’ve worked them in to.  Clever stuff!  

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"Choosing Must" > latest on the blog, inspired today by @elleluna @dolecturesUSA

It’s a work in progress, and I’m not saying I’ve got there yet, but I find the concept of Choosing Must completely beguiling, intriguing and so, so comforting. If you haven’t got a clue what I’m talking about, you maybe haven’t read the wonderful essay by…

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Nature spotting as inspiration: latest blog > Springtime is everywhere. #creativeblock #inspiration #creativity

Don’t pick up the pens. Leave the jobs. No excuses. “Come on Mummy, let’s go outside and see what we can spot!” The result? Springtime is everywhere.

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Creative Intention - day one of crushing the Creative Block < today's blog

Good morning. It seems quite a few people read the blog yesterday and my very honest account of my Creative Block. I have been overwhelmed by the kind messages of support, the sharing of the post and the beautiful rucksack doodles from my pals on…

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Latest (& most personal) blog post: Creative Block.

takes a deep breath I’ve not written a blog post in a long while.  In my head, I’ve thought of lots and I’ve even drafted a few that sit unpublished behind the scenes here on the website.  But something has been holding me back for quite a while now and…

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Thanks to the wonderful Karen at Moo.com for that blog title…. sneakily taken from this week’s Moo blog (the MOOsletter, excellent), in which I am very honoured to be featured! As you may have heard me banging on about already, it really is a good idea to…

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Really looking forward to this at the end of the month.  A great time to cement your vision for 2015 - come and join us!
Join us by starting 2015 with a jolt of inspiration, creativity & calm. A new workshop from The Happy Startup School in collaboration with Shamash Alidina (author of Mindfulness for Dummies) and Claire Holgate (the doodle coach). http://happy-beach.squarespace.com 
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