Are you making perfect mistakes?

Are you making perfect mistakes?

Hello Creative QB’s, 3 minute read Some of the worlds greatest discoveries came about because of a simple mistake; the microwave, superglue, teflon and even the pacemaker- all came about because of a creative process that was ‘stuffed up’, and even though these were...
COLOUR ME HAPPY

COLOUR ME HAPPY

Hello Creative QB’s, 3 minute read Colour is an extremely powerful tool. Ninety per cent of snap judgements are based on response to colour. We encourage our children to paint rainbows and read picture books splashed with considered palettes. So why as we get older do...
When creativity is more than just escapism

When creativity is more than just escapism

Hello Creative QB’s, 2 minute read. It is not fair for me to say my creativity is a form of escapism, whilst it certainly can be and is also a great healing process, the term escapism sells creativity short, for it is a much more beneficial tool that we can use to...
Belle’s philosophy on driving creativity

Belle’s philosophy on driving creativity

Hello Creative QB’s, 3 minute read I always feel after a road trip inspired by all I have seen and collected and imprint those images somewhere deep in my right brain. I capture the changing light on modern day ‘film’ and stuff the car full of nature’s curios I have...
Big Hearted Welcome

Big Hearted Welcome

Hello Creative QB’s, 6 minute read This is my first post under the pen-ship of a new Creative Queen Bees. A big hearted warm welcome to you. I’m Amanda, founder and Creative Director at Creative Queen Bees. We are a brand, blog, online space and creative studio...
Farewell Blue Mountains, it’s time to go home

Farewell Blue Mountains, it’s time to go home

I’m packing boxes, packing each and every item we own into cardboard. All the books we have read, the things we have collected, the precious keepsakes, the lawnmower, brushes and paint, and all the little bits and pieces of stuff that I am forever shifting and finding...
World Ovarian Cancer Day – why should we care?

World Ovarian Cancer Day – why should we care?

This post was originally written as a Facebook Post on 8th May, 2017. World Ovarian Cancer Day. Today is World Ovarian Cancer Day, why should we care? Because all women are at risk of ovarian cancer. Six weeks ago I was diagnosed with a rare type of ovarian cancer. I...
Creativity in New York

Creativity in New York

Albert Einstein famously said, ‘The true sign of intelligence is not knowledge but imagination’. Im heading to Buffalo, New York this month on a scholarship to attend the ‘Creative Problem Solving Institute’ at the Creative Education Foundation. The Foundation is...
Yes, you are creative!

Yes, you are creative!

  If I ask you this question, “Do you think you are creative”? How do you answer? Do you immediately think, “I am not creative, I can’t draw, I have no special artistic talent”? I believe we do ourselves a great disservice by telling...

Build up your creativity muscle, climb a mountain!

Last weekend I needed to get a different view on things, so I climbed a mountain. Literally, I put on my boots and with a few enthusiastic members of my family, walked along a beach to the foot of Yacaaba Headland, the northern point of Port Stephens in NSW. It’s a...

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