Summer break!

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Hey guys! We’re taking a few weeks off for summer (mostly so we can drink in the sun and not be glued to our phones!)

We will be back with more creative ideas and ready to show all the things we’ve been working on during the summer!

If you’d like to let us know what you want to see on site, or if you’ve got an idea you’d like support with, send us an email acatwehave@gmail.com or tweet @acatwehave and we’ll get in touch!

In the meantime, Ed still has a million projects on the go, and I will still be blogging over at Letters To Rayelle, sharing all the ooey gooey personal bits. Feel free to reach out!

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Short Story: Thesaurus and the Glistening Stones

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I have always loved children’s stories, from Dr. Seuss to Roald Dahl. Children’s imaginations are so creative and accepting that the rules of story telling don’t always need apply. Quite simply context isn’t needed. A child will accept a multi-coloured elephant without the need for context or back story. A child will accept that you could fly a giant peach to New York without questioning the correct seagull to peach ratio.

For three years I worked in schools and my favourite time of the day was always story time.

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Inspiration

.:: If you want to climb every mountain, you need to know how many there are. – Chris Guillebeau ::.

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Pocket Change: June 4th to 10th

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I won’t be posting a Pocket Change post this week, mostly because I’m sad and I want to spend my Saturday night with the people I love. The world is a crazy place sometimes. Other times, it’s filled with art and kindness and humanity and people who try their best.

Whether you’re in London or not, you are still a citizen of this world, so take a deep breath + try to let the bad stuff help you appreciate the good stuff even more.

Hug all the people you love most and if you can’t be with them, let them know you’re thinking of them.

I will still be tweeting this week’s Pocket Change events because it’s important to celebrate art and togetherness in any of the tiny ways that we can. If you’d like to stay in the loop, follow us on Twitter @acatwehave!

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Pocket Change: May 28th to June 3rd

Pocket Change is our list of fun creative events in and around London to help you get inspired and network! If you’d like your creative event listed, or know of something you think others would enjoy, let us know!

Events

To round off Mental Health Awareness month, The Hoxton is hosting a panel discussion about the mental health journey of three creatives

When: Monday, May 29th, 6:30pm to 7:30pm

Where: The Hoxton, Holborn, 199-206 High Holborn, London, WC1V 7BD

Tix are £5 and proceeds go to Mind!

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Inspiration

.:: Art is not always about pretty things. It’s about who we are, what happened to us and how our lives are affected. – Elizabeth Broun ::.

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Journal Questions + Writing Prompts

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Make some art, write some words, give your most fitting response to any of the questions below!

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Pocket Change: May 21st to 27th

Pocket Change is our list of fun creative events in and around London. If you’d like your creative event listed, or know of something you think others would enjoy, let us know!

Events

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Photo of Zhang’s work via The Telegraph

The Hoxton Fashion Series: Huishan Zhang

London based designer, Zhang will be talking inspiration, styling and artistic direction!

When: Monday, May 22nd, 6:30pm to 9:30pm

Where: The Hoxton, 199-206 High Holborn, London, WC1V 7BD

Tickets are just £5! (Enough left for a cocktail while you’re gettin’ inspired!)

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On Creativity & Self-Promotion

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When I first sat down to write this post, it was after spending a Sunday afternoon browsing A Beautiful Mess‘s blog and coming across an article about why it’s okay to promote ourselves. That article struck something in me. It was like a light bulb went off when Emma said:

You have to give yourself permission to talk about the things you work hard on.”

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Inspiration

.:: What’s the story you tell yourself over and over about failure? What happens to everyone if YOU fail? ::.

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