Hi! I’m Sarah.
I believe that good things happen when curious minds put pen to paper and that creativity is the key that helps me to grow, change and contribute.
I’ve moved locations, gone back to school, switched careers and continue to look for new ways to challenge myself creatively and be of help to others.
Now I develop tools for building a creative mindset. I teach Cartoon Club online art classes for children, adults and businesses on the power of drawing and benefit of working together creatively. I illustrate colouring and doodle books to inspire curiosity and creativity at any age. My hope is that the tools I’ve designed to make happy changes in my own life, will help you do the same.
Help for visual learners
I’m dyslexic. When I was in school in the 1980s there wasn’t a lot of support. I found myself falling behind my classmates. I did a lot of drawing, sewing, colouring and handstands before I finally discovered my way of reading – it was in pictures. Now I draw on the best parts of my childhood – being imaginative, cartooning and exploring the world through drawing. I use these abilities to create books and online art classes for adults and children who are visual learners like me.
Animals – my Artistic Inspiration
I grew up with my two dogs, Snowy and Rex, and many a reluctant frog and toad. Animals have always been a big part of my life. I came to England, with my paints and my horse named Finn, on a journey to work creatively. Finn, the most curious, brave and kind soul who I sadly lost at age 33, continues to inspire me to illustrate the beauty and healing power of the animals. I believe, there are some creatures who are capable of filling holes, you never knew existed.
You will find my greeting cards – dogs, cats, horses, birds, flowers, insects, critters and more – in The National Trust, West Dean College Gardens, Watts Gallery and feed shops like Rokers. Do put pen to paper and share a handwritten hello!
My Joy is Endless Learning.
I study people who have positively transformed themselves and put this into practice by challenging myself creatively. I am here as your creative resource. To give you ideas, inspiration and guidance. I don’t teach a prescribed style of drawing or pre-determined lesson, instead I introduce a topic and get creative right along with you so you can see how I explore, think and solve challenges in real time. My goal is to listen, demonstrate and work together with you to help you find your own creative voice.
Who’s Poly Moone?
A cartoon by me, Sarah Jane Vickery. I designed her as a creative lense for exploration. You’ll find her in my books, blogs, cartoons and even my Cartoon Club game (…coming soon). Why turn yourself into a cartoon you ask? If you suffer from the problem of being way too serious as I do, this is one fantastically fun solution, let me tell you. Life takes on a whole new perspective – cartoon laughs are guaranteed!
A Creative Approach for an ancient animal
I find that my best work has always happened when I have been able to slow down and let my instincts guide me. Colouring has been like magic for helping me to relax and drawing by hand the key to engaging my right brain. This is why I gravitated to an ancestral approach and I am always on the lookout for ways to unplug, take action and work along with my biology. I believe we can all be more creative and it’s a skill that improves with practice.
Putting the Mind-Body Puzzle together.
I’ve always struggled when I’ve neglected my body-mind connection. In the past I’ve put too much emphasis on one aspect of health, and failed to work on other important areas like being creative, recharging, spending time with friends and simply having fun. Now I aim for balance and use creativity to support my own wellbeing and that of others.
Sarah Jane Vickery
Artist & Creativity Coach
BScE(Hons), DipI, PHC
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Please reach out to learn more about Cartoon Club, online art classes for kids, adult workshops, Cartoon Breaks for businesses or to be a supplier of my greeting cards, books or game.