BE CURIOUS. GET CREATIVE. PRACTICE CHANGE.
Are you ready to Get Creative?
Here you will find books, workshops and tutoring from me, Sarah Jane Vickery, so you can cartoon, colour and journal your way to your most Creative self!
Can you spark your creativity? Yes!
Tools for Curious Minds
Experience how cartooning, colouring and journaling can develop your creativity and build a calm, clear and confident mindset.
Is your child always doodling? Do they love to create cartoons? Then this is for them! After school classes, Half-term workshops and tutoring to help children gain creative confidence and have fun!
This is where curious minds put pen to paper! You will experience the power of mindful colouring and creative journaling to de-stress and building a growth mindset.
Adults… spark your creativity and enjoy a squiggly journey through the mind-body puzzle. Slow down, unplug, and relax as you doodle, colour and cartoon your pay to a more mindful you.
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How can I get started? With Freebies, Workshops & Books of course!
NEW COLOURING BOOK
A Colouring Book to inspire Curiosity, Courage & Friendship
Pictures tell a tale of ageless exploration, of the struggles we all have to be happy and find purpose. A place that inspires a new perspective – captured for you to colour. Step through the gate and see what you discover in Veronica’s Garden.
BUILD CREATIVE CONFIDENCE
Does your child love to doodle cartoons? This is for them!
Cartoon Club for Kids was set up by me with the aim of helping more children to explore their creativity, sharing a love of cartooning, build a growth mindset – and of course, have fun!
You’ll find classes in Godalming and Cranleigh, in schools around Surrey plus half-term workshops.
How can I gain Creative Skills? With Art Tuition & Creativity Coaching!
By connecting wellbeing research with creative tools and through fun, practical exercises, I have designed an empowering coaching approach to develop your creative skillset. Using cartooning, colouring and journaling I help both adults and children alike to build the creative confidence to solve problems and make happy change happen.
A Cartoon Blog for CREATIVE & CURIOUS MINDS
Meet Poly Moone. A cartoon by me, Sarah Jane Vickery
I created Poly Moone as a fun way to explore creativity and a healthy mindset. Poly delves into topics from colouring to confidence, from habit change to helping others, from relaxation to relationships. In her blog she shares a multitude of tools and funny findings that just might help you on your road to wellbeing. But be warned! It’s in the nature of finding answers, that she will present you with many, many questions!
The Blog of Curious Observations
Did you love to colour as a child? Didn’t we all! Colouring is not just for children. As an activity for adults, colouring is becoming ever more popular and for good reason. It has some surprisingly profound health benefits. Did you know that colouring can help you to...
I’m genuinely surprised at how relaxing it is to colour. I sit down for my ten minute colouring break and next thing I know it’s been half an hour or more! I completely relax and loose track of time. The same thing happens in the colouring classes I teach at Cafe Mila...
Can a Colouring Book, and specifically what illustration I colour, help me decrease stress and anxiety?
Did you colour as a child? How about as an adult?! Not so common. Despite how ubiquitous it was in childhood, adult colouring is a very new hobby that has gained in popularity dramatically just this decade. Believe it or the first research on using colouring as...
I was listening to Rich Roll and he was discussing the concept of growth mindset with Tom Bilyeu. Tom believed from a young age that his talents were not fixed. He could become skilled at anything that he set his mind to and worked at. I think this is true - I just...
Your first idea is rarely your best. This is what my professor from design school used to say to use all the time. At first I found it rather frustrating when I had worked on what I thought was a great concept or design, and he'd tell me to re-evaluate my initial...
I'm on the topic of overwhelm still. I really like this analogy. It helps me to picture breaking down a problem into smaller bite size pieces when I feel overwhelmed. It feels just like this when we have a big snow storm in Canada. I never have this problem living in...
NEW at Cafe Mila! Do you find colouring relaxing? Would a sip of wine help to unlock your creativity? Look no further! Join me, fortnightly Wednesday evening from 7:30 - 9:00 pm for Doodle Colour Sip & Social. Kicking off 20th February. It's your weekly excuse to...
Do you find colouring relaxing? Are you in need of a bit of me-time? This is for you! Every Monday I will be hosting Coffee, Cake & Colour at Cafe Mila in Godalming from 10:30-11:30am. Join in! It's your weekly excuse to pick up your pencils and enjoy colouring an...
I find this works really well when I’m overwhelmed. It’s called “relief writing” and it’s like a brainstorming session for your feelings. We did this during my Doodle Colour Discover Workshop at Cafe Mila the other week where we were thinking about our plans for the...
Can you create a better story?
Yes! With… A New Tale of Me
Here you will find fun and creative, squiggly and intriguing exercises to get you thinking mindfully and journaling with joy.
This is an ageless exploration, for anyone who enjoys pondering fundamental questions, developing their creativity and gaining insights into their own life.
Grab your pen! Get your colours! Doodle away and recapture the joyous power of journaling.
CAPTURE YOUR ART OF WELLBEING
Doodle, Colour & Cartoon Workshops
You won’t have seen workshops like this before! It combines creativity with a wellbeing perspective for a uniquely restorative experience.
Classes are developed from The Art of Wellbeing workbooks and colouring books and include cartooning for self-expression, colouring for relaxation and doodling for mindfulness. Get ready to Be Curious, Get Creative and Practice Change.