Sam's recently launched venture Channel Twelve is a programme and studio hybrid for the creatively curious. Through open creative briefs on a wide range of projects and monthly Creative Quests exploring different themes each month - the mission is to inspire more daring approaches to both living and creating.
We asked Sam whether he had any solutions for people struggling to balance their work-life with their creative ambitions. "I think the most creatively stifling thing you can do is surround yourself with the same stimulus that you always do," Sam suggests.
"Stay curious and keep changing up what you are exposing your mind and heart to: read books from a variety of voices, watch an eclectic mix of films, find new and interesting galleries, write two or three pages of free-hand writing in the morning as a pure stream of consciousness [also known as The Artist’s Way]. Stimulating your brain in this varied way will help keep your neural pathways in good order!"
"Remember that creativity doesn’t always have to be a time-consuming marathon. It can be gentle, small acts too."
Perhaps these are some revolutionary words of wisdom that we can all incorporate into our lives. Thanks, Sam.