Episode 64: Reconnecting To Your Creativity with Deb Dane


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Deb Dane is a New York City girl who married an English man and settled in Australia. Along with 14 house moves they have found their way to life with two teen daughters and two female rescue dogs.

 After 20 years away from creative pursuits Deb finally accepted that she was spending a lot of her free time longingly watching artist tutorials on you tube without actually doing anything. Pretty soon after dipping her toes back in the art world she was cracked wide open and had a creative re-awakening. 

She writes on her blog Inner Compass Designs about following your own path in life, taking care of your own needs and living an authentic life.

She is passionate about helping women give themselves permission to follow their heart and intuition, know their own power and self-worth, and know that they are never alone.

Her art, wall hangings and jewelry all bring these ideas to life so you have reminders of your story and your journey to where you want to go and who you want to be,

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  • Deb’s journey to reawaken her creativity after twenty years
  • Creating for the sake of enjoyment and pleasure
  • The time it takes to make a creative business profitable and taking the pressure off your art
  • Giving yourself permission to walk your own path







When I'm not recording episodes, writing bullshit-free Sunday pep Talks to my wonderful Couragemakers community or working 1:1 with clients, I'm usually covered in paint and thinking of imaginative ways of hide my would-be dog from my landlord. 


I’m Meg and I’m the host of Couragemakers and founder of That Hummingbird Life. I’m an INFJ creative and multipassionate who has a bit of a notebook and post-it note obsession, loves foot-stomping country music and likes her hot chocolate with way too much chocolate.

I started Couragemakers because I wanted to create a platform for passionate and unconventional women to have honest conversations and to share their stories, struggles and dreams. The intention behind this podcast is to inspire and encourage creative and mission-driven women to live a wholehearted life and follow the beat of their drum.



Meg Kissack