Daily Drawing Prompts for the Dark and Quirky
20 dark drawing prompts to help you discover the magic of a daily drawing habit and unleash your creativity with a slightly dark and quirky twist.
3 Songwriting Hacks I Wish I’d Known Sooner
These three songwriting tips will help you write songs faster, easier and better! Best of all, they’re so easy to do! Watch the video now.
How to Get Over Someone
Discover how to get over a breakup FAST with this advanced therapy technique, proven to help you move on in record time.
15 Income Streams for Singers
15 income streams you can use to make money from your singing. Turn your passion for singing into a sustainable income.
How to Create a Vision Board
Discover the power of visualization and bring your dreams to life with these inspiring Pinterest Vision Board Ideas. Let’s create a vision board that works!
8 Ways To Look Amazing On Stage
Wanna look good on stage as a singer? Follow these tips and don’t be caught out by the bright stage lights!
How to Avoid Songwriters Block
Three useful techniques to obliterate songwriter’s block, help you finish your songs and get your songwriting mojo back!
How to Create A Valentine’s Evening At Home
A simple way to create a romantic evening at home for Valentine’s Day. In lockdown? No problem, I’ve got you covered in today’s video. #glamorousdarling
Into the Woods
A hard lesson learned by those who venture where they should not, to prove a point. A dark poem by Nicola Milan.
5 Ways to Get Inspired to Write a Song
5 things you can do to get inspired to write a song. These are useful for coming up with new song ideas and getting you in the mood to write.
Fearless. Overcoming Fear of Failure for Creatives
A small shift in mindset can be all it takes to go from never posting your work, to sharing your creativity regularly and succeeding beyond your wildest dreams.
Creativity Is Selfless.
If you’ve ever thought that needing time and space to create was being selfish…. think again. Creating something and sharing it with the world can be one of the most selfless acts you can do. It today’s video, we’ll explore why.
How to be Mysterious
Discover what makes a person mysterious and how capture mystery for yourself. Journey with me into a world of shadows…
I Wrote A Song In 30 Minutes
How to write a song in 30 minutes or less with some easy to follow songwriting hacks for beginners. Watch as I create a song and play it for you at the end.
How To Like Being Alone
Being alone, doesn’t mean lonely. This inspirational video shows you how to like being alone and to feel at peace with the time you spend flying solo.
5 Daily Healthy Habits for Creatives
5 daily healthy habits for creatives to help increase your productivity and keep your motivation running at its maximum.
Freaky Little Creatures
Perth, WA illustrator Nicola Milan showcases her collection of steampunk gothic characters at her first solo exhibition ‘Freaky Little Creatures’ at the 2020 Perth Fringe Festival.
Duchess van der Park
Discover what happened to Duchess van der Park as she performed the ‘Luscious Lucy Fan Dance’ during an unfortunate, yet rather entertaining evening…
The Von Furstenbergs
Meet the Von Furstenbergs. ‘New money’ from America, with more than one unsavoury secret to keep during their rise to fame and fortune…
Do You Need A Personal Brand As A Singer?
Want to be taken seriously as a singer? You need to build a strong, visual personal brand; a way for people to instantly recognise you. Here’s the skinny on why its so important, and how to go about achieving a look that fits you perfectly.
It’s Ok To Change Your Mind
When we set creative projects in motion but then start to feel like ‘something’s not quite right’, we often wonder ‘is it ok to change your mind?’ The answer is a definite YES and here’s why…
Carina & Jack
Commission piece for Carina & Jack. I turned this lovely couple into Steampunk/ Gothic characters. See the creation process here.
How To Draw Skull-Bats!
Learn how to draw these cute little critters I like to call ‘Skull Bats’. They’re super cute and evil at the same time 🙂
Be More Creative – 5 Hacks for Generating That Creative Spark
5 super hacks to shake up your daily routine, help you to start generating that creative spark and trick your brain into thinking more creatively.
Help Me Choose Art & How To Write A Killer Set List
Discover my set list formula for creating a rise and fall thoughout your set that keeps your audience super engaged.
3 Songwriters Write 3 Songs Using 1 Riff
See how 3 songwriters use the same riff to come up with 3 completely different songs each, all within a mere 30 minutes in this speed songwriting challenge. Featuring Nicola Milan, Housey Maine and Minky G.
Write A Song With Me – Ideas, Structure, Lyrics
Let’s write a song together. I have one here that is nearly finished and you’ll get to see how I come up with the ideas for this song, the lyrics and also how I structure the song so it flows.
Write Better Songs, Instantly – My Top 5 Tips!
Write better songs, instantly! Use my top 5 tips to write songs that make it to the recording studio, not the rubbish bin.
Creating Album Artwork for Minky G
See how I created the album artwork for Minky G’s latest release ‘Little Dreams’. I’ll show you the idea process, illustration process and graphic design involved.
How I Prepare My Voice for a Big Show
Have a performance coming up? This is how I prepare my voice for a big show. I’ll share my top tips for getting your voice ready to perform at its best.
As Summer Wanes…
A short, visual dark poem about feelings that creep up towards the end of summer. Awash with gothic undertones juxtaposed by white sandy beaches.
How to Reinvent Yourself for the New Year
Discover how to reinvent yourself for the New Year and start reaching your goals.
I Still Miss You (Original)
Discover my songwriting process behind my latest original ‘I Still Miss You’. Where the inspiration came from, how long the song took to write and more.
How to Get Over a Breakup
Four things to remember to help you get of a breakup. Love will find you again.
Creating Lady Dracone
See behind the scenes into the creation of ‘Lady Dracone’ – drawn in charcoal, chalk and copic marker.
Sphynx Hairless Cats: A Vampire’s Best Friend
Five reasons why hairless Sphynx cats are perfect companions for Vampires. Inspired by Kat Von D’s cats Poe, Piaf and Nietzsche.
How To Draw With Charcoal and Chalk
5 tips for drawing with charcoal and chalk so you can focus on the creativity, not the mess.
Where The Dark Things Dwell
I’ll show you places in your mind, you never thought you’d ever find… Enter into the depths of my latest poem ‘Where The Dark Things Dwell’.
3 Easy Ways To Find Inspiration
Need to inject a little more inspiration and creativity into your life? Here are 3 easy ways to find inspiration.
Creating Hugo and Emelda
Meet Hugo and Emelda and watch them come to life from initial sketch to final artwork.
Things To Love About Paris
Paris; the city of love, home to artists, musicians and fashionistas and most importantly, home of the macaroon. Here’s my list of things to love about Paris.
Little Black Top Lookbook
Four little black tops sitting on a wall…. See my latest haul of dark, stormy and Victorian-era inspired black tops.
Dorset, England Travel Vlog
Come to Durdle Door in Dorset on the southern coast of England with me! I’ll show you the sights and the best spots to visit.
Travel Vlog – Florence, Italy!
Come and explore Florence, Italy with me! The land of gelato, art and wine.
Fringe World Opening Party!
Come inside the Perth Fringe World opening party with me and my band mate Minky G as we explore the madness and meyhem that is Fringe.
Shopping At The Polkadot Vintage Markets
Every six months or so there’s a Polkadot Vintage Market thrown somewhere in Perth, WA. I hadn’t been before so I wanted to check it out and took my trusty sidekick Princess Sophia along with me.
How I Create My Quirky Art
See inside my art studio and how I create my quirky, gothic, steampunk pieces of art.
Diamonds Are A Girl’s Best Friend
Australian jazz singer Nicola Milan covers Diamond’s Are A Girl’s Best Friend. Read fun, historical facts about this song.
‘Crazy’ Music Video – Behind the Scenes
All the behind the scenes action from Nicola Milan’s latest music video shoot for her new single ‘Crazy’.
How To Do Makeup For Stage
Professional tips for applying makeup for stage so you can look flawless next time you head out to perform under the lights.