The Wee Drawing That Changed My Course

The Wee Drawing That Changed My Course

Earlier this year I experienced a turning point in my art. I’m not sure I was aware of it at the time. Perhaps I had an inkling that something had shifted, but it’s not till now that I see when it happened. I was on…

Ride The Waves Of Life

Ride The Waves Of Life

Yet again it has been a while since I last wrote a blog post. A lot has been going on and I consciously parked writing and blogging since I chose to focus on other things as a matter of priority. Many changes have happened, in…

Dealing With Resistance To Creativity

Dealing With Resistance To Creativity

When I started exploring and opening up to my creativity again, it was hard. I felt so much Resistance. I was living in The Netherlands once more, and every time the day came around for my weekly painting class I didn’t want to go. I…

Huskies, Birdies And Queenie

Huskies, Birdies And Queenie

I met one of my writing friends, Cecilia, at a series of workshops run by Jo Parfitt in The Netherlands a few years ago. Titled The Naked Writer, it consisted of six workshops where we delved deeply into our being to write from that space.…

Bonding With My Dad Over Birds

Bonding With My Dad Over Birds

During a recent trip to The Netherlands to visit my parents and my brother, my dad and I went to one of our favourite local bird hides on my last day. I wasn’t flying till the evening so I had a full day to do…

How I Came To Love Birds

How I Came To Love Birds

I love birds. They inspire me. It wasn’t always this way though. I remember I loved animals as a child, but then somewhere along the line I lost interest in them (even though at one point I’d wanted to be a vet!), and instead turned…

Take Yourself On A Date

Take Yourself On A Date

I often take myself on a date. An artist’s date, a writer’s date or a well-being date; whatever you want to call it, it’s doing something for myself that I love, enjoy and feel good about that nurtures my soul. For example, I will take…

My 21 Day Challenge Reflections

My 21 Day Challenge Reflections

Whilst I was spending a few weeks with my family in The Netherlands over Christmas and New Year, I set myself a fun little 21 day challenge (see my post for more details). It was to walk in the woods nearby every day and to…

End Of Year Reflections

End Of Year Reflections

At this time of the year a lot of people will be reflecting on the past year and planning for the year ahead. That includes me. I have taken some time for myself to go inward and look back over 2016 to explore what I…

Reflecting On Happiness

Reflecting On Happiness

How do we really know what we want and what makes us happy until we experience it? How can we know what we love, what works for us, what we need? We can make lists upon lists of what we like and don’t like, the…