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.…

Seeking Answers In Nature

Seeking Answers In Nature

Walking around the woods opposite my parents’ house, I am delighted to see the seasonal changes in the flora since my last visit in Spring…the wild flowers, the reeds that have grown tall around the small lake, the luscious foliage everywhere. There is an abundance…

Puffins Galore

Puffins Galore

Finally, after wanting to go for over a year I was on the May Princess heading to the biggest puffin colony in the UK: The Isle of May. After hearing about this little island from various people who’d been, I was itching to go. I…

Attack Of The Gulls

Attack Of The Gulls

This is intimidating, I thought to myself as I inched forwards along the grass path amongst the abundance of gulls on this tiny island. My heart was racing. Keeping my head low and putting my hands over the crown of my head trying to protect…

Photography Feeds My Creative Practice

Photography Feeds My Creative Practice

I’d been wanting a new camera for a while as my old compact camera, my second hand DSLR and smartphone camera haven’t been able to take the sort of photos of birds I’d envisioned. Not quite capturing the finer details for me. Not like the…

Birds Help Me To Get Unstuck

Birds Help Me To Get Unstuck

Ironically I’ve been a bit stuck with publishing my blog posts since I was on a writing retreat at the end of June. I’d been so inspired there that I was raring to go when I got home, only to find myself right back in…

Hello Deer At The Rock Trust Exhibition And Auction

Hello Deer At The Rock Trust Exhibition And Auction

Tomorrow, Friday 23rd June 2017, sees the start of the Rock Trust Postcard Art Exhibition and Auction and I am very excited to be a part of it. Money raised from the sale of my framed piece, Hello Deer Original Sketch, will go to the…