Returning to study…what about you?

August is in full swing and soon… …the new academic term will be with us. This threshold was always one I savoured as a child and I relished getting my new stationary and books together, their clean pages a symbol of the possibility that a fresh school year held. Right now I find myself rather […] Read more...

What is our work about?

(Some re-posts of my favourite past posts for new readers…life is busy – good, mosaic, creative busy – and the pics will come soon…) I am trying to understand why making  is so transformative. I am sitting in my studio, cutting and laying tiles, placing them, moving them a millimetre this way and that until […] Read more...

Some questions…

…from a blog friend, Zeynep, from Istanbul but now living in Vitenam (so adventurous!). I answer her questions and then I get to pose my own to other blog friends. Nice way to know each other in the cyber-world don’t you think? Here’s Zeynap’s questions to me… What’s your big dream?  To  build a zero-carbon […] Read more...

Art, hearts & giveaways!

Welcome to my new online home! This is a huge moment (anyone who has developed a creative website will understand). This site – the window from my home and studio into the world – has been brewing in my head and heart for years. It has taken endless hours of hard, hard work to envision, […] Read more...

Follow your path…

Creative souls… we are on a journey. To create art and beauty. To become ourselves. To help bring about a better world. It is a joy and a struggle because it is an ‘inside job’ to quote the lovely Marisa from Creative Thursday. One of the issues that we all have to grapple with (in […] Read more...

How to be an entrepreneur

This poster has followed me around all my workplaces for the last 10 years and is now on the door of my studio. I bought it in Haight Ashbury, the most wonderfully hippy district of San Francisco, from the Red Victorian Peace Centre where they produce a range of inspirational arts posters (you can order […] Read more...

What blogging means to me…

In November 2004, I read an article in a Sunday supplement about the new world of blogging. Being a keen writer and thinker on life & the universe, I jumped straight onto blogger and wrote my first post – not with any great purpose in mind – but just because I could. For a few […] Read more...

Step on the creative path

Welcome (back!) to this little series dedicating to celebrating the steps we have taken on this journey of creativity. It is a way of helping us keep a balance between all that we want to do and what we have already done. You can read more about the story behind the ‘Celebrating’ series here If […] Read more...

Celebrating steps on the creative path

Welcome to a new blog series called Steps on the Creative Path.  This is the first post that explains the story behind the series.  So many of us are coming alive to creative dreams, paying attention to the whispers in our heart which urge us to an authentic, creative life. Some of us have been on that path […] Read more...