Behind the Glass online is live!

Thanks for all the wonderful submissions to the online exhibition… Behind the Glass : the inner world of mosaic artists A wonderful array of work from professional and amateur (lovers of) mosaic, all accompanied by thoughtful, insightful and at times very moving descriptions of each artist’s inner process. The themes are strong and clear – […] Read more...

Mosaic & mindfulness nuggets (1)

Regular readers of this blog will be aware of my journey in bringing together art, mosaics and mindfulness as tools for well being and recovery… Read more here and here. Next week, I start my postgraduate studies at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience at Kings College London – my next step in this […] Read more...

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...

A new mosaic and some thoughts about the web…

Hi friends, Here is one of my latest mosaics – a small one of St. Paul’s Cathedral in London, where I ran some mosaic workshops a couple of years ago. I feel rather attached to it, having had the privilege of going right into that dome to see the mosaics close up. This mosaic was […] Read more...

Therapuetic mosaics – an invitation to you…

I have mused for years about why mosaic making is so therapeutic an art form. Having recently undertaken the process of applying for a Masters in the Neuroscience of Mindfulness (with research on the role of creative making), I took some time to organise my thoughts on the subject. The reasons are likely to be […] Read more...

A light in the dark…

On this most beautiful of nights, sending you all warmth and goodness over this strange and wonderful cyberspace. Take a moment, if you can, to watch this You Tube video which has the words of one of my favourite writers, John O’Donohue – Bennacht (celtic for blessing) and a beautiful song, O Night Divine. The […] Read more...

Looking forward…

Its been such a rich time, friends. One of those periods where you put everything you are doing on the table, examine and ponder. It feels so healthy to take nothing for granted, to question where my energy is going, what matters most to me… It is so easy to keep on the same tracks…because […] 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...

Soulful quotes: what are you being today?

“People should not worry as much about what they do but rather about what they are.” Meister Eckhart I wanted to remind myself of this…one of my favourite questions to ask myself – what am I being in this moment? – especially good in moments of struggle or stress. I can’t control all that happens […] Read more...

A New Year’s Eve Family Ritual

He we are again, on another threshold of a year. I am a reflective person by nature, always asking questions and trying to dig deep into my own heart and the world around me. New Year’s Eve is the perfect indulgence and we started a tradition a couple of years ago of sitting round the […] Read more...