Art making and The Big Silence

I have been art making all week…tired, happy and frustrated as I always think I can achieve more in a day than I actually can (why is that? anyone else have this weird perception of time?!) As I work, I normally flit between listening to music on the iPod to talk radio (BBC Radio 2,  […] Read more...

Things that make you go ahhhhhh….!

Thank you to Amelia for prompting me to think of a list of things that make me happy. Inspired by reading Amelia’s list,  hubby and I took turns to make our own, whilst sitting in the garden one warm summer evening last week. What a great shot of contentment it generated – must remember to […] 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...

Daddy portrait t-shirts

This little craft project didn’t go up before the event, so that sneaky eyes could not see. I am not sure where the idea came from last year to do a t-shirt with pictures of daddy drawn by little hands. I think one day, Isabella and Toby sat at their drawing table and spontaneously drew […] Read more...

Enjoying….Artists Way, Artist Dates and Morning Pages!

I am doing the Artist’s Way at the moment…slowly. Morning Pages (3 pages stream of consciousness) are being written most mornings for nearly two months now. ‘Artists Dates’ are a bit more sparse. I am working through the exercises and prompts in the book at my pace, without getting on a guilt trip about not […] Read more...

Small moments of ordinary magic

This is it. I inhale deeply, the air runs into my lungs, expands my soul. Its here. People, please forgive my melodrama. Spring has arrived! Wooo hoooo! It is one the most precious moments of the year. The ritual that marks this moment is unashamedly normal, ordinary, every day. I have hung out my washing […] Read more...

For the Artist at the Start of Day

  This piece of writing is from “Benedictus: a book of blessings”, by John O’Donohue (see Amazon widget on the right). John is a most beautiful Irish poet and philisopher who died a couple of years ago at the young age of 49. I often listen to recordings of John’s talks while I am making […] Read more...

How to nurture creativity in children

I love lists. It is a matter of much amusement to those who know me well. I love them a lot, too much maybe. I would be lost without them. I have enjoyed reading my fellow local aritst, Amelia’s lists on her blog recently (see here and here) and I feel its time to indulge […] Read more...