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...

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...

Being….

I am trying to take some moments to just ‘be’ in the middle of all the busyness…this week I have been working on my piece for a competition by Cox and Kings who organise tours of Morocco – check in on Monday to see what I have made! Talking of being, I came across this […] Read more...

Living from your heart? A gift for you…

  Look what landed in my inbox this morning!     This free e-book, put together by the lovely Louise Gale as part of the heART movement, it pulls together the wisdom of many creative souls (including yours truly), reflecting on how we can live from our hearts. Appropriate for this day of hearts don’t you […] Read more...

How to see the world…

How lovely to stumble upon inspiration from my children’s favourite authors (both book sets were happily received for Christmas !) “Watch with glittering eyes the whole world around you because the greatest secrets are always hidden in the most unlikely places”  Roald Dahl “Congratulations. Today is your day. You are off to great places! You […] Read more...

From us to you….

Mr Winter Flu has visited our family, putting aside many plans for cards, family newsletters and the like. So I hope you can accept this brief offering. Preparations for our feast with family and friends continue on this most beautiful of nights – the cranberry sauce and stuffing is ready and the veggies are being […] Read more...

Mosaic lights and candles…

It’s that time of year… Time for candles, light in the darkness, snuggling in, warm and cosy. Better to light a candle than to curse the darkness.  ~Chinese Proverb We are each gifted in a unique and important way. It is our privilege and our adventure to discover our own special light.    ~Evelyn Dunbar There […] Read more...

On being present…

I read “Cry Pain Cry Hope” by Elizabeth O’Connor many years ago, a beautiful gem of a book. This story  has stayed with me and I have retold it many times. “A legend about St. Francis tells that he was hoeing his garden one afternoon when someone asked him to speculate on what he would […] Read more...

There is a light…

…that shines in the darkness. On this shortest day, we are lighting candles, that eternal symbol. It reminds me of that precious, soulful, quote that has come to my mind many many times when observing or experiencing the darker side of life… “It is better to light a candle than curse the darkness”. We have […] Read more...