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Phew, that was a year!
Phew, that was a year!

I was feeling a bit weary and disillusioned yesterday, I suspect I’m not alone. I decided to have a look through my ‘21 photos and was forced to be impressed, and a little kinder to my tiredness. This year I have written and delivered ten online courses, learned how...

Ah September!
Ah September!

The time for turning in after the long hot Summer days(!) New projects, big pads of blank paper waiting to be filled, sleek and expectant, waiting for your stories and drawings. I didn’t get on that well with school. It would have been better for me had the art class...

‘Tis The Season
‘Tis The Season

A couple of years ago, I felt thoroughly disenchanted with Christmas. Not much money, fractious family and tiredness were contributing to a not so fa-la-la-la kind of mood.  I thought about my bah-humbug state and decided to address it. Instead of being bullied by the...

A Form Of Magic
A Form Of Magic

One thing about slowing down at this time of year is you get time to look at things more closely. I’ve always been a prolific journal keeper - ideas, scribbles, splats, phone numbers, postcards, quotes, shopping lists… anything goes. My journal doesn’t judge or...

From swimming against the tide… to going with the flow.
From swimming against the tide… to going with the flow.

The last two months have been a struggle. I’ve been traveling and trying to write and promote my latest Creative Club offering, Bodies of Water. The metaphor of water has been so helpful to me in understanding what has been going on. I was in Spain and trying to find...

Heading Back

We’ve had a nomadic month, traveling from the north of England to the south of Spain in a very compact van with a small dog.  There have been beauties and disappointments, a bit like ordinary life really! I’ve always managed to get my art fix in, even if it’s done on...

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