The communities close to my heart

The Season of Ubuntu feels like the perfect moment to give a special mention to three communities that are close to my heart and that have greatly influenced my creative work. Each one of these has strengthened and nourished my creativity and, in turn, my art has become part of the wider community so that it …

A Messy Conversation

Today I had the great pleasure of being interviewed for Get Messy Art Journal by one of my favourite Messy Artists, the fabulous Misty Granade. We talked about my creative story so far, the things that inspire me to create, how there's no such thing as a beginner, and a whole lot more. Here is …

100 days of story (week 7)

This week I find myself in the heart of the story. The Silent Woman is reunited with her mother and together they enter the Land of the Dead. They come to a circle of ancient women — the Silent Woman's grandmothers and great grandmothers going back for many generations. These ancient women have kept appearing …

100 days of story (week 6)

This past week I was travelling for a family occasion plus I came down with a stomach bug so I'm thinking it's pretty much a miracle that I've been able to keep up with my 100 day story! I'm not thrilled with all the drawings, but I guess this is the thing about a 100 …

100 days of story (week 5)

For most of this past week I was away at a yoga retreat in the beautiful Herefordshire countryside. We were up early in the morning for pranayama followed by a full day of yoga asana practice (plus walking, eating, chatting and napping!) I was determined to continue my story each day but a little unsure …

100 days of story (week 4)

Is it my imagination or are the weeks going by much faster since I began this project? It seems only a day or two ago that I was posting the last week of story pages. This week the Silent Woman makes her way to the bottom of the sea. After having moved quite quickly through …

The season of connections

The Season of Connections has been an interesting one for me. In some ways I found it hard to get into the subject matter. At the same time, it seemed to me that everything is about connections in one way or another! And looking back over the pages I have made over the last couple …

What are you dreaming about? (part 1)

The Season of Connections has just started this week over at Get Messy! This set of pages is about the connection to my inner world. It is also the last page in my first ever art journal. I thought it would take no time at all to complete just one more page but I should have known …

The ancient ones

I've never been into browns, either in my wardrobe or in my art. But having recently returned from a wonderful few days at The EarthHeart Centre in The Forest of Dean, I became curious about all the earthy tones at the bottom of my paint box. I decided to make a palette and discover what these colours actually look …

Lying on the earth

This spring, I began Initiation - Into the Sacred Feminine, a year long women's training at The EarthHeart Centre in The Forest of Dean. I have just returned from the second workshop of the year and already feel that this is one of the most beautiful and powerful journeys I have taken in my life so …