The Sea Gal (song to a seagull)

Seagull came to me yesterday,  after a yoga class focusing on Vishuddhi (or Vishuddha), the throat (and 5th) chakra. Amongst other things, Vishuddhi is about speaking your truth, voicing your needs, saying the things that really need to be said, being able to voice your feelings clearly, with honesty. Its colours are often purple or […]

Around the fire…

the fire never quite goes out. stories reveal themselves, songs are made up or remembered spirits are dancing around us. potatoes are cooked in foil, hot cocoa sipped slowly, or not. embers are red and hot at the end of sticks. the heat on our faces, the smell of fire in our hair and clothes… […]

i want to write because…

“I want to write because I find expression of my thoughts and emotions releasing and revealing” Hooded crow (Corvus cornix) in flight … and also because it takes me to an unknown path. When I go down that path, I hear a crow and I feel safe, like I have a life long friend by […]

Welcome Autumn

Since writing this post at the beginning of the summer, Thom has been through a few sketch books and quite a large amount of paper… I have been a bit more savey. I’m still using the same book, and it looks a bit tattered now from being soaked with water wash for all sorts of […]

Creativity as a Daily Practice…

“Life is a journey, not a destination” – Ralph Waldo Emerson. Our world has been turned upside down recently, as we moved house… We left an old cottage in the woods for a more urban dwelling in a very quiet town on the edge of the forest. We had to readjust a little bit to […]

On Creativity…

My recent times have been busy with home-educating my son, my yoga course, gardening,  enjoying quiet family time, educating myself on the Ayurvedic system (and being amazed at how much it makes sense), and spending quality time in the woods with my canine friend Tara. I’m feeling the need to connect with my creativity so […]