• Saying “Yes!” to your mission

    When trying to explain my lack of confidence with my creative work to a friend today, a sudden realisation hit me. I totally believe in my work. I am totally committed to it. I do it pretty much every waking moment that I can. It […]

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  • Pin-tastic creative ideas

    Welcome to the July 2012 Carnival of Natural Parenting: Family CreationsThis post was written for inclusion in the monthly Carnival of Natural Parenting hosted by Hobo Mama and Code Name: Mama. This month our participants have shared crafts, recipes, and philosophies of creativity. Please read […]

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  • (re) learning to draw

    I have just started taking another art e course. This time with Suzi Blu. Love her haunting faces. And am wanting to improve my drawing skills, especially for faces. This is what I’ve done today. Pleased enough though still feeling very rusty. Loving her technique. […]

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  • Lessons from the wise women of the web

    You do not have to be good – just follow the hunger Heather Plett – who opens with the following quote from my favourite poet,  Mary Oliver – You do not have to be good. You do not have to walk on your knees For a hundred miles through the […]

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  • Embracing the Magic of Moonlit Nights

    Welcome to the July Mindful Mama Carnival: Mindfulness and NatureThis post was written for inclusion in the Mindful Mama Carnival hosted by Becoming Crunchy and TouchstoneZ. This month our participants have shared their experiences of mindfulness and the natural world. Please read to the end […]

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  • If it feels hard…

    If it feels hard, then the chances are you’re breaking new ground. And not just for yourself…. Though that is accomplishment enough. You are also breaking ground for your family, perhaps for your community, perhaps even more people unknown in a wider circle of influence […]

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  • Unfurling is … unfurling

    The moon phases have been checked… My cycle too… The date is set… The invitations are written… The cards are printed… The price list is drawn up… The guest list almost complete… Houston – we have an exhibition! UNFURLING…. After the private view here on […]

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  • The things that make me go – arrrrgggghhhh!

    Today, for one day we only, we have the antithesis of Joy Pockets. Which could be otherwise known as the grumble bellies. We all have ’em, the irrational things that make us go arrrggghhh! So I thought it would be fun to share my own […]

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  • Come and get a (rainbow coloured) piece of me – with free postage!!

    It seems astounding that I only started painting again four months ago, after a decade’s hiatus.  And in just a few weeks will be having my first professional exhibition – if I have enough paintings to sell – people keep buying them before they’re on general […]

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  • Sneak preview…

    Hot off the easel… Well actually the floor, cos that’s where I paint! The cover for Moon Time for girls. Which might also be Reaching for the Moon. With my two little girls, whom it is written for.

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