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    Moods of Motherhood

    Moods of Motherhood charts the inner journey of motherhood, giving voice to the often nebulous, unspoken tumble of emotions that motherhood evokes: tenderness, frustration, joy, grief, depression, playfulness and love. She explores the taboo subjects of maternal ambiguity, competitiveness, and the quest for perfection, offering […]

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    Shaken and Stirred

    It has been a big week here. One I have no desire to do again. Nor do I want to go into details with you now. But let’s just say it’s been raw. Real. Unexpected. And very scary at times. And for that reason it […]

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    Blog Awards Ireland

    It’s that time of year again… Awards Season (also tonsillitis season, but the less said about that the better – I’m on the mend… again!) So segueing quickly back from red throats to red carpets… Dreaming Aloud has been nominated in 4 categories in the […]

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    Learning to Fly

    The butterflies were born today. They had been in their chrysalises so long we were starting to think they were dead. Have you ever watched a butterfly be born? We did, over breakfast. After this mammoth transformation, they emerge, leaving their old skins behind – […]

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    Getting Sidetracked… Overcoming the Distraction Saboteur to Creativity

    Getting sidetracked is my number one epic fail… as my dear son would put it. I caught myself doing it last night. I was attempting to cook dinner. I then realised I had enough pastry to make a second quiche. And then put on sausages […]

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  • Creative Living with Jamie Ridler

    So if you’re wanting to know a bit more about the story behind The Rainbow Way and how YOU can cultivate creativity in the midst of motherhood, do check out my interview with the awesome Jamie Ridler of Jamie Ridler Studios.  I’ve had a big […]

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  • What a blast: view from the other side of my fears

    Miracles start to happen when you put as much energy into your dreams as you do into your fears. Richard Wilkins I had my first art exhibition last night. (photos to come later!) I still find it hard to believe. Not even six months ago […]

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  • Transition – the nauseous stage of creative birth

    Sick.That’s how I feel right now.Why?Because people want to buy my paintings!That’s nuts, right?Totally flipping bonkers.I should be cracking open the champagne.But instead I feel like I’m upside down on a rollercoaster.This is the nausea of risk-taking, of big dreams being set free.This is the […]

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  • PR- o crastination

    I am in avoidance. I HATE promoting my stuff. Yet needs must when you publish your own work. Writing PR does not come naturally to me. You try and be all bright and breezy and it turns out sounding fake, chummy and desperate. How do you […]

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