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November 4, 2017

I guess it all started several years ago with a handcrafted crocheted flower that I received as a Secret Santa gift from a not so secret lady called Lynne. The flower was a work of art and I was impressed by Lynne's talents. I vowed that one day I too would be able to give a crocheted gift to my loved ones for Christmas and so began my quest to learn how to crochet.

My first port of call was a wool shop (no easy matte...

September 16, 2017

Yesterday was a rough day. Let's just say grief, the stress of work, everything, it all got a bit much.....it happens.  So I reached for my toolbox of survival strategies and today I chose art.

September 16, 2017

In February 2017, my wonderful Dad died unexpectedly from a pulmonary embolism caused by deep-vein thrombosis. He was 74 and full of life and mischief.

It was a terrible shock to all of us and left us feeling numb, empty and as though we existed in some kind of fog. In hindsight, I’m not exactly sure how I continued to function in my job as a teacher or indeed in any aspect of my life.

The loss of my amazing Dad was a life-c...

September 11, 2017

A few years ago I attended a number of SoulCollage® workshops. The memory of these sessions sticks strongly in my mind as I found them to be very helpful tools that provided me with great insights into the current state of my well-being. The concept of SoulCollage® was developed by Seena Frost and further developed in her private practice of psychotherapy.

In the sessions that I attended we were firstly encouraged to meditate...

September 7, 2017

Over the past two years, I have created a dozen or so collages and I've found it to be one of my favourite forms of expressive art. The collage above was one of my first attempts at collaging, it was super simple to make and so much fun.

I started by cutting up a map of where I live. The map was from an old Yellow Pages book and I loved that the colours were so bright and vibrant. Assembling the background was easy and didn't r...

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