July’s Self-Portraits

Today has not been a good day. If I were in a better frame of mind, I would have much to say about what I thought was a shoddy month of capturing myself. But, as it transpires, I managed to get a fair amount of imagery conjured up. I overuse the word ‘conjured.’ I need… Continue reading July’s Self-Portraits

On Feeling Off

It's been a peculiar sort of day. I'm not exactly sure what's up, I just feel...off. In theory, I should be really happy. I had a good morning writing a poem about Akutuq AKA Eskimo Ice Cream. (Great article about it here.) I had a good run and came home with 500 Post-It-Notes. (I'm a… Continue reading On Feeling Off

I’m Braver Than I Thought: What I’ve Learned By Taking Self-Portraits

Taking self-portraits has been a part of my life for quite some years, but it was only in 2020 that it became integral to my existence. *If you'd like to, you can read more about my journey with photography here and there's a more advice led post about getting started with self-portrait photography here.) I… Continue reading I’m Braver Than I Thought: What I’ve Learned By Taking Self-Portraits

May Your Hunger Guide You – Words For Creatives Going Forward (Part II)

“Draw the art you want to see, start the business you want to run, play the music you want to hear, write the books you want to read, build the products you want to use – do the work you want to see done.”Austin Kleon If you're coming here after reading Part I of this… Continue reading May Your Hunger Guide You – Words For Creatives Going Forward (Part II)

May Your Hunger Guide You – Words For Creatives Going Forward (Part I)

May your hunger guide you through nights wilder still. Nafre. I thought I'd start this post off with a quote from Nafre, a ridiculously wise friend of mine. Last week he signed a message off with 'May your hunger guide you through nights wilder still,' and I've been using it as a source of creative… Continue reading May Your Hunger Guide You – Words For Creatives Going Forward (Part I)

A Year & A Day Magazine

One of the most delightful, uplifting and inspirational things to come into my life in 2020 was A Year And A Day Magazine, predominantly the winter issue, which I'm going to give you a peak into today. (Only a little peak though...it's always nice to leave some surprises.) The intent of this Waldorf inspired seasonal… Continue reading A Year & A Day Magazine

Some Of The Art I Encountered In 2020

I will probably spend a few more days posting about 2020. I hope you don't mind. I didn't encounter much art in 2020 thanks to depression clouding nearly every one of my days, making it impossible for me to see, hear or feel anything. The art that did find its way through and into my… Continue reading Some Of The Art I Encountered In 2020

Freezing Moments: Some Words On Taking Photographs

A few weeks back, I was asked by a kindly soul if I could write something about getting into photography. I was flattered, stunned and a little bit terrified by the request. Why? Because despite shooting photos on and off for over ten years, I know virtually nothing about the art form. One of the… Continue reading Freezing Moments: Some Words On Taking Photographs

Interview : Artist Sigrid Rødli

When I first encountered the art of Sigrid Rødli, my life was bleak. Very little could lift me out of my pit of despair...but Sigrid's art managed. Her artistic style lifted my mood and her experimentation with different mediums nurtured my own curious and creative spirit. I soon found myself prompted to embrace art again,… Continue reading Interview : Artist Sigrid Rødli