Fearless fifteen

Up until a few years ago I was a PRO at procrastinating. I am pretty certain I could procrastinate procrastinating. Nothing was getting done and it was getting to be a real problem. I knew I had to do something to change so I put my procrastinating time to good

Be your own biggest fan

Making art can often be very difficult. Creating anything which even looks presentable can sometimes be hard. But making is a part of who we are, as human beings — the creative species — and as individuals. Whether it is a lovely recipe or a beautiful house, or a neat

In the face of fear……

We all have fears that can be paralyzing and even overwhelming. Whether it’s a fear of the unknown, of failure, or of something more tangible, it can be difficult to face those fears head-on. Of all the four-letter words, “fear” might be the one that stirs up the greatest reaction.

Wake up with gratitude

We have all heard plenty about the benefits of gratitude.  How thinking about those things that you are grateful for can shift you out of a negative mindset into a positive one. I’ve practiced daily gratitude in the past by writing down 3 things I’m grateful for in the margins

Rediscover yourself

I haven’t written here for a while now. And only because I have been having fun doing the things I want to do – creating, playing, meeting people, building a community, following my passion. And what I have learnt from all of that is something so important, so valuable that

Hug your inner child

“What do you want to be when you grow up?” is a question that we are constantly asked as kids and are expected to have an answer for as well. Honestly, I think that is a terribly flawed question! For one, it conditions us to believe that we must choose


It’s the end of the year—that time where we pause for reflection on our wins and losses. We think about the goals we didn’t achieve and give ourselves a little grace because in a few days we have an opportunity for a fresh start. “I’m going to do it, this

seeing clearly

Visual art is called visual art for a reason – because the primary way of engaging with it is through the visual faculty. Artists sometimes spend years developing their ‘eye’, their ability to see things in a particular way and present that image to their audience. This may seem like

Drawing your breath….

“If we live as we breathe, take in and let go, we cannot go wrong.” – Clarissa Pinkola Estes I recently had one of those days. All day I felt on edge, listless, and frustrated. I wanted to relax and yet I wanted to be productive. I tried, but I

finding light over darkness

What is the real meaning of Diwali? Just a token celebrating of good over evil with the lamps and festivities, or the illuminating of the darkness of the mind and compassionate action? As I lit the lamps in my home this year, for the first time I took a moment