It's become - rather wonderfully - a common thing to share and celebrate the lands on which we live. To name the people that came before; the original dwellers of our patch. I found some fun facts, about the soil in which I'm rooted. Originally inhabited by the Dobunni tribe (a group of early Britons), … Continue reading Know Your Tribes
A little tale spun across 2 pages (with room to doodle). Tree & Bee is a short story about two friends, pondering the mystery of time. The story came about when I was using silly ways to welcome the morning, afternoon and night - when my children were a lot smaller. I wanted to make … Continue reading Tree & Bee Launches Today!
It has been delightful over the last year, to receive messages - even photos! - of Star & Bark, acccompanied by beaming faces. I am so happy that these stories - some of which were written almost 20 years ago - are where they belong. In the hands and imaginations of readers of all ages. … Continue reading Origins of the Bubble Sea
I love both sides of January - a fresh start and the energy of Winter lingering. It gives space around new beginnings and existing commitments. What are you looking forward to? I'm going to enjoy meeting up with people, creating some new things and exploring nature. We're all navigating change and as we do, it … Continue reading New Paths
Summer is stretching out into familiar territory - light warmth, blue skies, vivid greenery moving in the cool breezes. I enjoy the season like this! I'm stepping away from the journal up to the end of the year, to make headway on creative projects and to spend more time with family, to provide extra support. … Continue reading Going with Flowing
I meet with a friend, on a sunny morning, in what appears the middle of nowhere, but is actually rural Herefordshire. Murmuring of the strangeness of the last couple of years, we walk about the castle ruins, enjoying the serenity and mystery of the castle walls and stone bridges. The motte, some still brimming with … Continue reading Border Castles (Into Nature)
I've just shifted from editing a book into drafting another. I've worked on this book throughout the pandemic and wanted to share some of the things I did, that led me into the spaces between. Originally intended for release early 2021, production delay and a decision to take a deeper look, became a learning curve. … Continue reading The Spaces Between… (the editing process)
Plant a vegetable, strum the first few bars of a soon-to-be stadium-shaker, take a shower (many creative thoughts happen while bathing). Keep on, because life is what you make it. In every moment. What are you making? I can't wait :d