Flourish

People are incredible; those that surround me, those that inspire me. I'm setting an intention for the new year... flourish; a living organism; to grow or develop in a healthy or vigorous way, especially as the result of a harmonious environment. Humanity is a living organism. Together we grow and develop; often with tremendous grace, sweat,… Continue reading Flourish

Piano: Sal of One Empty Shelf

Enjoy the first of my 'Winter Morning' interviews; featuring creative skills. Today we sit down with Sal of One Empty Shelf. What motivates you to play piano? I've played piano since I was 4 - I went through the whole teenage angst thing of hating practising, but was still proud of the fact I could play.… Continue reading Piano: Sal of One Empty Shelf

Set the Scene: Writer Carol Lovekin

Enjoy my interview with writer Carol Lovekin, author of two books (both published by Honno, the Welsh Women's Press). You can find Carol via her blog and on Twitter. What were your reasons for taking up swimming? Initially, & predictably, because I thought it would be good for me. And because a fear of deep water… Continue reading Set the Scene: Writer Carol Lovekin

Curiosity

I'm fascinated by the big TA-DAAA moment. A glimpse of what comes after. The sun rises, people gather, rebuilding awaits. I often linger there. It cannot be all rainbows and ribbons - a battle is won though struggles continue to exist. Neither is life entirely morose - alongside grief and uneasy alliances there are moments of joy.… Continue reading Curiosity

Set the Scene: Artist Wendy Andrew

Update: I interviewed representational artist Wendy Andrew and her website - Painting Dreams - features a new blog. Read on for inspiration... 1. What drew you to becoming an artist? I have always drawn and painted and made things! My father was an artist and took me to life drawing classes as a young child, so being… Continue reading Set the Scene: Artist Wendy Andrew