My Art as Therapy

Life can be stressful these days, huh? Anxiety was once something other people suffered from, right? Mental health and wellbeing may be buzz words right now but gosh now is the time to start (if you aren’t already) to pay attention to looking after our own mental health. And these last couple of years I... Continue Reading →

Altered Images

I find using a pen to draw with liberating. But how can that be? I hear you ask, when you are unable to correct any mistakes. My point entirely. It is liberating because you are unable to correct any mistakes. You are committed. The decision has been made. End of. No more ummmms and would... Continue Reading →

Simple things to help lift your mood

The world may be going through a bit of a crazy time right now. It’s understandable that we are all concerned for our own health and wellbeing and that of our loved ones with the global spread of Coronavirus and for many of us, we may have started thinking about our lives a little differently.... Continue Reading →

Making from Nature

I love making things and even when I'm on holiday my fingers get twitchy and look for things to create. Here in France in February the vine trimmings waved at me from the vinyards. I couldn't resist seeing what I could make. So walking in the sunshine among the vines I collected and wrapped and... Continue Reading →

I waved my wand and waved it well!

The contents of my e-Bay box continue to delight. Today I thought I would share a festive treat. This photo is not labelled.  No clues to where it was taken or who the fairy and the elf are.  We can only imagine...   1970's... A Village Hall somewhere in Britain... The Christmas pantomime... ...and with... Continue Reading →

The secrets of Eel Pie Island

Eel Pie Island - what a fabulous name! Until last weekend I confess to not actually knowing anything about Eel Pie Island or of its very existence.  But Eel Pie Island is indeed a real place. Located in the middle of the River Thames at Twickenham, this small private piece of land of about 9... Continue Reading →

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