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 →

‘Stuff’

Hey!  Me again.  I know I don't post on here often enough but I plan on that changing over the next few weeks. An update.  My house is on the market for rent.  But as yet I've had no takers.  I'm blaming Brexit here for the flat housing market (and much more) but don't get... Continue Reading →

Is it just me?

How do you pass the time as a passenger on a long journey? Is it just me who sometimes uses the time to experiment taking photos? Car journey’s, train journey’s make perfect time for this. I play with different settings on the camera, use the time to learn and explore. I love the abstract blur... Continue Reading →

Coast

Living in the UK we are fortunate to be no further than 70 miles from a coastline. And Britain has the most glorious coastline and coastal paths. This weekend I walked a very small part of the West Somerset Coastal Path to take in some of the incredible views of the Bristol Channel. We left... Continue Reading →

Signs

  Have you ever asked the universe for a sign? I have and love it. I really don't know how it works but it does for me. It's like having a loving hand giving yours a reassuring squeeze. Your sign can be anything you choose and probably best not to overthink it. It can be... Continue Reading →

Learning something new every day

Today I was out walking with the Ramblers, who are Britain's largest walkers rights organisation.  They, amongst other things, protect access to the countryside and help safeguard footpaths for all. Local groups organise regular walks in and around their local area. I joined a couple of weeks ago because it seemed to tick lots of... Continue Reading →

stories shared – rat

So, last week, I was chatting with someone and she just suddenly changed the subject and said... "oh my god, I've just got to tell you...." and her story is...... After a romantic night, man-friend of above, is getting up early, to return home and to go to work. Friend thinks ok, I'll get up,... Continue Reading →

New habits

Day 8...... Today I have no email prompt. I have completed the 7 day challenge and through the process I have learned many things, one being that I am beginning to create the habit of writing a blog. Now, ok, I was actually writing my personal journal every day, my collection of random thoughts and... Continue Reading →

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