I’m Actually Using My Sketchbooks!

Further to last weeks post, where I mused on my breakfast art habit it occurred to me that I am also completing sketchbooks. As in using every single page to create something on. I cannot remember the last time this happened. It may be entirely possible that this has never happened. Yep, in 42 years…

Sharing Writing

I have been tentatively stepping back into the world of writing. I remain a little wary, the old noises in my head questioning who do I think I am by writing? More & more however when I hear that noise my response is ‘who I am to not write?’ I’ve always loved to write. I…

Writing For Children

I recently experienced the joy of reading to my nephew a story I have written. The story itself was scribbled into a small notebook I made & contained no pictures. I was amazed at the thrill I felt reading to him. He listened intently & engaged with me as I read. When I was finished…

My Hands

Holding me upright on my bike Left hand holding a pen to write Pulling me up on a hoop to do aerial tricks Holding my camera, capturing light Working with my legs to keep me on a pole Holding dog leads as we walk as a pack Creating things, holding fear, showing love. My hands….

Seeing Anxiety

Thoughts race at high speed. Negative. Unhealthy. Real. The urge to flee. To nowhere specific just away from now. Breath is shallow. The mind races. Escape not possible. Thoughts race at high speed. Negative. Unhealthy. Real. A seperation occurs. A sideways step from reality. Observing the reaction. Knowing it’s taking place yet knowing there is…

Unexpected Tension

Come outside. Quickly. Moving fast, trying to breathe life into something that should have given up a long time ago. Back and forth. dashing here, there. Spraying something cold. It fires. then stops. Again. this cycle is repeated. I see the tension pulsing through his body. Tamping down an underlying anger. This is not what…

February Words

This month I’m a first time participant of International Correspondence Writing Month – better know as InCoWriMo. I’m having a blast sitting down every day writing a letter note or card to someone. I’m writing both to people I know, and to those that I don’t. I’ve taken some names from the 28 people on…