July 29, 2020

 Well 2020 has certainly been the whirlwind I thought it was going to be, but not in the ways I'd ever imagined. 

Closer to home I've found I've had to confront things about myself that I'd avoided. Despite not being clear of the storm just yet, I'm finding myself searching for healing and growth.

Fresh inspiration and drive have started to rear their heads again. It's a strange feeling, perhaps I'm ready now to test the boundaries of my artwork rather than staying in a comfor...

January 11, 2020

It's 2020, and the turn of the decade certainly seems to have stirred the pot. It's allowed most of us to reflect on our lives (and overthink and analyse way more than perhaps we should.)

It's important to remember that there is no one checking scores. You won't get a grade at the end of your life according to how 'well' you've done, how much money you've had, how nice your kitchen was, how many kids you had, what your job is. The only measure of success you need is that of kindness and happ...

November 19, 2019

It's been a while since i've written a new blog post, and in some ways I'm rather sad about that. I have a lot of thoughts looking back on the year and moving forward.

On a more serious note, i've had to remove my work e-mail address from pretty much all of my social media accounts and my website. I have had some unprofessional and messages and I just want to put a reminder out that I accept work through my agency The Bright Group only - even if you're offering payment - this is as they handle co...

July 29, 2019

 This northern summer has got me feeling at times blue, but at other times wholly cosy with hot tea and flickering candles. I'm finally starting to settle into this northern life which has followed a tumultuous journey.

2019 has been a year of focussing my attention on various aspects of life - it's been really crucial to do so. Recognising that I have value outside of my artwork has helped me realise that I don't need to seek validation through my career. Appreciating my career for wha...

December 1, 2018

 I'm delighted to have had a moment of peace amongst the deadlines, work load and social business, that seems to take precedent at this time of year, just long enough to paint a dream and allow the season of peace to settle into my bones.

I'm working hard to organise the home and get as much work tied up as possible so that I'm ready for a Christmas break. (And by break, I mean well and truly restful (I Hope!). My dream Christmas holiday would be some blissful time with loved...

October 24, 2018

I made no secret of the fact that I have struggled a lot this year. Seemingly on paper everything was wonderful and full of roses. But, I felt like I had my head under water for a lot of it. I've been having the biggest lapse in self confidence that I can remember and my anxiety has not helped. I don't remember ever having felt so low so often as I have this year. I never wanted to moan about it as there was never any particular cause and so many people have a real reason to be sad. I think some...

August 20, 2018

It's been a warm and bright summer for the most part, but shadowed by circumstances not always in my control. There've certainly been a few more blue days lately, what with one thing and another, and keeping my pecker up is harder than ever. 

Being creative during periods of flux is proving to be somewhat challenging so I think it's  good time to share what is often forgotten among professional creatives - which is that it's OK to take a step back. A lot of the time when your job is your passion...

July 2, 2018

"Plum Plum Plum!" chirped the Plum Plum bird with joy.

April 8, 2018

With the evenings growing brighter and the air feeling (slightly) warmer, it finally feels like the long winter is over. The onslaughts of snow seemingly a thing of the past - for now. I'm very much a fair weather girl, bright sunshine makes everything hazy and happy!

Whilst work has been increasingly busy the year seems to be slipping by. So, I'm embracing my weekends, spending time with friends and family, hopping up and down the country to do so. 

It's important in the chaos to take a moment of...

February 11, 2018

Sometimes we have to follow our passions and make things happen even against the odds. Life is unpredictable and sometimes things don't go the way you'd wish, but you can't give up when the tough times roll. 

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