November 14, 2016

First of all, I want to say a massive thank you, as the response to my latest painting (shown here) has been thoroughly heart-warming. In a year that has had its ups and downs, It's really lovely to feel all this positivity towards a (let's face it) rather unsure of herself artist.

I often struggle with self confidence, in life and in art I search hard to find my place in a hectic world. But, painting can also become an escape from those fears, as each painting, whether good or bad, is a step for...

December 11, 2015

The dark depths of a crisp December night.

 

Despite Halloween being the favourite among many for spooky stories, December is my favourite time of year to read ghost stories.

 

There is something about the Christmas ghost story tradition which seems to be less adored these days as it was when I was growing up. As a child, my family and I always looked out for an M.R James adaptation on the BBC. We delved into the pages of 'Ghost Stories of an Antiquary' on December evenings, as short days dwindled...

October 23, 2015

 It isn't even November yet, I know, but time is speeding by at the moment and I have a feeling a very 'snowed under' winter is fast on it's way! Work is going to be busy over the festive period, but it's also being predicted in newspapers that there will be plenty of bad weather keeping us trapped indoors too!

 

I recently discovered the perfect word for the season, the Danish word 'Hygge' (pronounced hooga) In essence, hygge means creating a warm atmosphere and enjoying the good things in l...

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