This morning, on a whim (because that's how I roll), I decided to detach myself from social media for the rest of May. I can't say exactly why I felt the urge to say goodbye today, suffice to say that when I looked up from my morning phone session 3 hours had passed since I'd woken up and I had crossed nothing off of my day's 'To Do' list. Yes, I realised that I had fallen into that murky abyss of scrolling on autopilot and following rabbit holes through multiple online store
April, thus far, has been a wholly whimsical month in my neck of the woods. Rainy days have dominated and many mornings I have woken to the hills covered in mist and fog, their bumpy silhouettes rising like lavender-grey monoliths from the wet earth. In weather like this I can't help but open myself up to the mysteries of life, let my mind wander into the dark corners of the abyss and adventure into the rabbit holes that emerge on long thought trails. I have spent countless h
Every time I sit down to write in my blog I marvel at how much time has passed since my last post. So much for a weekly writing practice in 2019! I should know better than to make any New Years resolutions! So, it is the first day of the third month of 2019 already and I have to say that it has been a pleasant, calm and peaceful couple of months. I have slid right into an easy momentum and created a routine that consists of gardening, painting, basket making, and domesticity.
The single most asked question I receive about my work is ‘Why whales?’ Why indeed! I mean, I could be painting birds, or marsupials, or bears. But no, my subject of choice is whales and cetaceans – the big, buoyant giants of the seas! Firstly, let it be known that I love whales. I mean, I am really taken with these creatures. I have fallen for their charms hook, line and sinker. And the wonderful thing is, that the more I learn about them, the more I fall for them. They are
I turn 40 in about a week's time - 40! Oh my lawdy, lawd, lawd, waaaah! It feels momentous and far more significant an age than any that has come before. This feeling of importance is completely arbitrary of course, but I never 'imagined' 40, I never thought about what it would be like to be this age when I was young. I probably didn't think I would even make it this far! I certainly thought that 40 was super old. Haha, how time has a way of changing our minds! Anyway, I feel