Home, crafts and creativity. Autumn is a beautiful time of year, where the change in weather, the leaves, the shorter days and longer nights catalyse a transformative psychological process in us, we reflect, look forward to the end of the year and to the start of a new one. This time of year has been… Continue reading Autumn Things: Part 1.
Sometimes, I wonder if the universe is watching, cradling my fate like a nurturing mother, looking on with plans beyond my comprehension, holding all the good things that are yet to come, close to her heart, like a winning hand, ready to make up for all the pain. But when I stare up at those… Continue reading Writing on Wednesdays #6
You might have noticed that I didn't post Writing on Wednesdays this week, and that is because I have been busy spending my time off this week doing cool things! So, this Saturday I will be posting/blogging about my trip to Durham with my friend Annie, pushing back the post on Rupi Kaur's 'Milk and… Continue reading Change of scheduled weekly post this weekend.
When you're working a fair amount it can be really easy to let days off disappear into a blur of lethargy and laziness. BUT, as I mentioned briefly in my New Years post, this year I made an aim to make more use of my time, in any way that benefits my life, look after… Continue reading Self-care Days: A Lesson In How to Be Kind to Yourself.
From the one you throw stones at when I sit on your garden wall. Hi from the street. This is my kingdom. The trash laden back alleys, full of forgotten toys, thrown away by children who got something better last year for Christmas. Once I might have had a home, a vague memory of somewhere,… Continue reading Writing on Wednesdays #2
Like any good remedy, the writing of poetry can be one of the most natural processes in which you can release, express and work through hard times and emotions that would otherwise go unsaid. From the ages of 16 to 19 I, like many others the same age, was living with pretty severe depression, anxiety… Continue reading The Healing Properties of Poetry.
As you know, I usually post on Friday evenings but due to an impromptu and unplanned visit home to my mum's I haven't been able to polish this weeks post on drafting poetry up to a standard I want to post. But it's not an entire disaster because I am going to finish it tomorrow… Continue reading A slight delay…
I know I have a weekly Friday slot that I post in usually, but as promised there will be some bonus, inbetween posts of updates/poetry! So... my update? Over the past few months I have been trying my hand at writing some articles and I sent two of them off to Navy Magazine. Amazingly,… Continue reading An inbetween update #1
So, now that we have a set date every week (if you haven't read my post about this, find it here), I thought I'd tease you all a bit with what I am planning! Next week - April 14th: 'The Arrival and the language of film', a kind of review, kind of discussion on how… Continue reading The next 3 weeks of posts from me…
Recently I came into possession of two perfectly portable sized (Moomin themed, read my post about the moomin exhibition I went to here) notebooks. I have always found that one of the best ways I can keep my creative energy flowing is to, as frequently as possible, write poetry. Like many others, writing poetry was how… Continue reading Poetry on the go and the art of creative spontaneity.