Setting the year ablaze

For the last few years, I’ve chosen a word for the year – something to mull over, to set intention, to facilitate ongoing inner growth… For a few years there, the word was ‘No’, as in learning to say no, to be assertive, to DISCERN what was and wasn’t important to me… Last year’s word … Continue reading Setting the year ablaze

old roses

Black Doris did really well on Friday. She made me a little bit of cash and garnered many compliments on her fine appearance. Fun was had. * I’m having one of those times of life where the dial goes from ‘happily busy’ into ‘OVERWHELM‘ *cue obnoxious siren noise, flashing lights, general chaos* … When the … Continue reading old roses

free nature mandala*

*those of you who are ancient like me, might get the bad pun in the title… I love mandala. I often make little ones out of windfalls and flowers, in my backyard or when I’m out and about. I love the idea of art that sits there until the weather scatters it off in all … Continue reading free nature mandala*

an everyday dreamer

  (Sweet peas from my garden. I planted them amongst the bean vines.)  I was trawling my photographs looking for blog inspiration and I thought – Geez, there are so many random shots which aren’t really ‘about’ anything….’ …and there I found this post.   (Friends of mine have a red window at the end … Continue reading an everyday dreamer

fresh inspiration

When is an ‘inspiration wall’ not an inspiration wall? When it’s been up for almost two years and you’ve stopped seeing it anymore… I have a creative room out in my backyard. Our garage was converted to a sleepout by previous owners and now we’ve set it up so half of it is guest-room (well, … Continue reading fresh inspiration

word of the year 2014

Last year I did Susannah Conway’s excellent worksheets for planning the year ‘Unravelling The Year Ahead’. I find them to be a good combination of compassionate, specific, gentle, but also motivating and, this is important, fun! Part of the process is coming up with a word for the year. Something that in one word sums … Continue reading word of the year 2014