Monday, 17 January 2011


The light today has been beautiful, happy light. And on what seems like my first walk outside in the daylight for months I noticed the trees have buds on.

Thursday, 6 January 2011


Thank you for your thoughts and wishes yesterday, it means a lot.

Next month is this blog's fourth birthday, and I've realised, its such a good thing to have, to look back through a window into my thoughts, to see how much has changed but also how much has stayed the same. I randomly stumbled across this post again, and it's a good reminder to me of the kind of person I want to be heading into term time again next week. It's easy to be complacent isn't it.

And I've realised I miss posting regularly here, miss the chance to order my thoughts and ideas and see what spills out. The internet can suck away my creativity, if I let it, and this blog counteracts that I think, it's a positive thing. Instead of mindlessly clicking, there's a purpose. And I miss having the record of when I made what, in my head everything was a month ago, or two perhaps... so its good to look back at how ideas have developed (or not) and spot them emerging (or not!) And I miss the connection with people, the thoughts your comments provoke, the motivation to push myself further and the confidence it gives me to carry on making. I suppose I'm saying that I'm not sure where I would be today if I hadn't started up this process those four years ago. No where bad I'm sure, but certainly somewhere different... So... I have scalpel hand; red coloured finger bent back,with a dint in the end; from cutting...

Wednesday, 5 January 2011


Today I am 28 years old. 28 summers, 28 winters, 28 turns round the sun.

There are things I want to do this year

I'm part of a touring exhibition in Summer; Meadowsweet; books to be made, paper to be cut, new things. There's a kitchen to install and a garden to make. Vegetables and flowers and trees to grow. Maybe a pizza oven. Kittens to snuggle, to release into the outside world and trust in their return (and that's going to be a hard one I think...) Spend time with friends and family, appreciate what I have.

I've been a bit lost, in one way and another. Dark nights and time and no time and things to do. It's like time stopped but also ran away with me. I don't know. But now something slotted into place, perhaps, and today I've had a happy day :)