This summer I photographed my partner relishing a brief seaside trip following his toughest ever months working for the ambulance service. I wanted to capture his seaside glee! He’s back to work now, but it was touching to see him wandering into the waves, free from stress, amid the most challenging times of his career. … More Photographing joy!
Allotments, or community gardens, are a big feature of life in the UK city of Bristol. We just switched to a new patch and I wanted to share photos of the beautiful produce and flowers the outgoing tenant left us! We have a tiny city garden, so it’s a joy to cycle to our allotment … More Our new community garden!
Today I taught my son about clouds. In this paused world, it seemed a useful life skill to take notice of the ever-changing backdrop that is the sky. Clouds are landscapes in motion. They can alter one’s mood, inspire creativity, nurture mindfulness and foretell weather patterns. Yet they escape our notice daily. In the U.K. … More The sky from our window
Even when the pages are blank, creativity doesn’t stop. Art and writing also take place on the boundless landscapes of the mind. … More If productivity slides, creativity can still thrive
Creativity must lie fallow in order to rejuvenate. Welcome the block, try creative ‘crop rotation’, plus other ideas that can help! … More Overcoming creative blocks
Art can take you anywhere… if you let it. Soaring mountains, castles in the sky, mossy woods. When I feel anxious, art takes me by the hand and I go on a creative journey. Sometimes that place is right in front of me – a cat on a sofa, clouds in the sky – and … More Art versus anxiety