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!
This week my street celebrated a Creative Day, with our locked-down neighbours sharing artwork and music on a street WhatsApp group! … More Our street’s Creative Day via smartphones
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
Over the next few months my son and I will be spending a lot of time at home alone together, while my partner does frontline ambulance work. There’s so much about that sentence that makes me take a deep breath. SO, I’ve been drafting a list of creative activities for me and my seven-year-old. Here are … More Creative ideas for the long stay at home
When a friend turned 50 recently I decided to draw her present – fifty trees, one for each year, as we live near inner-city woods. I remembered how fun it is to personalise a gift. And there are so many factors you can include in the artwork: What colours do friends like? Where do they … More Drawing pictures for gifts